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The City of Wichita will start over on its search for a new police chief after months of deliberations.

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Wichita State University says it will add four more police officers as it continues to work on multiple fronts to ensure a safe campus.

University Police Chief Sara Morris said in a news release Monday the university recognizes that several recent incidents have raised concerns about campus safety. She says the crime rate is low, but no crime is acceptable.

The four new officers will be in addition to the 28 already employed, and will be hired under an expedited search process.

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The two finalists in the running for the next Chief of the Wichita Police Department answered questions at a public forum on Monday night.

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The City of Wichita is asking residents to provide further input on the hiring of the next Wichita Police Department Chief.

Questions for the two finalists in the search for the next chief of police can be submitted through the city’s website. The public will also have a chance to ask the candidates questions tonight at the Wichita Police Chief candidates’ forum at Century II’s Convention Hall.

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The three finalists in the search for the next Wichita police chief were announced Thursday morning.


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.

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Authorities say that caution needs to be part of Independence Day celebrations.

Though it is legal to use certain kinds of fireworks in Wichita, only those inspected and approved by the Wichita fire marshal and sold from the tents around the city are OK. Approved fireworks emit sparks no more than six feet in any direction, and are not labeled as emitting flaming balls.

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The city held a briefing yesterday to update the community about several issues covered in an earlier assessment of the Wichita Police Department, including the use of body cameras. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc has more.

City Manager Robert Layton said that the city is on track to get and put in use body cameras for more than 300 Wichita police officers by early fall.

He said that the policy for the use of the cameras and the data is almost complete.

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A Community Advisory Board for the city of Wichita is expected to be up and running in the next three months.

KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports on the city’s progress update released today...

The new Community Advisory Board will provide residents with a format for sharing concerns and offering input on the Wichita Police Department’s practices and policies.

City Manager Robert Layton says board members will be selected and trained in the coming months before they begin meeting.

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Authorities are continuing an investigation into the death of a Wichita man who was shot and killed by police Saturday night. The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…

In a written statement outlining the shooting, Wichita Police Chief Nelson Mosley says there are still several questions that need to be answered.