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Posted on: April 11, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Candidates Selected to be Interviewed for Public Safety Director/Police Chief


April 11, 2018



Dave Burgess, Mayor

515-645-6831, direct

Windsor Heights Selects Top Candidates to be Interviewed for Public Safety Director/Police Chief

Windsor Heights, Iowa (April 11, 2018) – The City of Windsor Heights has selected five candidates for the Public Safety Director/Police Chief, which will fill a position vacant since April 2016. The three month search resulted in 96 candidates. The top five finalists have been determined based on how well their credentials, interviews, background checks, and written essay responses matched the candidate profile, which was developed by Moulder and Associates Police Consultants. The five finalists are:

Benjamin Boeke, a Supervisor with the Rockford IL, Police Department and has served in law enforcement for twenty years.  He has a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University.  Boeke has completed required Federal Emergency Management Administration training for Incident Command.  Rockford is the second largest city outside of Chicago’s metropolitan area.  The population is 153,379 and has 297 sworn officers.

Alfredo Ferrer, is the Director of Law Enforcement, Safety and Security for Port of Miami, after retiring as a major from the Miami-Dade Police department. He has twenty-eight years of law enforcement experience. Ferrer has a Bachelor of Science from Florida International University and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

Chad McCluskey, a sergeant with the Augusta, Kansas, Department of Public Safety. Augusta has a population of 9,274 and the department has thirty-three full-time officers. He has held the rank of sergeant for nineteen years. McCluskey joined the Augusta fire department as a junior firefighter at age 13 and became a full-time public safety officer in 1997.  McCluskey has an Associate’s degree in Fire Science and a Master in Business Administration from Webster University. 

Stephen Monticelli, has recently retired from the Harrisonburg, Virginia Police Department, after serving as Chief for five years, in an effort to seek an executive law enforcement position in the Midwest.  Harrisonburg has a population of 55,000 and has 106 sworn officers.  Prior to Harrisonburg, Monticelli served thirty-two years with the Columbia, Missouri Police Department reaching the rank of Deputy Police Chief. Monticelli has a Master in Business from William Woods University and has completed the Staff and Command Course at Northwestern University.

Jeremy Sprague, a sergeant with the Des Moines, Iowa Police Department.  He also serves as a part-time firefighter with the Waukee Fire Department, holding the rank of lieutenant.  Prior to Des Moines, Sprague served in the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.  He holds the required Federal Emergency Management Agency Incident Command certificates.  Sprague holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management from Utah Valley University. 

Interviews will be held on April 17, 2018.  A public reception will be held at the Council Chambers at 1133 66th Street from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. to meet the candidates for the City of Windsor Heights Public Safety/Chief of Police position.

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