Captain Christian Cory


Captain Christian Cory has served on the Wichita Police Department for 24 years. He currently leads the Crimes Against Persons Bureau in the Department’s Investigations Division. Captain Cory has previously served in the Homicide Section, DV/Sex Crimes Section, Gang/Felony Assault Unit, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Patrol. He has obtained his B.S. in Criminology at Kansas State University and his M.A. in Forensic Psychology at the University of North Dakota.

Captain Cory is currently a National Institute of Justice Law Enforcement Advancing Data & Science (LEADS) Scholar. His interests and expertise involve science-based interviewing and interrogation, rapport development, de-escalation, cognitive interviewing, and increasing the effectiveness of law enforcement investigations through communication. He brought science-based interviewing curriculum to Wichita which has been officially adopted by the Wichita Police Department. Captain Cory has collaborated with researchers and practitioners to bring several studies to Wichita Police Department on topics including: a science-based interviewing field validation study, proximity-based evidence disclosure, resistance in interviewing, text intervention in domestic violence cases, homelessness services assessment, and an ongoing randomized control trial to assess an evidence-based project at the Wichita Police Department.

In his free time, Cory enjoys family time, reading, history, and finding pinball machines in the wild.