Chief of Police Biography

Chief of Police Michael KellerChief Michael Keller

Chief "Mike" Keller was appointed as Police Chief of the Andover, Kansas Police Department on May 14, 2007, after serving 5-years as the Chief of Police in Wellington, Kansas. Prior to that, Chief Keller spent 21 years with the Wichita Police Department, where he earned the rank of Lieutenant and commanded a number of sections including Traffic, Patrol, Training, Community Policing and Community Affairs. Additionally Chief Keller has been awarded three Bronze wreaths of Valor and Two Bronze Wreaths of Merit for acts of dedication and bravery.

Chief Keller is a graduate of the 222nd Session of the FBI's National Academy, a graduate of the 2004 Kansas Police Administrator School, a graduate of Leadership Butler (Class of 2009) and a graduate of the 2010 Rural Executive Management Institute. Chief Keller is an Ethics and Diversity instructor and currently serves on the Butler Community College’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board. Additionally, Chief Keller is heavily involved in the community, serving as an Advisory Board Member for the Andover Police & Fire Foundation and a national member of the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids program. In October of 2009, Chief Keller was appointed by then Governor Mark Parkinson to serve on the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (KSCPOST) and re-appointed to the commission in 2012 by Governor Sam Brownback where he served until July of 2016.  Additionally, Chief Keller has been an active IACP and KACP member for 16 years, serving as Vice President of the Kansas Association of Chiefs in 2010-2011 and Association President in 2011-2012.  In 2013 Chief Keller was appointed and currently serves as the Kansas association’s national SACOP representative, as well as, the 2017-2018 Vice President.  

Chief Keller holds a Master Degree in Administration of Justice with an emphasis in Education from Wichita State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a native of Utica, New York.