Our “About” page offers information about our history and current operations. Read on to see the men and women who have served and continue to serve the Village of Jackson on the Jackson Police Department.
The Jackson Police Department was established in 1912, the same year as the village’s incorporation. Police services were provided by a part-time Village Marshal, then a Chief of Police. Additional officers were added in approximately the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. The first full-time chief, Francis Standish, was hired in 1989. Jed Dolnick served as Acting Chief after Standish’s departure, under contract between the village and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, where Dolnick was a Lieutenant. Donald Rosenbauer was then hired as the first and only Director of Public Safety, which combined the functions of police and fire chief. The position was again split with his retirement in 2000. Sgt. Peter Habel served as Interim Chief until March 2001, when Jed Dolnick returned as Police Chief.
Village Marshals (1960s through 1980s): Harvey Rose, Clarence Schwartz (later served as Washington County Sheriff), Robert Calhoun, Ron Rose, Phil Laubenheimer.
Chiefs – Phil Laubenheimer (PT), Ken Wahouske (PT), Francis Standish – 1989-July 1995, Jed Dolnick – (Acting) July 1995-January 1996, Donald Rosenbauer – Public Safety Director- January 1996 to April 2000, Peter Habel – (Interim), April 2000 to March 2001, Jed Dolnick- Chief, March 2001-Present
Jackson is one of the fastest growing communities in Washington County, with a population estimated at more than 6,700. The village enjoys a strong commercial, industrial, and residential tax base. The village is governed by a Village Board and Administrator/Clerk form of government.
The department is commanded by a Police Chief appointed pursuant to Wisconsin statute 62.13, which also enumerates the duties of the Police and Fire Commission. The department provides police services 24 hours a day. Working with the Police Chief are ten patrol officers, an Administrative Aide, and part time Police Clerk. One patrol officer is assigned as a full time investigator. The police department also employs school crossing guards. Dispatching is provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSIONERS
Cindy Dadian, Jeff Dalton (Chairman), Mark Phillips, Kurt Smith, Jim Myers
Officers work a six days on, three days off schedule. Uniforms and equipment are furnished. The police officers are represented by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association. New officers must complete a twelve month probation period and are supervised for twelve weeks by field training officers.
JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL
Chief Jed M. Dolnick
Sgt. Todd Fristed
Officer Ronald Laabs
Officer Lawrence Krueger
Officer Michael Foeger (Investigator)
Officer Kathleen Borkowski
Officer Jennifer Gerke
Officer Kyle Henning
Officer Dan Oswald
Officer Justin Brinks
Officer Michael Lake
Sue Herther, Administrative Assistant
Jodi Rohde, Police Clerk (PT)
Crossing Guards: Linda Klockow, Brooke Olson, Carol Purgett, Denise Zander, Helen Olig
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