For Release: February 25, 2014
Contact: Christy Playter, Communications Coordinator - 913.322.5507
Phil Lammers, City Administrator - 913.322.5501

Captain Mike Daniels appointed next Merriam Chief of Police

Captain Mike Daniels, Merriam PD
MERRIAM, KANSAS (Feb. 25, 2014) –– Captain Mike Daniels has been appointed to serve as the next Chief of Police for the City of Merriam by a unanimous decision of the City Council.

Daniels, a 27-year veteran of the Merriam Police Department, will take over the post on June 28th when current Chief Tim Burnett retires.

“The City is fortunate to have someone of Daniels’ caliber for the position,” said Merriam City Administrator Phil Lammers. “He is highly regarded in the Johnson County law enforcement community, and a proven leader in our department.”

Daniels joined the Merriam Police Department in 1987 as a patrol officer. He worked in both patrol and investigative positions within the department with additional duties as a field training officer, firearms and use of force instructor, and SWAT team commander. Daniels is a member of the Metro Squad and the Johnson County Involved Shooting Investigation Team. He was promoted to Lieutenant of Investigations in 2006 and Captain of the Patrol Division in 2013.

“I would like to thank the Mayor and City Council for their trust in my ability to lead the Merriam Police Department,” says Daniels. “It is an honor to become the next chief of a department that has had such exceptional leadership over the past decade.”

Daniels received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Central Missouri State University in 1986 and completed his Master of Criminal Justice degree at Washburn University in 2001. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2010. Daniels is an Adjunct Instructor of criminal justice at the Johnson County Community College and the University of Phoenix.

For more information contact: Phil Lammers at 913-322-5501 or Mike Daniels 913-322-5586.