Lawrence Police Chief Rich Lockhart talks about racial disparities, officer credibility, police in schools, mental health and more in his first sit-down interview with the Times. Plus, get a glimpse at his photography hobby.
Incoming Lawrence Chief of Police Rich Lockhart will start his job with an annual salary of $156,035, expenses for moving, and a vacation perk on par with city staff employed 6-10 years.
Rich Lockhart, currently chief of police in Warrensburg, Missouri, has accepted an employment offer with the City of Lawrence.
In the final stage of recruitment for police chief, Rich Lockhart met with community members Thursday and said he thinks a consultant group’s report completed in the spring is a “great roadmap” for the Lawrence Police Department.
A veteran of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the current chief of Warrensburg, Missouri police is the finalist to become the next chief in Lawrence.
Plans for a consolidated field operations campus and review of a draft citywide public camera policy progressed at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.
Members of the Lawrence City Commission received an update about the Lawrence Police Department’s progress toward a lengthy list of improvement goals at Tuesday’s meeting.
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday will hear about progress Lawrence police have made on a consultants’ recommendations, plus updates on 8 Can’t Wait policies and decriminalization of poverty.
An ex-Lawrence police officer constructed a criminal case against a skateboarder in an attempt to avoid, essentially, the excessive force lawsuit that was filed Friday in federal court, the complaint alleges.
The Lawrence Police Department received three complaints of racial or bias-based policing from July 1, 2020 through Wednesday of this week, one of which was sustained, according to an annual report released Friday.
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