Public Safety Director/Chief of Police and Fire Services
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Public Safety Director/Chief of Police and Fire Services Chad McCluskey
On May 29, 2018, Chad McCluskey was sworn in as the Public Safety Director / Chief of Police and Fire Services for the City of Windsor Heights.
McCluskey began his emergency services career at the age of 13-years-old as a Junior Firefighter in Kansas. McCluskey served as a Volunteer Firefighter, a 9-1-1 dispatcher, a Civilian paid Fire Officer and a Public Safety Officer (police and fire) before being promoted to Sergeant/Watch Commander over a patrol team. McCluskey spent 21 years serving as a Watch Commander and K9 handler/trainer in Kansas before coming to Windsor Heights.
During McCluskey’s career, he also served as the Master K9 Trainer for the Kansas Police Dog Association, a Field Training Officer, a SWAT K9 trainer, a DUI testing instructor, a First Aid/CPR instructor, and a case law expert instructing other law enforcement officers across the State of Kansas on legal updates.
McCluskey completed Kansas Firefighter I certification, along with related training including, but not limited to, emergency medicine (former certification as a Kansas Emergency Medical Technician), rescue, technical rescue, confined space, and water rescue.
McCluskey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 279th Session, and he holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resource Management. McCluskey is an Iowa Certified Law Enforcement Officer and he has obtained Iowa Firefighter I certification. In addition, McCluskey is an adjunct instructor for three Kansas Community Colleges where he teaches law enforcement and fire science. McCluskey’s vast experience with law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medicine ensures quality and efficient public safety services continue to be delivered to the City of Windsor Heights.