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Wipfli named interim police chief

Midwest City assistant police chief Greg Wipfli has been name interim chief following the retirement of chief Sid Porter. Photo by Jeff Harrison

Greg Wipfli has been named interim police chief for Midwest City following the retirement of Chief Sid Porter.

Wipfli has served as assistant chief since October 2021 and has more than 29 years of service with the Midwest City Police Department.

He currently oversees the patrol and support services bureaus and has served as supervisor in multiple divisions across the department.

Like Porter, Wipfli is a graduate of Oklahoma State University having majored in Sociology and minored in Psychology. He also holds an associate degree in criminology and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Wipfli was born at Tinker Air Force Base and grew up in Midwest City.

Porter recently announced his retirement after nearly 40 years with the Midwest City Police Department. His final day with the department is Jan. 3.

Before being named Chief, Porter served as interim chief for five months, as assistant chief for 11 1/2 years and in various other roles in his career with the department.

“Sid’s love for this community made him an easy choice to serve as our Police Chief,” said City Manager Tim Lyon. “His energy and enthusiasm in this role have been a blessing to our staff and our residents. We wish him the best on his well-deserved and hard-earned retirement.”

Lyon announced the move this afternoon.

“He is someone who has been well respected in our department and statewide for a long time,” Lyon said. “He is someone that we’re proud of and I think he’ll do a great job serving in the interim role until we come up with a long-term solution.”

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