• Daniel J. Hostens appointed City of Wisconsin Rapids Chief of Police

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin – The City of Wisconsin Rapids Police and Fire Commission announces that, after a search, assessment, and interview process, Daniel J. Hostens has been appointed to serve as Police Chief for the City of Wisconsin Rapids.

    Hostens has been with the Galesburg, IL Police Department for 26 years, advancing from patrol officer to sergeant, lieutenant and, in 2022, Deputy Chief of Police. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in March 2023.

    “It is an honor to be selected to serve the community of Wisconsin Rapids and the employees of the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department. I look forward to calling Wisconsin Rapids my home,” said Hostens.

    Police and Fire Commission President, Bruce King, said, “We are happy to announce Daniel Hostens’ appointment as Police Chief. We had a strong slate of candidates, and it was a tough decision for the Commissioners. We believe that Mr. Hostens is the right person for this important position at this time. We look forward to working with him.”

    Hostens will assume the position on Monday, May 15.

    For further information, contact:
    Bruce King
    Wisconsin Rapids Police and Fire Commission
    Assistant to the Police and Fire Commission:

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