[GARDEN CITY, Kansas]
Courtney Prewitt has been named Chief of Police for the Garden City Police Department and as of March 29, will fill the post, once vacated by the retirement of Chief Michael Utz.
Prewitt has served with the GCPD since May 1999, originally joining as a patrol officer before moving through the ranks to captain of the patrol division in 2013
The City of Garden City conducted a nationwide search to fill the position.
“Our search for the next Chief of Police gave us four highly qualified candidates,” said Assistant City Manager Jennifer Cunningham. “Chief Prewitt has a dynamic leadership quality that will serve the department and community very well.
“With his law enforcement experience, his wealth of knowledge, and his ability to connect with our community, we are excited for him to serve Garden City as the next Chief of Police.”
Prewitt’s law enforcement career began with the Military Police in 2001.
He plans to retire from the military after 20 years of service.
“I am very honored to be given this opportunity to serve the community as the Chief of Police,” said Prewitt. “The men and women of the Garden City Police Department work hard every day to keep our community safe, and I am incredibly proud to be a part of this organization.”
Pewitt will preserve the Garden City Police Department’s mission, “to be valiant in providing professional police service with compassion and integrity.”