Wichita Police Chief talks successes, challenges and plans after first year

“In some ways it feels like a lifetime and in some ways it feels like a week.”

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay is already a recognizable face around the plains and he said that was intentional.

“A lot of our issues in policing revolve around relationships. It’s very much, our work is relationship based,” Ramsay said.

An advocate of community-policing, Ramsay calls those relationships one of his greatest successes during his first year on the job. He said that’s how police departments become successful.

“I think our community outreach and our efforts to connect more with our community,” Ramsay said when asked about his achievements in his first year. “In this time and age rather than pulling away from the community, we’ve really been focused more on getting out, going out of our way to build relationships and I think that’s probably one of the bigger successes.”

(Read more: KWCH News)