Killeen City Manager intends to appoint Charles Kimble as new police chief

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 16:40:16-04

Killeen City Manager Ron Olson announced that he intends to appoint Charles Kimble new Killeen police chief. 

Kimble's appointment will be discussed at the City Council Workshop scheduled on Aug. 1 and will be considered for approval by City Council on Aug. 8. 

“This was a difficult decision because we had six extremely qualified candidates,” said Olson. “Based on his experience, interviews and the feedback I received from others, I am confident that Charles Kimble is the right selection for Killeen Police Chief.”

Charles 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.

"Mr. Kimble is uniquely qualified to serve the Killeen community because of his experience in Fayetteville, another military city," said Olson. "I look forward to his joining our leadership team and the positive impact he will make with the Killeen Police Department." 

The search for the next chief brought in over 40 applications. Kimble and five other candidates came to the city on July 20. 

Assistant Police Chief Margaret Young assumed the role of interim chief in October 2016 when Police Chief Dennis Baldwin became interim city manager and then assistant city manager in 2017. 

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