Wendell Nicholson

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Service Record

Wichita Kansas Police Department

Rank Sergeant (2016)[1], Lieutenant (2017)[2], Captain (2018)[3]
Dates of Service July 19, 1993 - March 23, 2023.[4]
Salary $116,248 (2021)[5]
Last Known Status Retired[6]

Incident Reports

2021-2023 Computer Crimes

Wendell Nicholson booking photo
Wendell Nicholson

Between October 23, 2021 and January 17, 2023, Nicholson copied and disclosed police records and documents that were considered confidential by law or were otherwise restricted.[4]

On January 17, 2023, a person who had received information from Nicholson regarding an investigation into a child sex crime reported it to the department.[7]

Response Timeline

On December 29, 2022, Nicholson was disciplined by the department because "he disseminated Criminal History Records to an individual that was not authorized to receive such information".[7]

On March 23, 2023, Nicholson retired.[6]

On March 24, 2023, Nicholson was charged with eight felony counts of unlawful acts concerning computers.[6][4]

On May 23, 2023, Nicholson pleaded guilty to eight felony counts of computer crimes. Nicholson entered a 12-month diversion program.[8]

On August 8, 2023, the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST) revoked Nicholson's law enforcement certification for failure to maintain the minimum requirements for certification, a felony conviction, unprofessional conduct, and a lack of good moral character.[4]

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References

  1. Annual Report, Wichita Police Department, 2016
  2. Facebook post, Wichita Police Department, 2017-04-03
  3. Annual Report, Wichita Police Department, 2018
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Summary order of Revocation, Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training, 2023-08-08
  5. Wendell Nicholson E, Police Captain, City of Wichita, govSalaries
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Newly retired Wichita police captain criminally charged for sharing confidential documents, KWCH, 2023-03-24
  7. 7.0 7.1 Matt Heilman, Affidavit details case against former WPD captain accused of sharing confidential information, KWCH, 2023-05-23
  8. Hailey Tucker, Former WPD Captain gets diversion after sharing confidential information, KWCH, 2023-06-11

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