Wichita police captain named Bel Aire police chief
05/01/2014 11:57 AM
05/01/2014 11:59 AM
Darrell Atteberry, a Wichita police captain, has been named Bel Aire’s police chief.
Atteberry, 54, will begin his new job May 27, Bel Aire City Manager Ty Lasher said Thursday.
A resident of Bel Aire for nearly 20 years, Atteberry has been on the city’s planning commission for 13 years, according to a news release.
Atteberry had been with the Wichita Police Department since 1981. His responsibilities have included crime lab investigator, traffic, training, records bureau commander and commander of a police substation.
He replaces John Daily, who retired a few months ago because of medical reasons, Lasher said.
Bel Aire has 10 full-time police officers and a population of about 6,800 people, Lasher said.
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