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Wichita police chief finalist appointed to Lubbock job, statement says

Gregory Stevens, assistant police chief in Lubbock, Texas
Gregory Stevens, assistant police chief in Lubbock, Texas

Gregory Stevens, one of three finalists for the Wichita police chief job, has been appointed as the new police chief in Lubbock, Texas, according to a statement on that city’s website Friday afternoon.

Stevens, now an assistant police chief in Lubbock, must be confirmed by the Lubbock City Council, the statement said.

On Thursday, Wichita City Manager Robert Layton said that Stevens was one of the finalists for the Wichita job. The two other finalists are Joel Fitzgerald, police chief in Allentown, Pa., and Terri Moses, executive director of safety services for the Wichita school district and a former Wichita deputy police chief.

Wichita officials couldn’t be reached for comment Friday afternoon on Stevens’ appointment in Lubbock.

Reach Tim Potter at 316-268-6684 or tpotter@wichitaeagle.com.

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