By KARI BLURTON
Director of Police at Fort Hays State University Ed Howell now has another title.
Howell won a recent election making him Sergeant of Arms of Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. The position enables him to step up to vice president of the KACP next year.
Howell says he is honored to be representing northwest Kansas in his new role.
“Four other well-qualified gentleman ran for the same office I did and, fortunately, I was elected,” Howell said.
Howell is a fifth-generation law enforcement officer and has worn the badge for more than 20 years.
Howell noted he thought his dad would be proud of his new position.
The KACP has more than 500 members from across the state. Howell said the association’s functions include law enforcement training regulations, legislative activities and homeland security.