My name is Brian Wiczkowski and I am Captain of the Patrol Division for the Lancaster City Police. I was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA, the youngest of 4 siblings (1 brother and 2 sisters). I played baseball for Liberty High School and went on to college at Millersville University. I played baseball there as well and graduated with a BS in Secondary Education/Social Studies.
I was hired by the Lancaster City Police in May of 1990. I was fortunate to be one of the first officers assigned to the newly formed Community Police Unit in 1992 and gained valuable experience and made great relationships through that assignment. I helped start our bicycle unit and trained our officers in bicycle tactics. I spent some time in our Criminal Investigative Division before being promoted to sergeant, then lieutenant and finally captain. I was also a member of the City's Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) as an officer and sergeant. I am very happily married and have 2 great kids. I enjoy spending time with my family, weightlifting and running (OK, I don't really enjoy running but I do it to try to stay in shape!).
Three people now living I would like to have lunch with: My wife, my son and my daughter. If I'd get a 4th one I'd choose Robin Williams.
The cause I most believe in is: Personal accountability
Name three things on your bucket list. An Alaskan cruise, cross-country train ride, landscape my yard (I threw that in there because if I don't get that done soon my wife will make sure that the need for me to fulfill my bucket list will come sooner than later)
6-4-3. Second baseman and potential MLB player, Wiczkowski, turns the back half of a double play.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a professional baseball player
My greatest accomplishment is... My family. I know it may sound trite, but it's true. I have a great wife and awesome kids and we truly enjoy each other's company (sometimes they have their hands full just putting up with me). I never thought I would be this blessed.
My unfulfilled ambition is... to play the guitar.
Three words to describe me are... Outgoing, determined, persistent
Tell us something about you that most people don't know. When I was in high school I had an invitational-only tryout with the Cincinnati Reds.
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? How can my dog (a Miniature Schnauzer) be so small yet take up so much room on my bed?!
What's the farthest-away place you've been? San Diego, CA.
What do you think Lancaster will be like in ten years? Hard to say. I'm hoping it will continue to be a vibrant City with a symbiotic relationship with the County. However, many cities nationwide are experiencing the same concern: a diminishing tax base that is impacting their ability to maintain quality services.
What do you consider to be Lancaster City's greatest asset? The partnerships between various government and non-government/business entities that address issues and make the public aware of concerns.
Grabbing a bite in Lancaster with - $5, $10, $30 - Where (and what): Anyone who knows me knows that I eat too much to spend only $5. For $10 I'm going with a house salad, glass noodle soup and drunken noodles with chicken (Thai hot) at Sa La Thai. For $30 I'm at The Loft having French Onion soup and shrimp stuffed with crab imperial.
What are the best aspects of your job? The variety and the fact that I am able to interact with so many different people on so many levels.
Would you describe yourself as introverted or extroverted? Extroverted. Definitely extroverted!
What is your coffee shop drink of choice? I don't drink coffee. Also, I don't eat donuts. How's that for breaking stereotypes!
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What music are you listening to now? Led Zeppelin, The Who, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly
Best advice from your parents... get a college education.
What should they have taught you in school but didn't? That many times you can't control what happens to you but you can control how you respond to it.
If there is one thing life has taught me it is... what counts is not how many times you get knocked down but how many times you get back up.
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