Shawnee names Sam Larson as new police chief

Sam Larson, the city of Shawnee's new chief of police. Larson said all police officers are trained in de-escalation.

The city of Shawnee has announced the appointment of Sam Larson as Shawnee’s new chief of police. Larson most recently served as the deputy chief of police.

The city had conducted a nationwide search following the retirement announcement of Police Chief Rob Moser, who served nearly 30 years in the Shawnee Police Department. Larson will begin his service as police chief Feb. 24.