(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — Dodge City has named a new Police Chief. Craig Mellecker has been with the department for 26 years.
He was appointed by Dodge City on Tuesday.
“Craig’s knowledge and experience of police department operations enable him to step into the position with full confidence of the city administration and police staff,” stated City Manager Ken Strobel. “We were pleased that Craig was willing to accept the promotion and the challenge of leading a department of sixty-nine employees.”
Craig has moved up the ranks throughout his career and since 2001 held the rank of Lieutenant in the detective division. He has also twice had the opportunity to serve as Interim Police Chief.
“The support while serving as Interim Police Chief helped me decide that the time was right to accept the position,” stated Chief Mellecker.