Police Officers


Kevin Diercks, Chief of Police849 Pic

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



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