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Central Grad Golden Becomes Chief

The following article is taken from portions of the McPherson Sentinel about Chief Mikel Golden, Oct. 1, 2019. Written by Jessica Cass, CC’18.

After six months of serving the city of McPherson as Interim Police Chief, Mikel Golden has accepted the position of McPherson Police Chief.

Mayor Tom Brown made a motion to drop the interim in Golden’s title and officially acknowledge him as the designated leader of the McPherson Police department. The move was unanimously received and voted in as official.

Surrounded by his wife and daughters, Golden was pinned with his new badge declaring him “Chief.” Former Chief McClarty worked with Golden throughout his years in the department and it was at his encouragement that Golden be appointed Interim Police Chief while the city considered the next appointment for the position. The City Commissioners said they believe the city has a bright future with Chief Mikel Golden and Assistant Chief Todd Martens at the helm of our 34 persons Police Department.

Chief Golden is a 2015 graduate of Central’s organizational leadership and criminal justice bachelors programs.


Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.

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