Craig J. Sherven, Chief of Police
Chief Sherven joined the Department in January of 2011. Since beginning his career in 1993, he has worked in many areas of Law Enforcement, holding the positions of Jail Deputy, Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant prior to coming to McFarland. His educational background includes: MBA in Business/Public Administration, 2010; Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice Management, 2004; Graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, 2001; Associate Degree in Police Science, 1992.
In addition to serving at McFarland PD, he enjoys teaching part-time for Concordia University and Fox Valley Technical College in their Criminal Justice programs, as well as courses in Organizational Leadership, Ethics and Research. Chief Sherven served as President of the Dane County Chiefs of Police Association in 2014, and currently serves as the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association's representative on the newly formed Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Subcommittee of the Interoperability Council. Chief Sherven presented on the topic of Community Engagement at the 2015 Attorney General's Summit on Public Safety.
Brian Redman, Lieutenant of Police
Lieutenant Redman joined the Department in 2006. Lt. Redman serves as the Department’s second-in command, and as the Chief’s designee in his absence. Lt. Redman performs a wide variety of duties, essentially functioning in the role of the day to day operations manager. Lt. Redman holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Management, and is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
Joseph Hornbeck, Sergeant of Police
Sergeant Hornbeck joined the Department in 2008, and serves as the Department’s third in command and senior Sergeant. Sergeant Hornbeck has worked in many facets of law enforcement throughout his career, and recently completed a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Management. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and a 2001 graduate of the Fox Valley Technical College Criminal Justice Executive Development Institute. Sgt. Hornbeck assists with many special projects, and is also the Department's vehicle fleet and equipment manager.
Joseph Maurer, Sergeant of Police
Sergeant Maurer joined the Department in 2002, and serves as the Department’s fourth in command. Sergeant Maurer has also worked in many facets of law enforcement throughout his career, holds an Associate Degree in Police Science, and is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Sgt. Maurer is the lead Firearms Instructor for the training consortium that the Department belongs to.
Nate Jacobsen, Sergeant of Police
Sergeant Jacobsen has been with the Department since 2008, and is currently assigned to the night shift. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to working Patrol, he is also an active trainer in the Department’s training consortium, teaching Defensive Tactics, Standardized Field Sobriety and Taser operation. He is a certified Evidence Technician, and is a Field Training Officer. Jacobsen was promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant in mid-2017.
Michael Klementz, Detective
Detective Klementz has been with the Department since 1991, and has served in a variety of positions. Mike holds a Bachelor Degree with a double major in History and Geography from the University of Wisconsin, and is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. While he is currently the only staff member assigned to Investigations, the Department will be adding a second investigative position in mid-2015.
In addition to investigations, Detective Klementz also conducts pre-employment background investigations for all Village departments, manages the Department's Business Watch program and Tip Line, and coordinates sex offender compliance checks within the Village.
Joshua Barnier, Investigator
Officer Barnier was recently appointed by department administration to the position of Investigator. He will officially begin his new duties in the summer of 2015, once the department has completed the training of his replacement in the Patrol Unit. Investigator Barnier will work a late morning - evening shift, overlapping slightly with Detective Klementz to allow for case briefing and prep work.
John Miller, School Resource Officer
Officer Miller has been with the Department for many years, and has served in a wide variety of positions. He is currently assigned as the School Resource Officer, and has been in that position for several years. John is also a firearms instructor and assists with the Explorer Post.
Jacqueline Statz, Community Police Officer
Officer Statz has been with the Department since 2005, and is currently assigned as the Department’s Community Police Officer, and works the day shift. She holds a degree in Police Science from Madison College. While she functions as a regular Patrol Officer, she has a passion for community programs as well. She manages a variety of such programs, including Shop with a Cop, Bike Rodeo, National Night Out and Are You Ok?. She is also a past Explorer Post advisor. Officer Statz is a certified Evidence Technician, and a Professional Communications instructor.
Ryan Copeland, K9 Officer
Officer Copeland was tragically taken from us on November 23, 2015 in an on-duty traffic accident. He is survived by his wife and family, his K9 Partner "Boris", and his brothers and sisters at McFarland PD. Ryan will forever remain as a part of our active roster. His radio call number, K8435, has been officially retired, never to be assigned again.
Jeremy Job, K9 Officer
Officer Job joined the department in the spring of 2014, and is currently assigned to the afternoon shift as a Patrol Officer. Officer Job holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Concordia University, and comes to us from the Evansville Police Department. Officer Job is a certified Evidence Technician, Emergency Vehicle Operation Instructor and Field Training Officer.
In December of 2015, Officer Job was selected as the Department's K9 Handler following the death of Officer Copeland.
Boris, Police K9
Boris joined the department in the fall of 2014, and is currently assigned to the night shift with his partner, K9 Officer Jeremy Job. Boris is trained in narcotics detection, suspect tracking and apprehension, article recovery, and protective patrol tactics. Boris comes to us from Midwest K9 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Matthew Schroeckenthaler, Police Officer
Officer Schroeckenthaler joined the department in June of 2015, and comes to us from central Dane County.
Anthony Craft, Police Officer
Officer Craft joined the department in April of 2016, and is currently assigned to the afternoon shift. Officer Craft comes to us from the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office, where he served as a Deputy Sheriff.
Jacob Towns, Police Officer
Officer Towns joined the department in August of 2016, and is currently assigned to second shift. Officer Towns comes to us from the Monroe Police Department, where he served as a Corporal with 8 years of experience in law enforcement.
Joel Zietsma, Police Officer
Officer Zietsma joined the department in late 2016. Officer Zietsma comes to us from the Madison area, and has prior experience in law enforcement.
Bryan Wallace, Police Officer
Officer Wallace joined the department in August of 2017, and is currently undergoing field training. Officer Wallace comes to us with five years of prior experience in law enforcement with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
Jason Onken, Police Officer
Officer Onken first joined the department in 2012, and served the McFarland Community for five years prior to leaving in March of 2017 to accept a position with a law enforcement agency near his hometown. In September of 2017, Jason elected to return to the department as a full-time police officer and continue his service to the community.
Melissa Lavin, Office Manager
Melissa has been with the Department since 1989, and amongst many other duties, supervises and manages the front office and office staff. Melissa also serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police.
Bonnie Evans, Police Clerk
Clerk Evans works full-time performing administrative duties in the front office.
Sharon Ennis, Police Clerk (Part-Time)
Clerk Evans works part-time performing administrative duties in the front office.
Adam Nachreiner and Jacob Ostrowski, Police Officers (Part-Time)
Officers Ostrowski and Nachreiner work full-time for other area law enforcement agencies. They fill in on an as-needed basis.