MERRILL (WAOW) -- The Merrill police department will have a new leader starting in April. Ken Neff has spent the past three decades with the city's PD, most recently serving as the police captain.
He first applied for the chief's position when current chief, Ned Seubert, got it a few years ago. Neff said the time they've spent working together has prepared him for this new title.
"He taught me a lot of things and I got to experience a lot of things with him because we worked so closely together," said Neff. "Some of the things I wanted to accomplish back then, he and I both accomplished."
Neff said joining police force has become the family business. His father was the police chief in Minocqua and his son and nephews work in law enforcement as well.
Earlier this month, Seubert announced he's retiring after nearly 36 years with the department.