Police Chief Moves to Galveston Island
West U Police Chief Ken Walker has apparently moved to Galveston Island, but city officials are remaining tight lipped on his recent move.
Sources close to city hall told InstantNewsWestU.com that Walker had sold his West U home and moved to Galveston, but when contacted for comment City Manager Michael Ross could not confirm that the city’s police chief had moved more than an hour away.
Moving trucks were also seen in front on his home on University last week.
“The sale of the Chief’s home is unknown. Law Enforcement employee addresses are confidential and cannot be released,” Ross said in an e-mail.
Walker has been employed by the City of West U since August of 2003. He was one of the only department heads to live in West U and has lived in the city for nearly 10 years.
Walker was a finalist for the chief of police job with the City of Galveston last year, but was not hired.
When asked if the chief’s new residency would affect his job in any way or was an indication that he would be leaving his job with the city any time soon, Ross said it was “unknown.”
The city does not require employees to live in West U and Ross said that “almost all city employees commute from outside of West U” but it was “unknown” if he was the only employee to commute daily from Galveston.
Walker has not responded to requests for comment from InstantNewsWestU.com.