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Chief of Police for Topeka Public Schools retires

Ron Brown, who served as Chief of Police for Topeka Public Schools gives speech at his retirement party on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Ron Brown, who served as Chief of Police for Topeka Public Schools gives speech at his retirement party on Thursday, July 2, 2020.(WIBW)
Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 6:35 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Public Schools Chief of Police Ron Brown was welcomed into retirement Thursday.

Topeka Public Schools held a party for Brown Thursday at the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers.

Brown served in the marines before working in the Topeka Police Department (TPD) where he became a Command Major.

He joined Topeka Public Schools after retiring from both careers.

Brown said he enjoyed getting to know the students and watching them grow.

”Switching over from a police agency with the Topeka Police Department to the school district was quite a bit of a change and I learned a lot in the school district because our focus here was more of a coach-mentor in dealing with a lot of young folks, creating relationships whereas many times on the streets you’re going very quickly dealing with someone for a few moments and resolving the issue and moving on to the next call.”

Brown plans on spending his retirement golfing, volunteering with different veterans charities and traveling with his wife.

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