Who is Flint McPeak?
- 28 years with the Mulvane Police Department
- Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas
- Married to wife Brenda, father to daughter Michaela, and grandfather (“Paw Paw”) to Lucy
- Licensed chaplain and active member at South Rock Christian Church
- Rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle
Flint McPeak’s credentials, certifications, and awards
- Certified law enforcement officer in the state of Kansas
- Licensed chaplain
- Three-time recipient of the Bronze Medal of Meritorious Service Award
- Directors Award—Operation “ICEBOX”
- Officer of the Year
Flint McPeak’s work history
My journey with the Mulvane Police Department started as a police reserve officer. I rode alongside the full-time officers who provided on-the-job training in my hopes of becoming an officer one day. I volunteered many nights and weekends to gain experience. I accepted a part-time position, which eventually led to me being hired full-time. After graduating from the academy, I landed on “night” shift, where all young cops want to go. It’s usually where the action is. Many years were spent as a patrol officer until the stripes were pinned on as sergeant of operations. Supervising patrol was very rewarding and led to a promotion as detective sergeant in investigations. During my time in investigations, I organized and supervised three undercover confidential informant narcotics investigations. These resulted in successful prosecutions of numerous suspects and seizures of large amounts of cash and narcotics. I also assisted in “Operation ICEBOX” with the Northwest Area Crime Unit and received the Directors Award. Currently, I hold the rank of captain of operations, and I oversee the daily operation of the department.
Flint McPeak’s aha! moment
My aha! moment came some time ago, but I didn’t realize it until recently. I had been noticing over the years that the justice system seemed to be struggling in many ways. As I watched the defendants in court and listened to the victims on the streets, I just couldn’t understand the “why”—why they did the things they did or said the things they said. It wasn’t until Bridges Out of Poverty came into my life and opened my eyes to the “why” that I was sold, that I understood. It all began to make perfect sense I was looking at their situation from my life experience and perspective. My aha! moment was becoming able to look at their situation through their lens, not mine.
Flint McPeak’s passion
Living my faith in Jesus Christ is first. Since dedicating my life to Christ, I have become a new person with the passion to serve others, not myself. I try to encourage others and to share the good news of the gospel. My family comes second. I try to be the best husband, father, and “Paw Paw” I can be. I hope one day I’m remembered as someone who always tried to do the right thing. Riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles is a hobby that I have a passion for. I have ridden ”Harleys” since I was a very young man and have enjoyed thousands of miles “in the wind.” I love playing the guitar. It is enjoyable to me but probably not as much to those around me. I must admit I ride motorcycles much better than I play the guitar.