The Mount Horeb Police Department is a full service 24-hour-a-day police department. A staff of eleven full-time and four part-time officers 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 Jeff Veloff
Lieutenant Nate Gretzinger
Detective Jennifer Schaaf
Officer Jon Orcutt
Officer Robie Blankenship
Officer Sue Zander
Officer Tyler Stephens
Officer Adam Fell
Officer Steve Rosemeyer
Officer Josh Jarvis
Officer Tim Dostalek
Officer Brandon Erickson
Community Service Officer Lonnie Drinkall
Each officer is highly trained and is given additional training in their special assignments.
The Mt. Horeb Police Department operates a fleet of fully marked and unmarked equipped squad cars and SUVs, . 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.
Chief Jeff Veloff
Jeff Veloff has been a law enforcement officer since 1988 and began his career as a part-time police officer for the City of Evansville. He then transferred to the Rock County Sheriff Office as a Correctional Officer. In 1990, he was hired as a police officer for the Maple Bluff Police Department where he served as training officer for five years before being promoted to Police Lieutenant. In 1997, he transferred to the Dane County Sheriff office and served as a Deputy Sheriff for three years. In 2000, he became Police Lieutenant for the Village of Mt. Horeb.
In June 2008, Jeff was promoted to the position of Chief of Police.
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