Lubbock Police Chief: ‘I will not be applying,’ after name appears on list of candidates for Kansas City Police Chief
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - In an article published today in the Kansas City Star, Chief Mitchell is on a list of candidates of early contenders for the Chief of Police position in Kansas City.
The article states it could be up to a year before the position is filled, but Chief Mitchell is listed as a candidate, along with five other people.
Chief Mitchell is a former Kansas City Police Department Major. He became the Lubbock Police Chief after serving as the Chief of Police for Temple, Texas. Chief Mitchell has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience.
Chief Mitchell released a statement Monday afternoon, saying he will not be applying for the Kansas City job, and his “commitment to [Lubbock Police] remains the same.”
Today an article was published in the KC Star naming me as one of many potential candidates to be the next COP in KC. While I’m humbled to have my name mentioned for the position, my commitment to @LubbockPolice remains the same! So let’s put this to bed. I will not be applying.— Chief Floyd Mitchell (@Chief_FMitchell) May 23, 2022
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