Monday, June 17, 2013

Edwardsville police deputy chief named police chief in Gardner, Kan.


Edwardsville, Kan., Police Department Deputy Chief Gerry Cullumber has been named Chief of the Gardner Police Department.

The Gardner City Council approved Cullumber's hiring at a meeting tonight in Gardner, Kan.

“I appreciate the leadership that Interim Police Chief James Moore has provided during this process, and I want to thank him and the Gardner Police Department staff for continuing to provide excellent police services to our community," said Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Gardner's City Administrator. "I also want to thank my staff and the search committee for the tremendous help they provided me during the recruitment process.”

Cullumber, along with serving as deputy chief in Edwardsville, Kan., also worked for the Lenexa, Kan., Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

He's a graduate of the FBI Central States Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. He has a Masters of Liberal Arts degree and teaches as an adjunct professor at Baker University in Overland Park, Kan.