On Friday, Feb. 1st, 2019, City of London Mayor Troy Rudder named Capt. Darrel Kilburn the new Chief of Police following the retirement of Derek House who served as Chief for five-and-a-half years. Kilburn began his service to the City of London as a Police Officer in 2003 and served as Captain for six years.
Chaplain and friend to Kilburn, Bob Combs, began the pinning
ceremony at London City Hall on Friday with Mayor Troy Rudder, members of the
London Police Department, family and friends. Combs prayed over Kilburn for
wisdom, guidance and direction.
“We have all of the confidence in this man, we know that he’s
trained for this job for years. We know he can do it and do it well.” Mayor
Darrel stated that he and the London Police Department needs the
community’s continual support and prayers.
“My proudest achievement in this world is that I’m a Christian.
I’ll do everything in my power to lead the best I can as a Christian, because
God is going to come first in everything I do – to the best of my ability and
family is second,” Kilburn said, adding, “It’s not “me,” it’s a “we” no matter
what we do, we’re going to do it together.”