Governor Brownback and other state and law enforcement officials will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new Kansas Highway Patrol headquarters.
Kechi, just north of Wichita, will be the future home of both the south-central area patrol and Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
The new facility will replace the current location in Wichita, and it's being paid for with asset forfeiture funds.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says its third-highest administrator no longer works at the agency.
KBI spokesman Mark Malick says deputy director Kyle Smith "is no longer employed by the KBI." Malick was a special agent-in-charge at the KBI.
Malick says the KBI's human resources office issued a notice Nov. 26 that Smith no longer worked at the agency.
It's unclear if Smith resigned or was terminated. Malick said he could not discuss the circumstances of Smith's departure because it's a personnel matter.
The budget approved by Kansas lawmakers over the weekend includes funding for two priorities of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.