Deputy Chief Edward P. Owens moved to Emporia, Kansas after completion of his Bachelor's Degree from Fort Hays State University in 1989. Deputy Chief Owens began his career with the Emporia Police Department in 1990. He was assigned to the patrol division and was one of EPD's first bicycle patrol officers. He was awarded the Bronze Award for Merit in 1994 by the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police.
Deputy Chief Owens was administratively assigned to narcotics officer in 2000. He remained in that position until 2005 when he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. Deputy Chief Owens was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009 and was assigned to command of the Criminal Investigations Division. This position required working closely with other local, state and federal agencies, and Owens was a TFO for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Wichita Division from 2009 through 2014. During his tenure in the Investigations division, Owens graduated from the FBI National Academy, Session 242 in Quantico, Virginia.
Deputy Chief Owens looks forward to continuing his service to the City of Emporia by upholding the departmental values of Integrity, Respect and Professionalism.