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Former Topeka police chief recognized for service to crime victims

Release Date: Apr 11, 2019
AG Derek Schmidt and Ed Klumpp

WICHITA – (April 11, 2019) – Former Topeka Chief of Police Ed Klumpp was recognized for his service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Wichita.

Klumpp was presented the Outstanding Statewide Champion Law Enforcement Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony today.

Since Klumpp’s retirement as chief of police, he continues to dedicate his life to improving the criminal justice system. He currently serves as a legislative liaison on law enforcement matters representing the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the Kansas Sheriff's Association and the Kansas Peace Officers Association. He also serves as the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System Committee representative and the Kansas Traffic Records Coordinating Committee representative for the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. He also serves on the attorney general’s Human Trafficking Advisory Board.

As a law enforcement legislative liaison, Klumpp has often worked diligently to improve the lives of those who have been victimized.  He has worked in collaboration with the attorney general’s office, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, the Office of Judicial Administration, the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and many others to ensure that Kansas criminal justice laws are sound and there is effective training for law enforcement and others. He has worked tirelessly, building awareness of effective response to human trafficking victims, sexual assault victims, and domestic violence victims. He was instrumental in the implementation of the Kansas Victim Information and Notification Everyday system throughout the state, which now operates in 80 county jails in Kansas.

The Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Conference was hosted by Attorney General Schmidt and Governor Laura Kelly. The conference featured a number of speakers and trainers focused on raising awareness of emerging crimes and offering new approaches to respond to enduring crimes, such as child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.

Photo caption: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt presents the Outstanding Statewide Champion Law Enforcement Award to Former Topeka Chief of Police Ed Klumpp at the Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Wichita.

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