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HPD Welcomes New Deputy Chief

Post Date:05/09/2017 2:24 PM

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
For Immediate Release:

Wilske to Join Hastings Police Department as Deputy Chief


The City of Hastings is pleased to announce the appointment of David Wilske to Deputy Police Chief for the City of Hastings Police Department. Wilske is a 20-year police veteran currently serving as Patrol Lieutenant of the University of Minnesota Police Department, an agency of approximately 60 staff. He has served in a number of progressively responsible positions within the agency, including Patrol Officer, Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, and Investigative, Administrative, and Operations Lieutenant. He has a broad range of experience, including leading the opening of TCF Stadium.

Mr. Wilske was the preferred candidate after a robust hiring process that included interviews with department staff, organization staff, and community members; a leadership assessment, and finalist interviews with Chief Bryan Schafer and City Administrator, Melanie Mesko Lee.

Wilske resides in Lino Lakes and has a 15 year old son, Jack. He is an avid cyclist and loves fishing.

We look forward to welcoming David to our organization and community beginning May 31, 2017. The City is in the process of filling the new Commander role through an internal promotional process.


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