February 4, 2023

Utz Named Garden City’s New Police Chief

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) After seven long months, Garden City has found their new police chief and the best part is all they had to do was go down the hall. Captain Mike Utz of the Criminal Investigation unit has been appointed to take over the police department’s top position.


City Manager Matt Allen trusted the process and is confident in Utz’s abilities to lead.

For City Manager Matt Allen it was the tasks Utz took up outside the department which said a lot about his skills.

Even though Utz has extensive knowledge about Garden City from his work inside the police department, he did his homework for the interview process.

Utz takes over as chief after serving as Captain in the Criminal Investigations Division.

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City Manager Matt Allen (left) and new police chief Mike Utz