Highway Patrol at a crossroads: A discussion with superintendent nominee


The Kansas Highway Patrol is at a crossroads.

In recent years, the patrol has struggled to recruit and retain troopers.

It has faced a lawsuit accusing agency leaders of sexual harassment.

And it's battled accusations that it violated the constitutional rights of drivers.

Now, the agency is positioned to head in a new direction with Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination of Erik Smith to replace Herman Jones as the superintendent of the Highway Patrol.

Smith, formerly the assistant administrator for the Drug . . .


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