Detective Kevin Wheeler of the Wichita Po-lice Department is the recipient of the 2020 Willard Garvey Crime Prevention Officer of the Year Award presented by the Wichita Metro Crime Commission. As the coordinator of Wichita Sedgwick-County Crime Stoppers, then-officer Wheeler worked with police departments throughout Sedgwick County in helping solve crimes through Crime Stoppers tips. He also worked with Sedgwick County schools in the development of SPEAK UP, a program that allows parents and students to provide anonymous tips about school safety.

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