Sheriff Takes Leave for War College

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2009 --- 7:40 a.m.

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) -- Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls is taking a 10-month leave to attend a specialized college program.

Nehls says he plans to leave at the end of the week for the National War College in Washington D.C.

The war college prepares students for high-level command and policy-making positions in the military, the State Department and civilian agencies.

Nehls says he'll remain in close contact with the sheriff's department and plans to run for re-election when he returns next spring. Chief Deputy Blaine Lauersdorf will run the department during Nehls' absence.

Nehls is a member of the National Guard and left his job for a year in 2004 to serve in Afghanistan.

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