Winfrid T. Finkley
With invaluable service to the United States Navy from 1986-1994, serving in Desert Storm and an honor graduate as a Psychiatric Technician in the U.S. Naval College in Portsmouth, V.A., Sergeant Winfrid T. Finkley is being honored with a 2013 Black Excellence Award. He continues to give the highest quality of himself to the service of humanity. He is now a providing safety and security in the streets of Milwaukee as a Sergeant with the Milwaukee Police Department as a state training liaison and program facilitator.
With MPD, Finkley trains cadets up to administrators in unified tactical measures, ensuring staff maintains current certifications. In addition to training in the police force, Sergeant Finkley also conducts civilian community trainings as well. To date, he has provided over 500 city of Milwaukee residents with knowledge of proper police techniques and neighborhood advocacy.
A native of Milwaukee, Winfrid attended Rufus King High School and continued on to receive a degree in Computer Programming and Operations from Control Data Institute. He also holds several national certifications that assist him in his professional life training others. Stg. Finkley is a natural leader, he has completed 80 hours of Personnel Supervisory Police training in 2003, and he completed a Management Leadership course at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Finkley’s service to the community and maintaining safety doesn’t end when he takes off his uniform. Winfrid and his wife, Julia have been married for 36 years. They have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. In addition to their lives, they have remained active as Foster Parents for the last 24 years. Finkley’s dedication to the community with morals, honesty and how he treats people the way he wants to be treated is why he is being honored with a 2013 Black Excellence Award in the category of Public Service.