The city of Eudora has hired Park City Police Chief Bill Edwards to be the Eudora Police Department's new chief, according to a news release issued Friday afternoon.
Edwards — who served as a major in the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department until 2007 — was selected out of more than 100 candidates, said Eudora City Administrator John Harrenstein. Park City is a suburb of Wichita.
Edwards is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement and will replace David Burger, who served as interim chief after former Eudora Police Chief Grady Walker resigned Sept. 7. Edwards will start his new job Dec. 17.
Jason Hoover, executive president of Kaw Valley State Bank in Eudora, took part in a citizen interview panel that met with Edwards last week. Hoover said he was impressed after meeting Edwards.
“Bill’s resume and experience speaks for itself. After meeting him in person, I am confident he is the right man for the job and our community in the role of police chief," he said.