Topeka Police Department names Bryan Wheeles new deputy chief

In this 2015 file photo, Bryan Wheeles is pictured. He’s been promoted to deputy chief at the Topeka Police Department. (2015 file photo/The Capital-Journal)

The Topeka Police Department has a new deputy chief.


Capt. Bryan Wheeles, a longtime member of the Topeka Police Department, has been promoted to the new position effective immediately.

The announcement came from a tweet late Wednesday afternoon from newly appointed Police Chief Bill Cochran.

In his tweet, Cochran said, “I would like to congratulate Captain Bryan Wheeles on being appointed as my Deputy Chief! This appointment will be taking effect immediately. Congrats to him and his family!”

Check later for additional details.