Chief David Funkhouser

In December of 2005, the Kiel City Council appointed Dave Funkhouser as the Chief of Police for the City of Kiel.

Chief Funkhouser is the city’s 7th Chief of Police since 1944.  Prior to that time, the police department employed "marshals," who handled law enforcement services for it's citizens, often splitting duties between two marshals, one for the daytime hours and the other for night.  

Chief Funkhouser has served in Wisconsin law enforcement for over 20 years with prior service as a patrol officer with both the City of Delafield and City of Pewaukee Police Departments.  While serving with the Pewaukee Police Department, the Chief was quickly promoted from Patrol Officer and served at the ranks of Detective, Lieutenant, and finally at the rank of Captain, where he served as 2nd in command of the police department's operations until he resigned from that position to take the Chief's position here in the City of Kiel.

The Chief has an AAS degree in Police Science Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and he is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Service Administration.  In addition to his formal education, the Chief has received advanced training in nearly every aspect of law enforcement including specialization training in police administration and also advanced specialization training related to the investigation of financial crimes.

During his career, Chief Funkhouser has received awards and formal commendations for exemplary service as a police officer, including recognition for his investigative efforts and involvement in several high profile cases.  In 2008, the Wisconsin Technical College District Board presented Chief Funkhouser with the "Distinguished Alumnus of the Year" award in recognition of his personal and career accomplishment, as well as his outspoken support of the Wisconsin Technical College System.

In his free time, the Chief enjoys spending time with his wife and four children most of all, but he also enjoys spending time in outdoor activities including camping, softball, downhill skiing.  Chief Funkhouser also works part-time as an adjunct instructor at Lakeshore Technical College, where he teaches a course on career development.


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