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Chief David Funkhouser
Chief Funkhouser has served in Wisconsin law enforcement for over 20 years with prior service as a patrol officer with both the Cities of Delafield and Pewaukee Police Departments. At Pewaukee P.D., Chief Funkhouser served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Lieutenant, and finally Captain, where he served as 2nd in command of all police operations for that agency. In December 2005, Dave was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Kiel Police Department.
Chief Funkhouser is a member of several professionals organizations, including the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, where he currently serves on the executive board of the association as 2nd Vice President of the organization. Chief Funkhouser is also a member of the International Chiefs of Police Association and serves as a mentor for newly hired Chiefs of Police, offering advise and assistance.
During his career, Chief Funkhouser has received numerous awards and formal commendations for exemplary service as a police officer, including recognition for his investigative efforts and involvement in high profile cases.
Of note during his time here in Kiel, in 2008, the Wisconsin Technical College District Board presented Chief Funkhouser with the "Distinguished Alumnus of the Year" award in recognition of both his educational and career accomplishments as a technical college graduate, but also due to his outspoken support of the Wisconsin Technical College System. In 2012, Chief Funkhouser received the Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Center's first ever "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" formally recognizing the Chief for his efforts and work in helping victims of Domestic Violence. In 2013, Chief Funkhouser received the Meritorious Service Award." Which was presented to him by (then) City of Kiel Mayor Robert Werdeo, Jr. in recognition of the Chief's dedication and commitment to not only the Kiel Police Department, but to the Kiel area community as a whole.
In his free time, the Chief enjoys spending time with his wife and five children doing outdoor activities including camping, biking, downhill skiing, and playing softball. The Chief is also an avid reader and is an active member of his church.