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Krile sworn in as Lincoln police chief

Krile sworn in as Lincoln police chief


Robyn Krile

A 13-year police veteran has been sworn in as the chief of police in Lincoln.

Robyn Krile was selected from a field of four candidates to fill the position.

“Welcome aboard, chief,” Mayor Gerarld Wise said after he administered the oath during a council meeting Thursday.

“I’m very honored to be helping lead the team in the service of the citizens,” Krile said.

Krile had served as interim police chief in Lincoln since September, when then-chief Greg Leveling was fired for policy violations and performance issues.

Lincoln Councilman Cole Schantz said during the Thursday meeting that Krile has the full support of the hiring committee.

“I’m fully confident in your ability to lead this department in the way the citizens of Lincoln have come to expect,” Schantz said.

Krile was hired by the Bismarck Police Department in 2004 and was promoted to sergeant in 2013. She was fired in 2017, shortly after filing a gender discrimination complaint with the state Department of Labor and Human Rights. She has since sued in federal court, seeking damages for pain and suffering, lost pay and other reasons. The city of Bismarck is seeking to have the case dismissed.

Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or


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