Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez resigns

Published: Sep. 12, 2023 at 8:57 PM CDT
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KCTV) - Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez resigned from his position Tuesday.

His resignation is effective immediately.

Donchez’s sudden departure from the position leaves it to be filled by Deputy Chief Simon Happer in the interim.

“The City will begin a national search for a new police chief as soon as possible,” an OP Police spokesperson said.

The City said it could not provide more information beyond that statement because the City does not comment on personnel information.

Just over a week prior, Donchez announced that the Overland Park Police Department would be beginning a trust-building campaign between residents and law enforcement.

Donchez was hired as Overland Park’s police chief in 2014.

This is a breaking news story. KCTV5 will update it as more information becomes available.