Wingert has been a police major with the City of Des Moines Police Department since February 2011. He is the commander of the Operations Division where he is responsible for police patrol, neighborhood based service delivery, Metro Star, traffic and parking unit, K-9, airport security, and school resource officers.
Mr. Wingert began his law enforcement career with the City of Des Moines in December of 1991 as a police officer. He promoted to senior police officer in February of 1995; then police sergeant in May of 2000; police lieutenant in January of 2005 and police captain in September of 2007. Mr. Wingert possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Grandview University in Des Moines.
City Council is expected to confirm the appointment at a council meeting on February 9.
If approved, Mr. Wingert’s appointment will be effective the following day, Tuesday, February 10, at an annual salary of $150,000.