Chief of Police Biography
Chief of Police Michael Keller
Chief Mike Keller was appointed as Police Chief of the Andover, Kansas Police Department on May 14, 2007, after serving 5 years as the Chief of Police in Wellington, Kansas. Prior to that, Chief Keller spent 21 years with the Wichita Police Department, where he earned the rank of Lieutenant and commanded a number of sections including Traffic, Patrol, Training, Community Policing and Community Affairs. Additionally Chief Keller has been awarded three Bronze wreaths of Valor and Two Bronze Wreaths of Merit for acts of dedication and bravery.
Chief Keller is a graduate of the 222nd Session of the FBI's National Academy and a graduate of the 2004 Kansas Police Administrator School. Chief Keller is a strong advocate for police training, having been assigned to the Wichita / Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center for six-years, served on the Friends University’s Law Enforcement Advisory Board and an Adjunct Instructor for over 12-years in the areas of Ethnic / Cultural Diversity, Police-Community Relations and Ethics, and currently serves on the Butler Community College’s Administration of Justice Advisory board. Chief Keller has been an active International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) member for over 10 years, having served the association as Treasurer (2007-2010), Vice-President (2010-2011), President (2011-2012) and currently serves as the Association’s Sergeant-at-Arms and national SACOP representative. Additionally, Chief Keller was appointed by Kansas Governor Parkinson in 2009, and re-appointed by Kansas Governor Brownback, Chief Keller and served as a Commissioner on the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (KSCPOST) through July of 2016.
Chief Keller holds a Master Degree in Administration of Justice with an emphasis in Education from Wichita State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a native of Utica, New York.