WADA Members

Klenda Austerman Member, Todd Shadid, was recently recognized for community contributions to the Wichita Police Department Auto Crime Enforcement (ACE) Unit. As executive director and general counsel for the Wichita Automobile Dealers Association (WADA), Todd accepted the WADA award for contributions to the task force that helped the task force recover more than $2.6 million worth of stolen vehicles and arrest more than 50 criminals in seven months.

WADA funded the purchase of GPS tracking units for the task force, preventing dangerous car chases while allowing the task force to track the location of the vehicles. Member dealerships โ€“ Don Hattan, Davis Moore, Mel Hambelton and Walser โ€“ also received recognition for provided surveillance and bait vehicles for the multi-agency collaboration.