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Deputy Chief Jose Salcido - Investigations Division

Jose is a twenty-five-year veteran of the department. His assignments include Patrol Officer, Community Policing Officer, and Supervisor, Gang Intelligence Officer, Undercover Narcotics Detective, Gang Unit Detective, Patrol and SCAT Sergeant, Patrol East Watch Commander, and most recently worked as the Patrol South Bureau Commander.

Jose's awards include a Silver Wreath of Valor, six Bronze Wreathes of Merit, a Bronze Wreath of Merit for Twenty Years of Service, a Life-Saving Award, six Distinguished Service awards, two Safe Driving awards, and seven Certificates of Commendation. Jose was also awarded WPD's Officer of the Year in 2003.

Jose holds two master degrees, an MBA, and a Master's Degree in Military Operational Art and Science through the United States Air Force. Jose is a retired Major from the Kansas Air National Guard, where he served as a Medical Administrator and is a veteran of Desert Storm and the Global War on Terror.

Jose was formerly an adjunct instructor for the Wichita Area Technical College at South High School where he taught Criminal Procedure and at Newman University.


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Deputy Chief Jose Salcido, Investigations Division Commander