Manitowoc Noon Rotary Officer of the Year

Officer Bruce Tuma

We would like to congratulate Officer Bruce Tuma for being selected as the Manitowoc Police Department’s 2022 Noon Rotary Officer of the Year!

 Officer Tuma was nominated by his three supervisors and one of his co-workers.  Bruce was recognized for his positive attitude, excellent work ethic, composure, and professionalism.  Bruce served in the department Honor Guard, marched in numerous parades, and participated in the Stuff the Squad event to help raise food for families in need.

 In addition to his normal patrol functions, Bruce is a Field Training Officer (FTO) due to his patient demeanor and advanced job knowledge.  Bruce is always open to the challenge of training new officers.  Bruce is also often selected to take ride alongs where he is responsible for explaining our department to the citizens and criminal justice students.  Second shift patrol officers currently have an average experience of 1.08 years.  As a result, inexperienced officers often go to Officer Tuma for direction and guidance.

 Officer Tuma has been a police officer with our department since May 19, 2019. Prior to becoming an officer, Bruce worked as a Community Service Worker (CSW) Intern from 2015 - 2016. Recently, our department announced Officer Tuma as the next to be promoted to Patrol Lieutenant for his hard work, dedication, and leadership abilities.

 Congratulations Officer Bruce Tuma! 


Manitowoc Eagles Club Officer of the Year

Officer Alex Nebel

The Manitowoc Police Department is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 Eagles Club Officer of the Year Award is Officer Alex Nebel. Officer Nebel has served on the Manitowoc Police Department since June of 2016 and is currently assigned to second shift patrol.

Officer Nebel was nominated by a co-worker and his direct supervisors who noted that Alex has shown dedication to both his job and the citizens of Manitowoc. In addition to normal patrol operations, Officer Nebel serves on Bicycle Patrol, is a Field Training Officer (FTO),  an Evidence Technician, and an advisor for the Police Cadet Program.  Officer Nebel has also donated his time to several fundraising programs such as Shop with a Cop, Stuff the Squad, Coffee for Champions, and Police Lights of Christmas.

Officer Nebel takes pride in his role as a police officer and appreciates those who served before him.  Every year Alex takes part in the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.  Alex is also a member of the Police Department Honor Guard, volunteering to march in the Memorial Day parade and other special events.  

Officer Nebel’s co-worker noted Alex routinely goes above and beyond both on and off duty during which, he always has a smile on his face and positive attitude.  Officer Nebel’s dedication to volunteering and leadership are vital to the daily operations of second shift.

Officer Nebel is a shining example of what it means to have compassion, one of our core values of the Manitowoc Police Department. Officer Nebel has exhibited extraordinary enthusiasm and care for our community and is certainly someone who is doing the right thing, the right way, for the right reason! Congratulations Officer Alex Nebel on being nominated and selected for the 2022 Eagles Club Officer of the Year Award!