Chief of Police - Eric Murphy

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Eric Murphy was named Chief of Police on April 1, 2015. He grew up and went to school in Newton, graduating from Newton High School in 1981. Chief Murphy and his wife, Judy, of 26 years have 4 sons, ranging in age from 17-25.

In 1984, Eric joined the Newton Police Reserve Unit and was subsequently hired as a full-time officer in 1986, graduating from the Kansas Law Enforcement Center the same year.

During the early years of his career with the Newton Police Department, Eric was part of a 3-member team responsible for writing the department's FTO (Field Training Officer) manual. This manual is still being used today. He was also a designated trainer for Standard Field Sobriety Testing.

During his 29 years of employment with the department, Eric received several promotions through the ranks and was named Deputy Chief of Police in 2013.

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Chief of Police Eric Murphy

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Chief Murphy is a member of the following associations:

Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP)

Kansas Peace Officers Association (KPOA)






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