Wichita Names Interim Police Chief

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE)— The City of Wichita has named an interim police chief, following last week's retirement announcement by Norman Williams.

Friday morning, City Manager Robert Layton named Deputy Chief Nelson Mosley the interim chief. Mosley has been with the department since 1987 and a deputy chief since 2009.

Chief Williams announced his retirement last week after 39 years with the department. His last day will be September 5 and Mosley will assume his responsibilities the next day.

Mosley will serve as interim chief while Layton oversees the process to hire a new chief and conducts an operational assessment of the department. Layton said in hiring a new chief, they will look at current operational policies, community and employee relations, organizational structure, safety and training programs, community policing model, use of technology, communications and inter-agency relations.

Layton said it will take time to find the right person to lead the Wichita Police Department. A study will be complete by the end of December, and a new chief is expected to be in place by this time next year.