Governor Laura Kelly announced on Thursday that Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones will be the next superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol.
“Sheriff Jones has 40 years of impressive and diverse law enforcement experience,” Governor Kelly said. “He has worked in municipal, county, and state law enforcement and he has been a leader in law enforcement training and education. Sheriff Jones is the right person to lead the Kansas Highway Patrol at this critical time.”
Jones has worked as the Shawnee County Sheriff since April 2012.
Jones is replacing Colonel Mark Bruce who decided to leave the agency.
“I’m honored to be selected by Governor Kelly to serve in this important law enforcement position,” said Jones. “I’ve dedicated my career to public safety and look forward to again working with the women and men of the Kansas Highway Patrol to strengthen our agency and improve public safety across Kansas.”
Jones is replacing Colonel Mark Bruce who decided to leave the agency. Lieutenant Colonel Randy Moon, also decided to leave.
Major Jason De Vore will serve as acting superintendent until April 3rd until Jones takes command.