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Deputy WPD Chief Lemuel Moore selected as interim chief

Deputy Chief Lemuel Moore has been selected to serve as the interim chief of the Wichita Police...
Deputy Chief Lemuel Moore has been selected to serve as the interim chief of the Wichita Police Department.(Wichita Police Department)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 4:31 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The City of Wichita announced a familiar face to lead the city’s police department in an interim role. In a news release Wednesday, Jan. 26, the city introduced Wichita Police Department Deputy Chief Lemuel Moore as the department’s interim chief. The 30-year WPD veteran steps into the position following Chief Gordon Ramsay’s announcement that he’ll be leaving the WPD, effective March 1.

In the search for Ramsay’s permanent replacement, the city’s news release said “an extensive search process will be conducted to select the next leader for the Wichita Police Department.”

The city said Moore’s WPD career includes service in several capacities. He began as a beat officer in Patrol East and Patrol North, before becoming a DARE and School Liaison Officer. He has also served as a detective in the Undercover Narcotic Section, Financial Crimes Unit and Exploited and Missing Child Unit.

The city said, “his time in the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain found him working in various capacities at Patrol South, Patrol West and the Law Enforcement Training Center. Moore has also served the community through his involvement on the Board of Directors for the Family Crisis Center.”

“This extensive experience in serving Wichita uniquely qualifies him for the Interim Police Chief position,” said City Manager Bob Layton. “During the next 30 days, Interim Chief Moore will work with Chief Ramsay to ensure a smooth transition for the Department.”

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