Kevin Diercks, Chief of Police
Chief Kevin Diercks has been with the Chapman Police Department since September 2011. His wife Heidi is a Science teacher at Chapman Middle School. He has four children. Two have graduated from Chapman and two are still in school. Kevin has Associates Degrees in Biology and Criminal Justice from Colby Community College. He began his career in Law Enforcement in April of 1990 as a Detention Officer with the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office in Colby,Ks. In October of 1990 he became a Deputy Sheriff and graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. In October 1993 he moved to the Colby Police Department in Colby, Ks. While at Colby he was a member of the Special Response Team. He attended FBI sniper school and was also an entry team member. He has been a certified instructor in Defensive Tactics and several facets of firearms use. Kevin moved to the Chapman area in October 2008 as his wife Heidi took a teaching position at the Chapman Middle School. He was with the Abilene Police Department until coming to Chapman. He continues to enjoy training in tactical applications and school security. In his off time Kevin enjoys hunting and fishing as much as possible with his family. Diercks was appointed as Chief of Police in January of 2017.
Chief Dierks can be contacted by email or by phone at 785-922-6463
Allen Cottone, Patrol Officer
Allen has been a member of the Chapman Police Department since October 1, 2018. He has been in law enforcement since July of 2014, and a graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, KS. Since being a law enforcement officer, he has been a deputy with the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office, a police officer with the Maple Hill Police Department and now with us in Chapman. Prior to being in law enforcement, Allen was an Infantryman in the US Army with 21 years of active duty service. He has been to numerous bases as assignments, and has been deployed to Bosnia twice, Iraq twice, Kuwait once and Afghanistan once. He was stationed twice at Fort Riley and has been in Kansas for 15 years. Allen has two sons, a daughter, and twin grandsons. His youngest son is now a freshman at Abilene High School and is the reason he has come to this area to be closer to him. He is a recent graduate of Central Christian College of Kansas, graduating in May of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Allen has said that he enjoys small town policing and is surprised with the support he has received from our community. He has stated that he likes to stop and chat it up with the members of the community and wants to make sure people do realize that we are approachable and are people, just like everyone else. Most enjoyable of all is his interaction, is interacting with the kids of the community.
Officer Cottone can be contacted by email or by phone at 785-922-6463