Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: John Johnson
Chief of Police: Matthew M. Cox
Photo of sign at entrance to City of Eastborough

Eastborough Police Department Personnel

Chief Matthew M. Cox - chief@eastborough-ks.gov

Chief Cox started his law enforcement career with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office serving there from 1981 to 1987. He then worked at the Mulvane Police Department from 1987 to 1991 where he attained the rank of Patrol Sergeant. He began working at the Eastborough Police Department in 1995.

In 1996 it was necessary for him to move to Colby, Kansas due to a death in the family. While there he served as Deputy with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office. Chief Cox returned to the Wichita area in 1998 and served with the Andover Police Department for a short while before returning to the Eastborough Police Department in that same year.

Chief Cox was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001 and to Captain in 2010. He served as interim Chief of Police from May to September of 2009. In March of 2013, Captain Cox was appointed to Chief of Police. Chief Cox is the second generation in his family to serve the City of Eastborough. His uncle, Lee Cox, retired from the Eastborough Police Department in 1991.

Sergeant David Halverson - dhalverson@eastborough-ks.gov

Sergeant Halverson started his law enforcement career in 1993 with the Wichita Police Department. During his tenure with Wichita, he served as a Patrol Officer, SCAT Officer, School Resource Officer, Mounted Unit Officer and a Traffic Officer. As a SCAT Officer, he was responsible for street level crimes such as narcotics sales, burglaries, auto thefts and gang activity. SCAT officers were also responsible for responding to and assisting in the investigation of all drive-by shootings in the city at that time.

Sergeant Halverson was a School Resource Officer at Curtis Middle School where he was responsible not only for school security but also building bridges between youth and law enforcement. During his time at Patrol East, Sergeant Halverson became a member of the Mounted Unit which used horses as law enforcement tools during Riverfest for crowd control and during parades and special functions as a way to connect with citizens in a positive manner. The Mounted Unit was also tasked with searches for people lost in rural areas. The Mounted Unit was a part-time function in addition to his patrol duties.

Sergeant Halverson received his Bachelor's Degree from Southwestern College in Security Management in 2008. Sergeant Halverson ended his career with Wichita in March, 2013 when he retired after 19 years. He was hired by Eastborough PD in July, 2013 and was promoted to Sergeant on November 12, 2014.

Sergeant Kevin Dorritie - kdorritie@eastborough-ks.gov

After serving as a Cavalry Scout in the US Army, Sergeant Dorritie began his law enforcement career in 2006 While working for the City of Manhattan and Riley County as an Animal Control Officer / Cruelty Investigator. In 2008, Sergeant Dorritie began working for the City of South Hutchinson as a patrolman. While working for the South Hutchinson Police Department. Sergeant Dorritie served as a community policing liaison as well as school resource officer duties. During this time Sergeant Dorritie also worked part-time for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and, Tourism as a Law Enforcement Ranger. In 2013, Sergeant Dorritie joined the ranks of the Eastborough Police Department and was promoted to Sergeant on November 12, 2014. Sergeant Dorritie continues to assist the department with organizing activities such as our Crime Prevention Night Out and looks forward to assisting with future community projects. Sergeant Dorritie earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 2014. When not patrolling the streets of Eastborough Sergeant Dorritie can be seen in the Small town of Bentley KS where he serves as their part-time Police Chief. Outside of work Sergeant Dorritie enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and can usually be found near the shores of a lake trying to apprehend several species of fish.

Officer Derrick W. Vickery - derrick.vickery@eastborough-ks.gov

Officer Vickery grew up in Eastborough and is the only officer to have ever lived and worked here. His grandparents and parents lived here and he has relatives that still live here. Officer Vickery's entire law enforcement career has been with the Eastborough Police Department, starting in June of 1976. The majority of his time has been spent working the night shift. While working the night shift he attended classes at Wichita State University during the day and completed his studies for a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice in May of 1992.

Officer Vickery has received several awards from the Wichita Police Department. In 1987 he received a Bronze Wreath for Meritorious Service, in 1989 a Certificate of Commendation, and in 1990 a Certificate of Appreciation. In 2004 Officer Vickery founded the K-9 Search and Rescue of Kansas (K9SARK) which he still oversees today. The team currently has over twenty dogs, nine that are nationally certified, including his own dog, Ranger.

Officer Michael Erwin - mike.erwin@eastborough-ks.gov

Officer Erwin started his law enforcement career in August 2011 as a Reserve Deputy with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office. During that time he also supervised a Psychiatric Residential Facility for youth ranging from 6 to 23 years of age helping to reintegrate them into the community. Officer Erwin was hired as a Patrol Officer for the City of Eastborough on June 30, 2014. Officer Erwin graduated from the University of Kansas / Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center 231st Basic Training Class on November 14, 2014. Officer Erwin is assigned to the night shift. Officer Erwin enjoys playing soccer, fishing, working on cars and spending time with his family.