Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay announced the promotion of both Lt. Clay Germany and Lt. Wanda Givens to the position of Captain.
According to Ramsay, the two stood out in the very competitive promotion process.
“I was involved in the captain interview process and they both hit heavy on what was important to me 00 getting close to the community, building relationships and not overly focusing on enforcement, but being helpers and connecting with the community,” Ramsay told The Community Voice. “They totally aligned with my views on use of force issues. It’s important that we’re on the same page.”
Ramsay says use of force should be a last resort. He encourages working to deescalate situations.
The Captain openings became available due to retirements.
In addition to the promotions to Captain, Ramsay also promoted Krys Henderson from officer to Detective and Wendell Nicholson from Detective to Sergeant.