Police and Fire Commission approves Kenosha Police Chief’s retirement, resignations from department

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KENOSHA ⏤ After approving Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis' retirement, the Police and Fire Commission addressed the “significantly understaffed” department Tuesday morning. Retiring Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis. Miskinis announced his retirement months ago, hoping to give the city time to find a replacement, as he states in his letter to Mayor John Antaramian. The [...]

Police and Fire Commission approves KFD appointments, questions what to do with citizens’ comments

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KENOSHA ⏤ During an at-times confusingly formatted meeting, the city’s Police and Fire Commission approved the resignations of three Kenosha Police Department officers.  The body also approved the appointment of nine probationary firefighters to the Kenosha Fire Department, as well as the job posting for seeking a new fire chief. However, Commissioner Leo Chiappetta asked [...]

Police and Fire Commission appoint two officers, decrease years in administration requirement for fire chief

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KENOSHA ⏤ The city Police and Fire Commission appointed two new probationary officers to the Kenosha Police Department Monday. The commission approved the appointments of Troy Damask and Alexandra Maykut unanimously during a special meeting Monday morning. Both appointments will be effective Feb. 8. Get to know a little bit about the new officers in [...]

Police and Fire Commission promote KPD and KFD personnel, discuss fire chief posting

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KENOSHA ⸺ On Tuesday morning, the Kenosha Police and Fire Commission approved numerous promotions in the Kenosha Fire Department. These promotions included those of: Nicholas Eschmann to probationary division chief of emergency medical services; Jeffery Wunder to probationary fire line captain; Michael Ruffolo to probationary fire lieutenant; And Joseph Sielski to probationary apparatus operator. All [...]

Police and Fire Commission discusses, makes some changes to recruitment practices

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Commissioners, staff say farewell to retiring Kenosha Fire Chief Charles Leipzig KENOSHA ⏤At its Tuesday morning meeting, the Police and Fire Commission reviewed possible changes to the city’s recruitment processes, specifically new-hire written tests. During the meeting, Samantha Thorstad, HR analyst for the city, recommended doing away with the written test portion of the recruitment process. ‘Could [...]