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Search For Next Wichita Police Chief Narrowed Down


The search for Wichita’s next police chief continues.

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell says the list of candidates for police chief has been narrowed down to five, including interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley. Longwell says a committee will conduct the next round of interviews next week.

A public forum will allow the community to weigh in. City Manager Bob Layton is expected to hire the next police chief sometime in September.

“They will narrow those 5 down to two and then release those two names to the public because then we will hold some public style interviews of some nature,” he says.

Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.