We’re not sure what to make of last Friday’s news that Brookfield’s village manager had decided to run Police Chief Steven Stelter out of town.
Stelter was an outsider when he was brought in eight years ago, a tough road to hoe in Brookfield. He solidified the command staff, increased training opportunities, increased community outreach, bonded with chiefs in surrounding communities and took on leadership roles regionally.
He wasn’t controversial and appeared to have the support of his department and others in village government.
But when village leadership changes — Manger Keith Sbiral just marked his one-year anniversary on the job — other changes follow. We don’t have any answers at this point, but we wish Steve the best.