Friday, December 21, 2012
The Greenfield Police Department is accepting name nominations for its new canine officer.
The Greenfield Police Department is turning to its Facebook fans for help in naming the city’s new police dog. According to the department’s Facebook page, a new canine handler will be traveling to North Carolina next month to train with the new male dog that will replace recently retired Badger. The dog’s name will come from Facebook fans’ suggestions. The winner will receive a prize package including a stuffed plush custom police dog, Canine Unit fleece, and a chance to meet the yet-to-be-named dog. The rules are: Offensive suggestions will be deleted, and the winner will be announced Jan. 7. Previous dogs, including Badger, were Della, Andor, Reggie, Lazer and Raider. DJ is the department’s current canine officer. Approximately 90 …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After 7 1/2 years with the Greenfield Police Department, the successful canine called it a career Tuesday and was honored by the city.
The Greenfield Police Department was at the center of attention at Tuesday's Common Council meeting at City Hall. With dozens of officers and command staff in attendance, the department and city officials recognized Michael Schlossmann, Bruce Larsen and Steven Claflin of Schlossmann’s Subaru City for their donation of a 2012 Subaru STI to the department, and Dr. Marla Lichtenberger of MECA Vest-a-K9 Foundation and Stan and Mike Kass of Skylark Vending, who split the cost of a $14,000 donation for a new police canine. But the star of the show was Badger, the department's police canine, who was recognized along with Sergeant Scott Zienkiewicz, his handler, for their 7 1/2 years of service together. Badger retired Tuesday.
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Greenfield Police Department dog will work his last full shift this week with handler Sergeant Scott Zienkiewicz.
Several years ago, in the very early days of being a dog handler for the Greenfield Police Department, Scott Zienkiewicz would set up his patrol car on a busy Greenfield street, pull out his radar gun and wait to catch someone speeding. Occasionally, the stillness of waiting would be broken by a friendly paw poking Zienkiewicz’s arm or shoulder through the sliding window that separates the front and back seats, often times startling Zienkiewicz and reminding him that he was not alone. For the last 7 ½ years, Zienkiewicz has had Badger by his side. But this week, Badger is retiring, his last full shift being Tuesday evening. And Zienkiewicz will soon be manning his squad car without his trusted companion. “When (the retirement) got moved up…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The MECA Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation is expected to present the Greenfield Police Department with $14,000 at the department's annual golf outing Friday.
Making sure all police K9s in Wisconsin have protective vests is only one way the MECA Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation plans to help the state’s K-9 units. On Thursday, the foundation established by veterinarian Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, owner of Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals, announced it would purchase four police dogs, including one for Greenfield. The foundation will present the Greenfield Police K-9 Development Fund a check for $14,000 on Friday at the 15th annual Greenfield Police Department golf outing at Muskego Lakes Golf Course. Capt. Jay Johnson told Greenfield Patch last month money raised at the outing would likely be used to replace K-9 Badger, who is expected to retire this year. In addition, the foundation …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker said, among other things, that he supported extending unemployment benefits through a worker's unpaid training period.
Gov. Scott Walker addressed job growth, responsible mining and the pressing need for skilled labor on Tuesday while speaking to a full house of almost 300 people at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center. The Milwaukee Rotary Club sponsored the appearance, during which Walker fielded questions from an audience without a protestor in sight. The governor thinks so. Walker said he's noticed a trend among small manufacturers — while there are jobs galore available and employers are desperately in search of employees, there are just not enough people to fill these jobs with the right credentials. "One of the most frustrating things for me, is employers telling me that they have jobs, but they don't have enough skilled workers to fill those jobs, …