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New Chief selected for Middleton Police Department

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MIDDLETON (WKOW)—The Middleton Police Commission announced a new chief has been selected.

Captain Chuck Foulke will replace retiring Chief Brad Keil. Foulke currently serves as the Captain for Field Services at the Middleton Police Department. He graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in History and Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice.

He also graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, accredited through the University of Virginia, in 2007.  With MPD Foulke has performed in the profession from the bottom moving up first as an officer for Patrol, School Resource, Juvenile, Detective, Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and Lieutenant, and over the past several years as Captain for Field Services.  In heading the Field Services of MPD, he has prepared the annual Field Services operating budget of about $3.7 million (75% of the entire PD budget).  Furthermore, he has worked on the collective bargaining team, staffed the License & Ordinance Committee and has served in numerous liaison positions with the community at large.

In a statement Mayor Kurt Sonnentag said, “I’m very pleased with the Commission’s selection of Chuck Foulke to be our next Chief of Police.  Chuck has served superbly over the past 30+ years at the Middleton Police Department (MPD) in every facet of police work.  He is capable and well-prepared to lead the department, and he has the perfect temperament and vision for the work necessary to keep MPD at the forefront of law enforcement.”

Chief Brad Keil recently announced his retirement from law enforcement in order to take a position as Manager of Corporate Facilities Security for WPS in Monona.  Keil has been Chief of the MPD for the last decade. Captain Foulke will officially take over March 29.

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