Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Terry Zeigler named new police chief in KCK


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Kansas City, Kan., Police Department Assistant Chief Terry Zeigler has been named the new police chief in Kansas City, Kan.,

A 24-year veteran of the department, Zeigler will replace Interim Police Chief Ellen Hanson.

“One question that I have been repeatedly asked is, ‘Why do you want to be Chief of Police?’” The answer is very simple – I love serving people," Zeigler said. “I want to serve the citizens and businesses of our city by helping make our community as safe as possible.

Wyandotte County Administrator Doug Bach said Zeigler has proven that he has experience in leadership.

“More than eight months ago I started this position as County Administrator for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. At that time, I recognized that one of the biggest task I had ahead of me was the appointment of a new Chief of Police for the City of Kansas City, Kansas,” said Doug Bach. “My selection has proven his leadership abilities and expertise on many fronts during his distinguished career.”

Here is more biographical information about Zeigler, courtesy of the UG:
Chief Zeigler has a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Kansas; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Human Relations from Mid-America Nazarene University; and he is also a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and Leadership School-Quantico, Virginia.

In addition his formal education in law enforcement, Chief Zeigler has worked in a variety of assignments during his career with the KCK Police Department. 
He has committed 10-years of his professional law enforcement career in the role of commander; combining his experience, specialized knowledge, and achievements in areas of patrol, investigations, national security and administration.

Department reorganization and the continued use of successful policing strategies were just a few of the priorities the Chief mentioned to improving the effectiveness of fighting crime in KCK.