Eldon Wulf has been hired as the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association’s new program coordinator. He replaces Mike Stubbs, who retired in April.

Wulf recently retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy where he worked as the assistant director of training. Prior to that, he worked as the director of training for the Missouri State Water Patrol. He spent 27 years with that agency, going to the Highway Patrol Academy with the merger of the two agencies.

“I worked for the state 30 years and eight months. I enjoyed my time off but figured I was young enough to look for another job – and I’m definitely too young to just sit in a rocking chair on the front porch, waiting for time to pass,” he quipped.

A veteran of both the U.S. Army and Navy, Wulf has a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Northwest Missouri State University. He’s been married 37 years to his wife Mary and they have one married son who works for the Department of Homeland Security in Arlington, Virginia.

Athough Wulf said he plans to spend the first couple months just learning the job, as a generalist instructor and also a specialist instructor in three different areas, he’s already been signed up to teach a course for the MSA.

“I’ll be helping out wherever I’m needed,” he said. “Since I’ve lived all around the state working with the Water Patrol, I know some of the sheriffs because I’ve worked with them in the past. I’m also looking forward to meeting those I don’t yet know and doing whatever I can to make their jobs easier. I think it’s going to be a fun job.”