KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Deputy Police Chief Michael York has been named the interim police chief of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

York will lead the department after Police Chief Terry Zeigler retires in September until a permanent chief is hired.

York joined the KCKPD in 1992 as a patrol officer and promoted to detective in 1998. He advanced to the role of deputy dhief in 2017.

“Deputy Chief York is long-time veteran of the KCK Police Department and has served the community for nearly 30 years with distinction,” Unified Government County Administrator Doug Bach said. “He will be a strong leader of the department until a permanent Chief is hired.”

Bach says he intends to launch a national search with the goal of hiring a permanent police chief.

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