Chief Bradley Wentlandt started his career with the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist / Explosive Detector Dog Handler. He served two years with the Wisconsin State Patrol as a Trooper before coming to Greenfield in 1991. Chief Wentlandt earned a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Staff and Command and holds the designation Certified Public Manager (CPM) from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
Chief Wentlandt is the Northcentral Region Chair of the State Associations of Chiefs of Police, a division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as a member of the IACP Guest Speakers Bureau to promote the concepts of 21st Century Policing. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, Past President of the Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association and Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Police Executive Group. In 2014 he was appointed by Governor Walker to the Wisconsin Interoperability Council.
Chief Wentlandt is the founder and coordinator of the Wisconsin Command College, a joint venture of the Department of Justice and the University of Wisconsin. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor, lecturer and Program Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin - Madison Certified Public Manager Program.