Wally Roberts has been involved in public safety for over 35 years, and currently is the Chief of the Investigations Division with the Office of the State Fire Marshal in Kansas. Wally has been the Chief since January of 2016. Prior to this, he served as a Investigator for the OSFM since 2001.
Prior to his position with the OSFM, he was a police officer in the City of Topeka, and worked volunteer firefighter for a local fire department.
Wally served honorably for the US Army as a Military Police Investigator, stationed at Ft. Riley KS. Prior to his enlistment with the Army, he was a firefighter for the State of California working for the California Department of Forestry and Fire, now known as CalFire.
Wally is an active member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Chapter.
Wally has over 30 years of Law Enforcement experience with 16 years of that investigating the origin and cause of fires.