Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Welcome to the official website of the City of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin!

Administration

Chief of Police John Kreuziger

Deputy Chief of Police Scott Bahr

Lieutenant of Detectives Terrence Gebhardt

First Shift Lieutenant Brandon Stommel

Second Shift Lieutenant Matthew Riel

Third Shift Lieutenant Erik Smedema

First Shift Sergeant Eric Feucht

Second Shift Sergeant Craig Retzlaff

Third Shift Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson

Records Clerk Supervisor Trina Lynch

Detective Bureau

Detective Corey Johnson

Detective Heather Johnson

Detective Travis Wetterau

Detective Daniel Kuhnz

Patrol (First Shift)

Officer Richard Dahl

Officer William Linzenmeyer

Officer Anthony Karel

Officer James Van Erem

Officer Andrew Strachota

Patrol (Second Shift)

Officer Nathan Keener

Officer Meagan Scott

K9 Officer Konkel

Officer Jesse Shilts

Officer Jace Laning

Officer Charles Borchardt

Patrol (Third Shift)

Officer Michael Kuehn

K9 Officer Hall

Officer Derek Harmsen

Officer Matthew Edwards

Officer Ryan Borchardt

School Resource Officers

Officer Kevin Rohde

Officer Lisa Dake-Jones

Clerical Staff

Becky Wendorff

Aimee Mallon

K-9 Unit

The Beaver Dam Police Department added a police patrol/narcotics canine program in the spring of 1996. K-9 King joined the department in the spring of 1996 and acted as a "backup" partner for Lieutenant Michael Steffes. King was a dual-purpose canine, certified in patrol work and narcotics detection and won numerous awards. After his certification, King was credited with over 100 arrests. The Department was saddened by the loss of King, who passed away on January 25, 2003 as a result of heart failure.

In 2004, Officer Andrew Strachota accepted the position and challenge of becoming the new K-9 Officer. The Beaver Dam Middle School students raised a significant amount of funds towards the K-9 program. K-9 Ali joined the department in the summer of 2004 after a one month intense training program. She is certified in narcotics and tracking.  The Department was saddened by the loss of Ali, who passed away on June 28, 2010 from sudden complications of a stomach problem. 

On January 16, 2013, Officer Nathan Keener was promoted to the position of K-9 Officer.  K-9 Blade joined the department shortly thereafter.  K-9 Blade was certified in narcotic detection. K-9 Blade retired in May of 2018. 

On November 23, 2015, Officer Kevin Hall was promoted to the position of K-9 Officer.  K-9 Yeti joined the department shortly thereafter.  K-9 Yeti is certified in narcotics and searches.

In March of 2019, K-9 Charlie was activated to patrol. Officer Konkel is Charlie's handler. Charlie is certified in narcotics and searches. 

Bike Unit

This unit was established in 1998, with the help of fund raising efforts in the community. Several officers comprise the Bike Patrol Unit. Each officer must complete specialized training and wear special gear and uniforms. Using bicycles enables the officers to go into areas not easily accessible by squad cars. These officers carry full gear and the bikes are equipped with emergency lights. Officer Tony Karel oversees the bike unit. 

Training Officers

Department personnel are responsible for training new employees. Each officer must attend training to become certified in each specialized area (Field Training Officer, EVOC, DAAT, RADAR, Firearms).

Field Training Officers (FTO)                     

Officer Jim Van Erem
Officer Mike Kuehn  
Officer Meagan Scott
Officer Derek Harmsen 

Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT)

Officer Andrew Strachota
Officer Mike Kuehn

Firearms

Officer William Linzenmeyer, Deputy Chief Scott Bahr, Sergeant Craig Retzlaff and Officer Ryan Borchardt are state certified firearm instructors, long gun instructors, and simunition instructors for the department.  All sworn officers need to qualify twice a year with their service weapon and are offered six other training opportunities each year to attend. 

Evidence Technicians

Officers are sent to specialized training to assist in processing crime scenes. They specialize in gathering evidence and taking photos of crime scenes that may be used in court.

Evidence Technicians

Detective Corey Johnson
Detective Heather Johnson 
Detective Travis Wetterau
Officer Richard Dahl
Officer Brian Linzenmeyer
Officer Derek Harmsen
Officer Meagan Scott
Lieutenant Erik Smedema
Sergeant Eric Feucht 

Detective Bureau

The Beaver Dam Police Department currently employs four Detectives and one Lieutenant of Detectives.

Drug Unit

This unit was established in 2002, comprised of a Detective and several officers who received training on how to conduct drug investigations. Citizens who suspect drug activity at a particular location should contact the department, and the information provided will be passed on to the Drug Unit for investigation.

Honor Guard Team

The honor guard team was established in 2016 with Sergeant Craig Retzlaff selected as the coordinator.  The purpose of the honor guard team is to represent the department at memorial services, funerals and public events.  The honor guard is a positive representation for the Beaver Dam Police Department as well as the community.  

Honor Guard Members

Sergeant Craig Retzlaff
Sergeant Erik Smedema
Officer Ryan Borchardt
Detective Heather Johnson
Officer Derek Harmsen
Officer Charles Borchardt