Part Time Officers

Officer (Retired Chief) Mary Kendrick began her career with the Sterling Police Department in 1985 as a Reserve Officer.  In 1996, Chief Kendrick went to work full time as a Patrol Officer for the Police Department.  In 2012, Mary was appointed Chief of Police until her retirement in 2017.  Later that year, Mary came back to work for the Police Department and serves as a part time Officer.  Officer Kendrick also serves as a part time Chief for the Chase Police Department.  Additionally, she teaches D.A.R.E. for the Ellinwood and Chase school districts. 

Officer Christopher (Chris) McLain has worked part time for the Sterling Police Department since 2018. Officer McLain works for the Kansas Department of Corrections and currently serves as an Investigator.  Additionally, Officer McLain previously served as a Patrol Officer for the Salina Police Department.   

Officer Max Bryant has worked part time for the Sterling Police Department since 2017.  Officer Bryant is a full time Deputy Sheriff for the Rice County Sheriff's Office.  In addition, Officer Bryant is a volunteer fireman for Lyons Fire Department and works part time for Rice County EMS.  

Officer Mark Johnston works part time for the Sterling Police Department. He has previously worked at the Hutchinson Police Department and the Lyons Police Department. He currently works full-time at the Lyons Police Department.