Lubbock Police Chief: ‘I will not be applying,’ after name appears on list of candidates for Kansas City Police Chief

Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell
Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 5:41 PM CDT
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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.”

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