City Manager Robert Layton announced on Friday that Deputy Chief Nelson Mosley will serve as Interim Police Chief of the Wichita Police Department. Mosley will succeed outgoing Police Chief Norman Williams, who announced a week ago his retirement, effective Sept. 5, after 39 years with the WPD.
Mosley will serve as interim police chief while Layton oversees a process to hire a new chief and an operational assessment of the police department, expected to be completed by the end of the 2014. Mosley joined the WPD in February of 1987. He has served as a Police Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain and, in October of 2009, he was promoted to Deputy Police Chief. He currently commands the Field Services Division (Patrol). As Interim Chief, Mosley will manage an $80 million budget and supervise about 840 employees.
Mosley received his Master of Science degree in Management as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management both from Friends University. He graduated from the 241st session of the FBI National Academy in June of 2010 and has received numerous awards throughout his law enforcement career to include the bronze wreath of merit, the distinguished service, the life saving, perfect attendance and safe driving awards and several certificates of appreciation. In 2004 he was recognized by the Wichita Business Journal with the 40 under 40 award and was a member of 2006 Leadership Wichita class sponsored by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the East YMCA Advisory Board and coaches youth basketball. He is married and has five children.