About Art Howell
Appointed to the City of Racine Police Department in 1984, Howell has served the citizens of the Racine community for the past 36 years. He served in a number of positions within the department during his tenure, including gang unit officer, traffic investigator, detective and public information officer, ranking as investigative lieutenant, captain and ultimately, police chief. After nearly 37 years of continuous service to the citizens of Racine, Chief Howell retired from the Racine Police Department in 2021. He remains committed to advancing the community-centered public safety model in retirement, sharing critical lessons learned and best practices.