News: Neillsville Police Dept. - New Officer (Wheatly - 2022)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wheatly, Backlund, Imm, Mankowski, Anhalt, Guyer

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/06/2022

Neillsville Police Dept. Welcomes New Officer (Wheatly - 2022)

The Neillsville Police Department has welcomed a new addition to the force. Officer Derek Wheatley (3rd from r) brings with him over five years of experience spanning three different departments. Wheatley is excited to serve the community. A 2017 Northcentral Technical College graduate, he has been preparing for a role as a police officer, since he was a kid. “Well, I’ve wanted to be a police officer as long as I can remember. I think I was about 5 years old when I made up my mind,” Wheatley stated. A longtime deputy with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department, he will bring not only experience but a community service mindset with him to Neillsville. “My favorite part about the job is making a positive impact, so I focus on community policing,” he said. Wheatley will be full-time in Neillsville and looks forward to interacting with the community. Pictured from l-r are Erik Backlund, who is leaving the department for another position; Hunter Imm; Police chief Jim Mankowski; Wheatley; Ethan Anhalt and Isaac Guyer. Jesse Heslip/Clark Count Press



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