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Killeen city council unanimously approves new police chief

(Courtesy: City of Killeen) (Courtesy: City of Killeen)
KILLEEN, TX (KXXV) -

The Killeen City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Charles Kimble as the city’s police chief at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

In a press release, Kimble said, “I am honored and humbled to be selected to be a member of this great organization.  I am thankful to the Killeen City Council, Mr. Olson and the selection committee for the opportunity to lead the Killeen Police Department and to join a dynamic management team.”

Killeen city manager Ron Olson announced his intent last month to appoint Kimble as police chief after the search for the next chief brought in over 40 applications.

Over the past several weeks, Kimble has had the opportunity to meet with current Killeen Police Department employees. 

Kimble has more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement.

He is currently Police Chief of Spring Lake, North Carolina Police Department. His career also includes 20 years with the Fayetteville, North Carolina Police Department and two years with the Fayetteville State University Police Department. Kimble holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Liberty University and an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from Central Texas College.

Kimble will start at the department September 1.

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