Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Alderman Dan Soltysiak had raised questions on whether places that sell alcohol should put up fences to keep drinkers from walking away with beverages, but police argued that the barriers actually encourage drinking.
As the first big party of the season approaches, businesses hoping to serve beer or other alcoholic beverages at Jammin' on Janesville had to wait for approval of their permits based on safety concerns raised by an alderman. At the April 9 Finance Committee meeting, Dan Soltysiak had asked what controls would be in place to define the licensed areas and who would be served, saying he believed alcohol needed to be restricted to a specific area. Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti noted then that the Police Department had not had any issues with the event in the past, but the matter was deferred in order to assemble the parties requesting a permit. High Hitchin’ Tractor Pullers, Heritage Presbyterian Church (June and August only), Sandhill Booster Club…
Friday, January 25, 2013
The retirement of Police Chief Paul Geiszler has prompted a string of promotions within the department, and Thursday a ceremony was held to celebrate.
Family and friends of Muskego Police Department personnel were on hand Thursday at City Hall to witness the ceremonial swearing in of Craig Moser as police chief. Formerly a captain, Moser was already sworn in as retiring Police Chief Paul Geiszler departed at the end of 2012 so there would be no empty chair in the chief's office. Thursday's ceremony was the public affirmation of the appointment of the 28-year-veteran at MPD. Along with Moser, Lieutenant Richard Rens was promoted to Captain, and Sergeant James Rozeski was promoted to Lieutenant. Perhaps underscoring the reason why officers say it's all about making it home safely at the end of a shift, each man received his badge, pinned on by their daughters.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Craig Moser will officially take the helm at the MPD, with promotions given as well to Richard Rens to Captain, and James Rozeski to Lieutenant
The Muskego Police Department announced the formal swearing in of Muskego Police Chief Craig A. Moser on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m., in the Muskego Room at Muskego City Hall. Moser will step into the position that Paul Geiszler retired from at the end of 2012. In addition, Captain Richard Rens and Lieutenant James Rozeski will also be sworn in at that time. Moser is a 28 year veteran of the department, having served as a patrol officer, patrol sergeant, and most recently captain of services. He is a 1999 graduate of Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command, as well asgraduating from the 231st FBI National Academy in 2007, according to MPD. Captain Rens has 28 years of law enforcement experience,the …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Detectives and tactical units work along with patrol officers, with a little help from an arsenal of tools.
It's no doubt, Muskego is a small town, and by and large demand for a large police presence is not required on a regular basis. However, when it's needed, it's just got to be there. Whether it's a response to an anticipated problem, as in the Paul Ryan visit last week, or the need to call in SWAT teams for domestic disputes that can lockdown a neighborhood, manpower and training are necessary to maintain order and stop a threat. Lt. Dave Constantineau, who pens the weekly Neighborhood Watch Newsletter, is also a part of the detective squad at Muskego Police Department. Detectives are generally called to assist patrols when the scope of the investigation will pull them from duty for too long. Detectives conduct interviews and liaision …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A web of information and assistance help Muskego Police get the job done, 24/7
The second installment of the Muskego Police Citizen's Academy gave us a closer look at the role of communications and patrolling to responding to and preventing crime. Lisa Hanson, a telecommunicator in the dispatch center walked our class through the myriad of things she must do during a call for assistance, including listening to the caller, locating and dispatching squads and keeping an ear open for the mutual aid radios that may also request assistance. In addition, any call coming into the center, whether on the 9-1-1 line or the 'non-emergency' must be answered and prioritized simultaneously. On a slow Tuesday afternoon, it's perhaps not an issue, but on the night shift, the skill of multitasking isn't just valuable, it can mean …