Chief Doug Vierck has been a law enforcement officer since 2007. He has worked as a patrol officer with the Edgerton Police Department, a lieutenant with the Edgerton Police Department, a drug investigator as part of a county drug unit, and currently serves as Chief of Police for the Mount Horeb Police Department. Doug has experience in Patrol, Investigations, Supervision, Leadership, Budgeting, Training, Crisis Intervention,
and IT Management.
Doug is an IACP-certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), DRE Instructor, DRE Regional Coordinator, as well as an instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Drugs that Impaired Driving, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and a Drug Impairment Training for the Educational Professional (DITEP). As an instructor, Doug teaches department inservice, other
courses for officers, educators, and
parents, and gives presentations on drugs
to community organizations.
Doug received a degree in 2006 from UW-Whitewater in Sociology with an emphasis on Criminal Justice. He graduated from Marquette University in 2013 with a Graduate Certificate in Law Enforcement Leadership and Management and completed the UW-Madison Certified Public Manager Program in June 2016. Doug also has over 12 years of leadership experience between the public and private sector.
The Mount Horeb Police Department is a full service 24-hour-a-day police department. A staff of thirteen full-time officers, two part-time officers, and one community service officer serve the Village of Mt. Horeb. All officers are responsible for patrol duties in addition to their assigned special tasks. Each officer is highly trained and is given additional training in their special assignments.
The department patrols approximately twenty-three square miles and serves a population estimated at approximately 7,000 people. The department is also expected to grow as the needs for service increase. The department's calls for service are increasing every year with new records being set each year. The department strives to provide small town services to an ever-increasing population.
All officers are responsible for patrol duties in addition to their assigned special tasks.
The department consists of:
Chief Doug Vierck
Lieutenant Nate Gretzinger
Detective Jennifer Schaaf
Officer Jon Orcutt
Officer Robie Blankenship
Officer Tyler Stephens
Officer Adam Fell
Officer Steve Rosemeyer
Officer Josh Jarvis
Officer Tim Dostalek
Officer Brandon Erickson
Officer Matt DerManuelian
Officer Carson Stoddard
Community Service Officer Lonnie Drinkall
The Mt. Horeb Police Department operates a fleet of fully marked and unmarked equipped squad cars and SUV's. Each squad is fully equipped with radar, Kenwood radios, mobile data terminals, mobile telephones and emergency equipment which includes automated external defibrillation (AED) units.
In addition, the department also issues and assigns each officer a portable radio.
The Mt. Horeb Police Department is dispatched by the Dane County Communication Center located in Madison, Wisconsin, approximately twenty miles away.
Local communications are maintained by the agency's private repeater and during normal business hours the department is dispatched by both the Communication Center and administrative staff.