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Troy Livingston Appointed Interim Police Chief for City of Wichita

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​The City of Wichita today announced the appointment of Troy Livingston as Interim Chief of the Wichita Police Department (WPD) effective Tuesday, September 27. Livingston is a former Deputy Chief of WPD and served in a variety of capacities with the department from 1995 until 2019 when he retired from the department. He is not a candidate for the permanent chief position.

Current Interim Chief Lem Moore will continue serving the WPD until Friday, September 30 to assist with the transition.

City Manager Robert Layton said, “Troy Livingston is a great fit to serve the City as Interim Chief. He has an outstanding depth of experience and knowledge of the department. His tested judgement and commendable experience at just about every level of leadership in the department, from officer to deputy chief, gives him a great perspective and understanding of the needs of the City and the department. He will be a strong, respected leader while the search for the permanent chief position is completed.”

Layton continued, “I also want to recognize and thank Interim Chief Moore for his many, many years of service and specifically for his leadership over the last several challenging months for the City. We wish him well.”

Livingston said, “I am looking forward to serving my community again, as well as preparing for a smooth transition for the new chief. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a lot of great progress accomplished for the City in the interim."

Livingston holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and a master’s in both criminal justice and public administration from Wichita State University. He also attended the FBI National Academy’s 274th Session, graduated from the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute and graduated from the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, Class 381.

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