New police chief hired at Wichita State

Sara Morris has been named Wichita State University’s new chief of police, replacing Paul Dotson, who is retiring Saturday after 10 years.

Morris will be the first female university police chief at a Kansas Board of Regents school, according to a WSU news release on Wednesday. She has been a captain with WSU’s police department for eight years and an officer with the Wichita Police Department for 20 years. She worked there as an undercover officer, homicide detective, patrol sergeant and patrol lieutenant.

At the Wichita police department, she was the first female robbery and homicide detective and the first to be promoted directly to homicide, according to the news release.