Retired Chief Steve Rudek grew up in the Brainerd area and after graduating from the Brainerd High School he entered the U.S. Air Force. After serving a term in Southeast Asia Steve returned and graduated from Central Lakes College. He began his career in Law Enforcement working for the Nisswa Police Department and Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department. Steve joined the Breezy Point Police Department in September of 1979 and has served as the chief since 1990. He and his wife have two children. Steve retired July 2009.