Chief Gordon Ramsay was appointed as Wichita’s police chief in January of 2016 and has been a police officer since 1993. Chief Ramsay grew up in Duluth, MN and served as that city’s police chief from 2006 through 2016. He was the youngest police chief to ever serve in Duluth and was promoted for his innovation in policing and successful track record of reducing crime, building and maintaining strong relationships and community policing. Since coming to Wichita he has focused on strengthening relationships and building trust with our community. He’s worked with our African-American community to create a “God Squad” made up of religious leaders to help and advise the chief and department on critical issues impacting our communities. The chief also created a Hispanic liaison position to work with our rapidly growing Hispanic community and created a Spanish Facebook page. The liaison officer regularly provides media interviews and updates in Spanish, meets with Hispanic leaders and business groups and coordinates the Hispanic Chief’s Advisory Board.
In addition Chief Ramsay has changed policies and practices to allow our police officers more discretion in how they go about their duties. He believes in pushing decisions downward and had a sincere and passionate belief in the role our officers play in our community. The Chief hopes to have more officers engaged in foot and bike patrols throughout the City and wants to continue to build on our community policing efforts.
The department has almost completed a staffing study and is commencing a strategic planning process in early 2017.
Chief Ramsay is proud and honored to serve as Police Chief for the City of Wichita.
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth
Master of Arts in Management at the College of St. Scholastica
FBI National Academy 222nd Session
Board Member South Central Kansas Boys and Girls Club
Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association – President 2014-2015
International Association of Chiefs of Police Mid-Sized Cities Section – General Chair
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