Larry Alexander, who had served as police chief with the Sedgwick Police Department for a little over three years, was officially relieved of his duties last week.
City administrator Joe Turner was cited in a Facebook post released by the city on Friday, noting Alexander was officially terminated "for cause" on Wednesday. Unable to provide any specific details because it is a personnel matter, Turner did share further explanation regarding the situation on Monday.
"There were no allegations of any criminal misconduct or financial impropriety, anything like that, just to be clear," Turner told The Kansan.
During a closed executive session of the Sedgwick City Council last week, Turner said, he submitted a 64-page report on Alexander, which was discussed extensively and informed the action Turner ultimately took.
Matt Schiffel is serving as interim police chief, and Turner said the proper time will be taken to find the right candidate to fill the position permanently.
"We're going to have an open recruitment. We'll take a look at the applicant pool, evaluate and we'll move on from there," Turner said. "I don't have a specific timeline or date as far as when I want to have a new police chief. I want to get the right person for the job."