Former Rhinelander police chief completes FBI's National Executive InstituteSubmitted: 10/17/2017
Former Rhinelander police chief completes FBI's National Executive Institute
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

MADISON - Rhinelander's former police chief just finished the FBI's "crown jewel" of training.  Mike Steffes -- who is now the Deputy Administrator of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Law Enforcement Services --completed the three-week "National Executive Institute" in September.

The academy is designed for executives that lead more than 500 sworn officers and serve populations of 250,000 or more.

The training included ethics and integrity classes, media relations, and the impact of crime on policing.

"It was truly an honor to attend the National Executive Institute," Steffes said in a written statement. "I was able to learn from classmates from around the country and world and learned many new ideas to aid DOJ's officer wellness program."

Steffes left the Rhinelander Police Department after 10 years for the state Department of Justice in October 2016.

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