Police officer in Kansas City, Kansas, loses of state police license for cocaine use

A Kansas City, Kansas officer had his police certification revoked after confessing to cocaine use.

Richard Robinson worked as a member of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department from January 2022 to March 2023.

Documents from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training revealed that on February 23, 2023, he underwent a random drug test, which yielded a positive result for cocaine.

During questioning, Robinson confessed to having consumed cocaine within the two days leading up to the drug test.

According to Nancy Chartrand, a spokesperson for KCKPD, the employees of the department must undergo random and “for cause” drug testing as part of their obligations.

Robinson’s test result, which came back positive on March 3, 2023, led to his immediate suspension from all duties without pay. Three days later, on March 6, 2023, he was terminated, as stated by Chartrand.

CPOST, the state agency in charge of certifying police officers, has revoked his license.

I tried calling Robinson multiple times but couldn’t reach him.

In 2023, CPOST took away 47 police certifications.

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