Jack sworn in as new Waukesha police chiefBy
Russell P. Jack, a proclaimed Minnesota Vikings fan, took an oath of office this morning to become Waukesha’s 13th chief of police.
Jack, 42, will earn $109,500 annually.
Jack rose above more than 50 other applicants, many from throughout the country, to become the top choice of the Police and Fire Commission, Mayor Larry Nelson said.
Jack, a striking figure in his new chief uniform, told hundreds of well wishers at his swearing in that serving as Waukesha police chief would be his final career move.
The oath was administered by the Waukesha City Clerk/Treasurer Thomas Neill.
Jack commented that his new office this morning was decorated with Green Bay Packer paraphernalia, which he interpreted as a good-hearted show of support for his becoming the new chief.
Jack said he saw no need for major changes within the department, which he said retired chief Les Sharrock had left “in very good shape.”
Ald. Terry Thieme, a retired Waukesha police officer, said Jack’s popularity within the department can be traced to his work in training officers new law enforcement skills and participating in the training exercises, himself.
Below is Jack’s bio provided by the department:
University of Phoenix – Masters of Business Administration Program (2007 – Present)
University of Virginia – Masters Degree Program (2004)
Graduated from UW-Eau Claire in (1989)
Hired as a Police Officer on April 9, 1990.
Promoted to Sergeant of Police in August 1996.
Promoted to Lieutenant of Police in October 2000.
Promoted to Captain of Police in October 2007.
Appointment to Chief of Police on October 21, 2009.
Patrol Division Commander
Tactical Unit Commander
Department Training Coordinator
Carroll College Security Task Force
Library Security Task Force
Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Task Force
Department Trainer in numerous topics
FBI National Academy Graduate 2004, 217th Session
FBI National Academy Conference Pistol Match Chairman
Successfully coordinated the “Weekend in Waukesha” event
Staff Sergeant in the US Army Reserves
Loving wife (Chris)
Two sons (Derek, 14 and Aaron, 12)
Favorite hobby: Deer and turkey hunting
Dedicated to leading the Waukesha Police Department to perform at an exceptional level to protect and serve the citizens of Waukesha.