After a decade leading the Middleton police force, Chief Brad Keil will retire his public service hat later this month for a figurative one working in corporate security.
WPS Health Insurance said in a news release Thursday that Keil was hired as manager of corporate facilities security. He begins the job March 31.
Capt. Chuck Foulke, a 33-year veteran of the Middleton police force, said the department is sad to see Keil leave.
"I think in general his entire staff has mixed feelings (because) we’re professionally and personally sad to see him go, but (the WPS position is) a very good opportunity for him," Foulke said. "(Keil is) going out on top."
Foulke and Middleton Police Commission President Bev Jambois both pointed to the department's recent accreditation through the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group, a state policing standards credentialing authority, as one of Keil's many accomplishments as police leader.