Judge Dennis C. Eckold was appointed as an associate circuit judge in the 6th Judicial Circuit in May 2010. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before his appointment to the court, Judge Eckold spent many years in the private practice of law. He served as a commissioner and board president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Platte County Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. His community interests include Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Eleemosynary Society of Platte County.