Beyond the Badge – DET Ed Keller

Beyond the Badge – Detective Ed Keller

DET Ed Keller was born in St. Louis, Missouri into a family with a long history of working in the medical field. DET Keller instead chose to focus on Criminal Justice, graduating with a degree from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and then going on to earn a master’s degree in Computer Tech. from Webster University. He also has an extensive history with the military, with over 31 years of total service and earned a bronze star.

He started with the Topeka Police Department in 1988 serving in many facets and departments throughout the years including time in the Bike Unit, Community, and Special Victims Unit as a Detective. Currently, he is assigned as the Emergency Management Homeland Security Investigative Director for the City of Topeka. He’s got a strong background in emergency management, serving in that role all over the world. He says he enjoys the work, knowing that he can help people prepare for and recover from disasters.

DET Keller has been married for over 30 years, has a son and daughter-in-law, and a five year old grandson he enjoys spending time with. In his free time DET Keller has run 139 marathons.
He’s a wonderful asset to our department and the city as a whole and we thank him for his dedication and servicekeller

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