New Killeen police chief will take post Friday


Charles Kimble began his career in law enforcement as a member of the Milwaukee Police Department.   Contributed photo

The Killeen Police Department will have a new chief of police beginning Friday, as the City Council recently appointed Charles Kimble to head the department.

Kimble, a 25-year veteran of the law enforcement field, will start his new post Sept. 1, according to the city.  He joins the Killeen Police Department from the town of Spring Lake, North Carolina, where he is serving as chief of police.

“The feedback I received from the interview panels and the public confirmed my belief that Charles Kimble is the right leader for our police department,” Killeen City Manager Ron Olson said in a press release.

Kimble began his career in law enforcement as a member of the Milwaukee Police Department and then joined the Fayetteville, North Carolina Police Department where he earned the rank of captain and served as assistant police chief for the department. 

He holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Liberty University and an associate of arts from Central Texas College.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected to be a member of this great organization,” Kimble said in a statement. “I am thankful to the Killeen City Council, Mr. Olson and the selection committee for the opportunity to lead the Killeen Police Department and to join a dynamic management team.”

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