Paul W. LusterCapt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Paul Luster is a 19 year veteran of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department currently holding the rank of Captain. He brings a unique blend of professional experience to the classroom having served assignments in the patrol, investigations, and administration bureaus. In addition his regular duties, he instructs leadership and communications courses on a regular basis.
Students enjoy Captain Luster’s humble approach, humor, and ability to engage the class throughout training courses. Captain Luster continuously researches current topics and trends and incorporates them into training opportunities. He emphasizes the importance of effective communication and how it plays a significant role in the many facets of policing.
Throughout his career Captain Luster has received numerous awards and commendations including the department’s Certificate of Commendation, Meritorious Service Award, and Special Unit Citation. Captain Luster graduated magna cum laude from Park University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement and holds several specialty instructor certifications. He has been published in the topic of effective communications in policing. Captain Luster is currently assigned to the department’s regional criminalistics laboratory.