City of Chapman

City Administrator / Clerk

Bill Flanery

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Contact Bill at or call (785) 922-6582.

City Treasurer

Jennifer Helmer


Jen has been with the City of Chapman since December 2021. She’s a new transplant to Dickinson County courtesy of her husband’s military career, but a lifelong Kansas resident. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her family, antiquing, and exploring new Kansas towns. She resides with her husband Matt, dog Charlie Ann, and their cats Otis and Wabash.

Contact Jen at or call (785) 922-6582.

Director, Public Works

Ed Wehrmeister

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Contact Ed at or call (785) 922-6582.

Director, Parks and Recreation

Tori Heller

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Contact Tori at or call (785) 922-6582.

Chief of Police

Kevin Diercks


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.

Contact Kevin at or call (785) 922-6582.

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