Arkansas City Police Chief Dan Ward will be speaking at an upcoming chamber of commerce event.
This event will begin at noon June 5 at MidAmerican Credit Union, located at 1610 N. Summit St.
This Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce noon networking luncheon is sponsored by Ark City Daily Bytes.
Ward has been employed at the Arkansas City Police Department since February 2014.
He was born and raised in Lawrence, where his police career began in 1986.
Ward was a patrol officer for the Lawrence Police Department, but he climbed the ranks during his career to detective, sergeant and eventually captain.
In 2012, Ward graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
He retired from the Lawrence Police Department in December 2013 after 27 years of service.
In the past four years, Ward has made several changes at ACPD, including launching an elite accreditation process, and he will discuss the department’s 2017 annual report at the luncheon.
A taco lunch will be served by La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, located at 2123 N. Summit St.