Tuesday, August 28, 2012
After about seven years without a liaison officer, the Port Washington-Saukville School District and the Port Washington Police Department are teaming up to bring the program back.
The Port Washington-Saukville School District and the Port Washington Police Department have teamed up to add a school liaison officer starting in the 2012-13 school year. Officer Tom Schleg will be the liaison officer working in the schools as part of his regular duties on a part-time basis, Port Washington Police Chief Kevin Hingiss said in a press release. "In an effort to promote and build positive relationships between youth, law enforcement and the criminal justice system, Officer Tom Schleg, a 20-year veteran of the department, will be placed in Port Washington High School and Thos. Jefferson Middle School approximately 8 – 20 hours per week," Hingiss said in the release. "Officer Schleg will assist in promoting the six pillars of …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Port Washington Police Chief Richard Thomas looks back on his career after retiring at the end of 2011, leaving longtime department officer Kevin Hingiss in charge.
As alarm clocks go off throughout Port Washington for another week of the 9-to-5 grind, there’s one Port Washington resident who will be waking up to something out of the ordinary. Police Chief Richard Thomas, who officially retired at the end of 2011, said he’s still trying to grasp at the concept that his career has ended after 40 years of waking up and strapping on a uniform and firearm. "Finishing 40 years has been tough … it’s something I still have to come to terms with," he said, adding that this year will involve a lot of evaluating of what to do next. Despite difficulties with the transition, Thomas said he already looks forward to plenty of time spent with his wife and family and also traveling. Thomas is retiring after 6½ years …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Patch has you covered all week long, with a look at upcoming meetings and events to keep your week busy.
Who said nothing ever happens in Port Washington or Saukville — Patch certainly doesn't think so! Check out all the places to be, things to do and people to see as we look at the week ahead. Special meeting to discuss hiring of new police chief With the Port Washington Police Chief announcing his retirement official as of Dec. 31, the Police and Fire Commission is holding a special meeting 7 p.m. Monday — open to the public — to discuss the specifics of the hiring process. Seeing stars? Riveredge Nature Center will host a stargazing event from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, giving participants a chance to "try out a telescope, learn to star hop, and discover what lurks in the sky." In the event of rain or a cloudy sky, the event will take place …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Port Washington Police and Fire Commission is meeting Monday to discuss the qualifications, time line and more for finding a new chief.
With Port Washington Police Chief Richard Thomas' retirement less than six months away, the Police and Fire Commission are busy sorting out the details for the hiring process for a new chief. The commission will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, in the conference room at the Port Washington Police Department. Public comments are welcome, and the meeting will focus on "discussion and possible action on police chief selection process ... to include timing, qualifications, procedures, objectives and selection process," according to the meeting posting. Thomas announced his retirement in May, and just recently decided to move his retirement deadline up — meaning he will officially sign off as Port Washington Police Chief by December 30.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thomas plans to retire by the end of year rather than next May; Police and Fire Commission to create panel to review replacement.
Port Washington Police Chief Richard Thomas is shortening his time left with the department by moving his retirement from May to the end of 2011. "Since I made my announcement (in May), I felt that a year was just too long of a transition period," Thomas said. The chief also recently became president of the national FBI-LEEDA, a professional organization committed to cultivating executive leadership in law enforcement, and had planned his retirement to coincide with the end of his one-year presidency. But things have changed. Thomas took a leave of absence in early 2011 for family and personal reasons, and wants to have even more freedom to do that again this year as his son will be back from Afghanistan, and he also has two new grandsons…