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Kewaunee Police Chief retires, Mueller tapped as replacement

For the second time since 2020, you will see a new police chief for the City of Kewaunee. Police Chief James Kleiman, Jr. took to Facebook Monday morning to formally announce his retirement. Kleiman took over for Frank Salentine on January 3rd, 2020, after serving the community as its assistant police chief in 2014. He joined the department in 1989 as a part-time officer before joining the force full-time a year later. He thanked the community for their support for his over a 33-year career in law enforcement, admitting that the years are starting to take a toll on him. Kleiman also announced that his assistant chief, Robin Mueller, would be his replacement as the city’s top cop. Mueller has served as the assistant chief since Kleiman was promoted and tackled the day-to-day operations whenever Kleiman took time off. She will be sworn in as the new police chief in January. You can read Kleiman’s complete statement below.




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