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Wisconsin Department Of Justice Conducts Training For New Police Chiefs And Sheriffs


MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Justice recently completed a week long training seminar for Wisconsin's newly elected police chiefs and sheriffs. Twenty-eight Wisconsin law enforcement chief executives attended this year's program.


"Assisting local law enforcement is a constant theme in the Department's work and my commitment to public safety and fighting crime," said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "We do best what we do together. Their commitment to learn and the Department's determination to help is a good combination."


Leadership, budgeting, recruitment and labor relations were among the topics covered.

Participants were also briefed on the state and federal resources that are available to assist local law enforcement agencies.


"I was pleased to spend some time during the week with each of these new law enforcement leaders as they prepare to not only fight crime but to lead," said Van Hollen. "They have my commitment to be their partner as they do both."


Police Chiefs and Sheriff's participating in the training were:

Roger Engel

Chief of Police

Alma Police Department

Chris Fitzgerald


Barron County Sheriff's Office

Tim Wheeler

Chief of Police

Blair Police Department

Chad Enright


Clyman Police Department

Dennis Weiner

Interim Chief of Police

Columbus Police Department

Jay Englehart


Coon Valley Police Department

Ryan Haass


Dresser Police Department

Charlotte Silberhorn

Chief of Police

Durand Police Department

David Lewandowski


Grand Rapids Police Department

Martin Jensen


Hudson Police Department

Daniel Link

Chief of Police

Hustisford Police Department

Michael Krig

Officer in Charge

Iron River Police Department

David L. Walker

Chief of Police

Manawa Police Department

Kenneth Coyer

Chief of Police

Medford Police Department

Jerold Schuetz

Chief of Police

Milton Police Department

Timothy Zarzecki

Chief of Police

Mount Pleasant Police Department

Daniel Dobbs


Muscoda Police Department

Jeffrey Trotnic

Chief of Police

Onalaska Police Department

Matthew Bargenquast

Chief of Police

Princeton Police Department

Sonia Kubesh

Interim Chief

Roberts Police Department

Richard Buntrock


Seymour Police Department

Timothy Eirich

Interim Chief

Sheboygan Police Department

Richard Moyer


Shullsburg Police Department

Shawn Bauer

Police Chief

Spencer Police Department

Timothy Roets


Watertown Police Department

Charles Tubbs

Chief of Police

Wisconsin Capitol Police Dept.

Thomas Struebing

Chief of Police

Wisconsin State Fair Park Police

Perry Kingsbury

Police Chief

Wrightstown Police Department


A copy of the agenda for the training session is available at