Chief JR Kidney
- Chief Kidney started his career in law enforcement in 1993 as a reserve officer with the Tecumseh Police Department and went full-time in 1994. During his employment with Tecumseh he has held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and in 2004 was promoted to Lieutenant Detective. In 2010 he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Police Chief. On May 25th 2018 is when Chief Kidney was promoted to Chief of the Tecumseh Police Department.
- Chief Kidney has received numerous awards during his career including a Governor’s Commendation, a Citation from the Oklahoma House of Representatives and Officer of the Year.
- Chief Kidney holds an Advance Law Enforcement Certification with CLEET and he is a CLEET Certified Instructor for Basic Instruction, LEDT, RADAR and Reserve Academy Coordinator.
- Chief Kidney has been on the Pottawatomie County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team since 2004 and he is a member of the Pottawatomie County Coordinated Community Response Team. He also holds the position with the Southeastern Child Death Review Board Team.
- Chief Kidney retired from the Tecumseh Fire Department after volunteering for 20 years. He still enjoys teaching Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault classes across the state and being an adjunct instructor for LEDT during the CLEET Academies. He is also a part time LEDT instructor for OSU OKC.
- Chief Kidney married his wife Andrea in 1998 and they have 3 boys. Before joining law enforcement Chief Kidney was a Bullfighter working rodeo’s for several years.
Last Modified on 10/05/2021