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Olathe names new police chief

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 18:37:28-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The city of Olathe, Kansas, has named Mike Butaud as its new police chief.

Olathe City Manager Michael Wilkes made the announcement on Tuesday.

Butaud has worked for the Olathe Police Department since 1993.

“I firmly believe Olathe is the best police department in America with the most talented and caring officers and civilians. All employees within this agency share my heartfelt commitment to this city, this department, and everyone in our community,” Butaud said in the press release.

He has been serving as acting chief since June 1 and will permanently assume the position on July 29.

The change comes after Chief Steven Menke retired in April of 2019.