Finalists for next chief of KU police to deliver community presentations

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The search for the next leader of the University of Kansas Public Safety Office has narrowed to three finalists — all of whom will deliver campus community presentations this week.

Current police chief Chris Keary announced internally that he planned to retire this year, which prompted the search, KU said in a news release Tuesday.

Two of the three finalists have been named publicly, and the third candidate is scheduled to be unveiled Thursday. They will each give an hourlong presentation on “Police Reform on a University Campus.”

The finalist presentations come just a week after KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced the university and KU PSO would implement all 12 recommendations from a task force on community-responsive policing that had spent months analyzing the practices of the university’s on-campus police force.

The first finalist is Terence Calloway, who currently serves as chief of police and assistant vice president of campus safety and security at Florida A&M University. KU said Tuesday that Calloway joined Florida A&M in 2013 after serving as chief of police at Austin Peay State University from January 2012 to June 2013, and as chief of police for the Village of Woodmere, Ohio, from January 2010 to January 2012.

Nelson Mosely is the second finalist, and currently serves as the police chief of Rose Hill, just southeast of Wichita. Mosley joined the Rose Hill Police Department in July 2016, and spent much of his career before that in the Wichita Police Department. He started there as an officer in 1987 before advancing to the role of deputy police chief in 2009. He also served as the interim police chief in Wichita from September 2014 to January 2016.

Registration is required for all presentation viewers, and participation in each presentation will be limited to the first 300 registrants, KU said. Questions from viewers will be moderated and presented by search committee members.

Here’s the virtual presentation schedule:

Members of the KU community are encouraged to provide feedback on all three candidates by June 13 via the search committee website, where videos of each candidate’s presentation will be posted.

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