Andover Police Department Historical Timeline


1957       Andover incorporated into a City of the Third Class (February 4th, 1957)


1957       Robert Belford, Andover City Marshal (4/20/57 – 11/9/57)


1958       Jack Belford, Andover City Marshal (4/26/58 – 9/14/63)


1963       E. Ray Kelly, Andover City Marshal (9/14/63 – 12/31/65)


1966       Dave Rice, Andover City Marshal (1/8/66 – 6/1/68)


1968       Elmer J. “Blackie” Wiles, Andover City Marshal (6/8/68 – 5/25/70)


1970       James R. “Dick” Uttenger, Andover City Marshal (5/25/70 – 12/28/71)


1971       James R. “Dick” Uttenger becomes Andover’s 1st Chief of Police (12/28/71 –4/5/74)


1973       Andover Purchases first Police Vehicle (used “Ford from the KS Highway Patrol)


1974       Larry Smith becomes Andover’s 2nd Chief of Police (6/1/74 – 8/8/75)


1975       Stephen L. Hopper becomes Andover’s 3rd Chief of Police (8/26/75 – 3/31/77)

                    (Killed in a motor vehicle crash responding to a domestic disturbance as a Butler County Sheriff’s Sergeant, May 19th, 1979.)


1977       Lawrence “Larry” A. Atherton becomes Andover’s 4th Chief of Police (5/10/77 –6/13/78)


1978       Walter E. Rollings becomes Andover’s 5th Chief of Police (6/13/78 – 1/9/80)


1980       Larry R. Dillon becomes Andover’s 6th Chief of Police (1/9/80 – 3/31/81)


1981       Gary M. Keeley becomes Andover’s 7th Chief of Police (3/31/81 – 3/30/82)


1982       Myron D. Moen becomes Andover’s 8th Chief of Police (5/30/82 – 3/13/87)


1987       H. James Woodruff becomes Andover’s 9th Chief of Police (4/6/87 – 10/11/88)


1989       Thomas L. Mathes becomes Andover’s 10th Chief of Police (1/10/89 – 5/26/98)


1991       F5 Tornado Hits Andover, Kills Seventeen (4/25/1991)


1994       Andover becomes City of the 2nd Class (4/1/94)


1999       Randall V. Harris becomes Andover’s 11th Chief of Police (1/1/99 – 12/27/06)


2004       Andover Police Department relocates to 909 N. Andover Rd. (October)


2007       Michael A. Keller becomes Andover’s 12th Chief of Police (5/14/07 – Present)


2010      CALEA Contract Signed, Self-Assessment Process begins (5/6/2010)


2013       Andover Police Department Receives First “Advanced” Accreditation through CALEA (3/23/2013)


2016       Andover Police Department Second “Advanced” Accreditation through CALEA (4/02/2016)


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