Bel Aire Names New Police Chief
Bel Aire city leaders are pleased to announce Darrell Atteberry has accepted the position of Bel Aire Police Chief. He will begin his new duties on May 27, 2014.
Chief Atteberry began his career as a police officer with the Wichita Police Department in 1981. He was promoted to the rank of detective in 1990, sergeant in 1993, lieutenant in 2000, and Captain in 2009.
Mr. Atteberry has had various assignments throughout his career. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Crime Lab Investigator, Patrol and Community Policing Sergeant, Traffic, Patrol, Training and Larceny Section Lieutenant. He most recently served as the Patrol West Bureau Commander and previously served as the Records Bureau Commander.
Mr. Atteberry earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics 1995 and his Master's Degree in Public Administration in 2000 both from Wichita State University. He also attended the 2010 session of Leadership Wichita.
Mr. Atteberry is expected to begin his new position on May 27th. "I am honored to serve the residents of Bel Aire as Chief of Police," said Atteberry. "I believe in the importance of working with the community to ensure the safety of our community, and I look forward to leading the Bel Aire Police Department."
Darrell, his wife Joni and five children have been residents of Bel Aire since 1986 and have been active in the community. Darrell has been a planning commission member for 13 years and truly dedicated to Bel Aire.
Bel Aire Police Department
The Bel Aire Police Department would like to welcome you to our online home for the Bel Aire Police Department. Feel free to browse through all the information about the department and our activities simply by going through the website and clicking on any of our pages. You can view crime statistics, crime prevention tips, the "Top Ten Most Wanted" and meet the officers of the department anytime night or day. You can also contact us with concerns and comments or fill out an on-line form when you go on vacation so we can check your house while you are gone. There are also numerous links to other important and informative information. Thank you for visiting the Police Department website and if you have any questions, please contact the Bel Aire Police Department at (316) 744-6000 during normal business hours. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.
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