Chief of Police - Craig Dunlavy

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Craig Dunlavy was named Chief of Police on August 14, 2019. He grew up in Newton and went to school in Halstead, graduating from Halstead High School in 1990. Chief Dunlavy and his wife, Anna, have 2 daughters.

Craig attended Hutchinson Community College and joined the Newton Police Reserve Unit where he volunteered his time for approximately 1 1/2 years. He was subsequently hired as a full-time officer in 1993, graduating from the Kansas Law Enforcement Center in 1994.

During his career with the Newton Police Department, Craig served as a Field Training Officer, K-9 Handler, Narcotics Officer, and a Case Investigator. He received several promotions through the ranks prior to being promoted to Lieutenant. During his time as a Lieutenant he supervised the Patrol Division and Investigations Division. He was named Deputy Chief of Police in 2015.

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Chief of Police Craig Dunlavy

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Chief Dunlavy is a member of the following associations:

Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP)

Kansas Peace Officers Association (KPOA)