City looking at possibility of finding a new Chief of Police


The City of Topeka is preparing to find a new chief of police after its current chief was nominated by the President for U.S. Marshal of Kansas.

Ronald Miller’s nomination has been sent to the U.S. Senate. A decision on the appointment is expected in the next few weeks.

Until then, the City Manager, Jim Colson says he and Miller will work together in the city’s search for a new chief of police.

A city spokesman says the hiring process varies.

City Councilwoman, Karen Hiller says if the Chief gets the U.S. Marshals job, it will be very difficult to fill Miller’s shoes.

“We need someone who can lead, who’s a great cop but who’s also a great manager of both personal and situations and issues as well as money,” says Hiller.  “It will be a challenge, I’m sure we’re up to it but again I’m proud of him and for him.”

Hiller says finding another candidate for chief of police could take nearly six months.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s