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Chief Dawn Layman

Chief Dawn Layman headshot photo.Chief Dawn Layman began her career with the Lenexa Police Department in 1993. She has been a patrol officer, detective, patrol supervisor, watch commander, deputy chief and in December 2020, was appointed police chief.

In 2015, Deputy Chief Layman was named the Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year by the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE). Deputy Chief Layman has also served as president of NAWLEE. At the Lenexa Police Department, Deputy Chief Layman has been responsible for the implementation of a mentoring program pairing new hires with current employees, body-worn video cameras, a license plate recognition program and a public-private security camera partnership, among other things.