John Matula

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Service Record

Herington Kansas Police Department

Rank Chief
Dates of Service November 9, 2020 - September 12, 2021[1]
Last Known Status Resigned[2]

Incident Reports

2021 Trespassing

See our page on Assistant Police Chief Curtis Tyra for details on this incident.

Response Timeline

Matula was charged with criminal trespass and misdemeanor criminal damage to property.[1]

Matula entered a diversion program, which required Matula to let his state certification lapse and not attempt to have it reinstated.[1]

On July 12, 2023, the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST) revoked Matula's law enforcement certification for criminal conduct, failure to cooperate in the commission's investigation, and a lack of good moral character.[1]

LEO Ratings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Summary Order of Revokation, Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training, 2023-07-12
  2. Sarah Motter, Herington Police Chief resigns amidst KBI investigation, WIBW, 2021-09-09

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