Commission selects new Police Chief
For City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – A Galesburg, Ill., Deputy Chief of Police has been chosen as the new Wisconsin Rapids Police Chief. The city of Wisconsin Rapids Police and Fire Commission announced today the appointment of Daniel J. Hostens to lead the police department.
Hostens is a 26-year veteran of the Galesburg, Ill. Police Department and has advanced from patrol officer to sergeant, lieutenant and in 2022, Deputy Chief of Police. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in March.
“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 begin the job Monday, May 15.