The Town of Windsor announces the selection of Rick Klimek as the next Windsor chief of police.
Klimek will replace Chief of Police John Michaels who will retire July 22 after 40 years of service with the Windsor Police Department. Klimek will begin the new role on July 23.
Over the past three months, the town conducted a nationwide search and received a total of 46 applicants for the position. The pool of candidates was narrowed down to five finalists. Klimek was selected after an in-depth and rigorous interview process.
“Rick’s outstanding character, support for the community, and vision for the future of Windsor and the department stood out amongst the candidates,” said Town Manager Kelly Arnold.
Klimek, a law enforcement veteran, has more than 30 years of experience. He began his career in Windsor in 1985 as a patrolman and rose through the ranks, making sergeant in 1993 and lieutenant in 2014.
Arnold said, “As chief of police, Rick will respect the rich history of law enforcement in Windsor and will work with the current and future police employees to continue to make Windsor a safe place to live, work and raise a family.”
The Windsor Police Department includes 33 staff members and consists of police patrol, investigation, animal control, code enforcement, statistical reporting, police records and crime prevention.