A Message About Our Chief

Chief Robert McClarty came on board with the McPherson Police Department in October 2011. Chief McClarty has a long history in law enforcement and is a recent graduate of the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, VA. This high honor is only held by approximately 1% of all members of law enforcement. 

Chief McClarty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Central Christian College of Kansas. He also received certification as a Public Manager from the University of Kansas Public Management Center. He is a member of various professional organizations including the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Kansas Peace Officers Association, and the National Tactical Officers Association. 

When he’s not busy serving the City of McPherson as Police Chief he enjoys volunteering with the Kansas State Fair Foundation and numerous other boards along with being an active Mason in both McPherson and Lindsborg, KS.

Chief McClarty welcomes you to the City of McPherson and offers you this counsel: “Our lives are indicated on a headstone by the dash between our date of birth and date of death. We all want to make our impact known in some way. Make your dash count. Try to leave a mark on the folks you interact with and make your life memorable.”