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Chief Troy Hellenbrand

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, the Middleton Police Commission announced that Middleton Police Captain Troy Hellenbrand was chosen to replace retired Chief of Police Chuck Foulke.  According to Police Commission Chair Paul Kinne, “The Police Commission was impressed by all three finalists but after careful deliberation the Commission came to unanimous consensus to select Middleton Police Captain Troy J. Hellenbrand as the next Chief of Police for the City of Middleton.  Troy is highly qualified to be Chief and he has served in the department for over 20 years.  His institutional knowledge is a great asset.  As a bonus, Troy has broad community support, including from City officials.  We look forward to a long and successful working relationship with Troy."

Chief Hellenbrand served as Acting Chief of Police since Chuck Foulke’s retirement in December.  Hellenbrand has served the City of Middleton for nearly 21 years in many roles including patrol officer, school resource officer, detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, administrative captain and operations captain.  Prior to his tenure in Middleton, he worked his first five years in law enforcement with the City of Columbus and the Village of Shorewood Hills.

Chief Hellenbrand has received numerous department awards during his tenure with the Middleton Police Department including Outstanding Service Awards, a Life Saving Award, a Department Valor Award in 2018 and was named the State of Wisconsin Accreditation Manager of the year in 2017.  Hellenbrand has an Associate's Degree in Police Science from Madison College and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia Southern University in 2015.  Additionally, he has attended Northwestern University School Staff and Command training and the International Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations training.

Hellenbrand is a member of associations for the Dane County Chief of Police, the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police and the Wisconsin Professional Police.  His community service includes initiation of the Middleton Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy and involvement in outreach police volunteer activities including Battle of the Badges and Shop with a Cop.  For the past 12 years, he has been an active youth athletic coach in football and baseball, and he’s currently the Vice President of the Cardinal Dugout Club Committee.

Chief Hellenbrand can be reached at (608)824-7305 or

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