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Interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley To Retire After 29 Years With WPD

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The Wichita Police Department has announced Interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley is retiring at the end of January.

Mosley began his career with the Wichita Police Department 29 years ago as a police recruit, according to city officials.

He would eventually become deputy chief in 2009 and interim police chief after Norman Williams retired in 2014.

“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to serve this community,” Mosley said in a release. “The men and women of the Wichita Police Department have my sincere respect—thank you for your dedication and professionalism.”

Mosley saw the department through a series of local public forums called "No Ferguson Here," held in response to the rioting and protesting in Ferguson, MO, where Michael Brown—an 18-year-old black man—was killed by a white police officer in 2014.

As a result of those meetings, the City of Wichita is working to equip all officers with body cameras.

“I offer Chief Mosley my heartfelt thanks and appreciation for both his long-term commitment to the Wichita Police Department and his service as the department’s leader during the past year,” Wichita City Manager Robert Layton said.

Mosley also saw the department through the process of hiring the city’s new police chief, Gordon Ramsay, who starts at the end of this month.

Mosley will officially retire on Jan. 22.

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