Episode 03 of the Building Buchanan Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure!


“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”- Mr. Rogers


In this episode, Matt Kneib, police officer with the St. Joseph Police Department, shares about his journey and evolution as a helper and how sharing his visions of innovation have helped him to find the helpers to put systems in place along the way.

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About our Guest

Photo: Matt Kneib, St Joseph Police Department OfficerMatt Kneib is a father of 3 and a lifelong resident of Northwestern Missouri.

He has almost 20 years experience protecting and serving his community. During that time Matt used his talents to serve many roles over the years while he worked the night shift. In 2015, Matt’s shift changed and so did his perspective.

He noticed a lot of his work wasn’t having the outcomes he hoped for and weren’t meeting the needs of the people in his district.

He changed his approach using his time to build relationships and learn about the gaps, barriers and then helping to create systems address the barriers and to help protect some of SJ most vulnerable citizens. He’s an active member of the St. Joseph Police Special Response Team (SRT) and a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) instructor.

He the recipient of The Officer of The Year Award in 2018 Recognized by The Optimist Club for my Community Involvement, the Autism Connections and Education award from the Autism Alliance of NWMO, and the St. Joseph News press Shine on.

Matt volunteers for Special Olympics and help coach Athletes that participate on our local Swim Team!





TRANSCRIPT: Building Buchanan Podcast Episode 03 – A Cop on a Mission Transcript

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