KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas on Thursday announced an interim police chief for the KCK police department following Police Chief Terry Zeigler's retirement next month.
Deputy Police Chief Michael York will serve as interim chief of the department until a permanent replacement is hired, the Unified Government said in a news release.
York, who joined KCKPD in 1992 as a patrol officer, was promoted to assistant chief in 2016 and deputy chief in 2017, according to the news release.
“Deputy Chief York is a longtime veteran of the KCK Police Department and has served the community for nearly 30 years with distinction,” Unified Government County Administrator Doug Bach said in the release. “He will be a strong leader of the department until a permanent chief is hired.”
Bach said he plans to launch a national search for the police department’s next chief, which he hopes to hire by the second quarter of 2020.