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Chief David Funkhouser
City of Kiel Police Chief Dave Funkhouser has served in Wisconsin law enforcement for over 26 years including service with the Cities of Kiel, Delafield, and Pewaukee Police Departments. With 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.
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. On note, Chief Funkhouser has been presented with the Wisconsin Technical College District Board's "Distinguished Alumnus of the Year" award, the Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Center's "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" award, and the City of Kiel's "Meritorious Service Award." The City of Kiel Police Department was also awarded the CORE Standards award by the WI Law Enforcement Accreditation Board in early 2015, recognizing the police department's high level of professional competency and standards.
In 2012, Chief Funkhouser was elected to the executive board of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association and in February of 2015, Chief Funkhouser took office as President of that organization. As President of the WI Chiefs of Police, the Chief represents over 600 member Chiefs of Police and command staff of municipal police agencies. During his term as President, Chief Funkhouser has testified at legislative hearings at the State Capitol and he has also represented the State of Wisconsin at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago.
Chief Funkhouser is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police(IACP) and he currently serves as a mentor for newly hired Chiefs of Police, offering advice and assistance. In 2015, the Chief was invited to be a presenter at WI Command College for law enforcement executives and he was also invited to participate as a member of a national panel of law enforcement executives during the IACP Conference in Chicago during a panel presentation on effective leadership for law enforcement agencies.
In his free time, Chief Funkhouser enjoys spending time with his wife and six children including outdoor activities such as camping, downhill skiing, and softball.