The Trempealeau Police Department has two full time Officers.
Chief of Police
Chief Rick Niedfeldt began his law enforcement career as a part-time police officer for the City of Viroqua. Chief Niedfeldt was then hired part-time for the Trempealeau Police Department and full-time for the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department. In May 2007, Chief Niedfeldt was hired full-time with the Trempealeau Police Department. From 2007 through 2011, Chief Niedfeldt became a shift supervisor, a field training officer, and a vehicle contacts instructor. One of his greatest achievements was implementing the Trempealeau Chaplaincy Program that ultimately went county-wide.
Chief Niedfeldt currently supervises the entire police department and its daily operations. The Trempealeau Police Department consists of two full-time officers, and 13 part-time officers. Chief Niedfeldt is also a volunteer fireman and first responder for both the Trempealeau Fire Department and the Coon Valley Fire Department.
Chief Niedfeldt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2003 and holds a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Chief Niedfeldt is currently implementing several initiatives that emphasize neighborhood based problems, which relies on crime prevention and community engagement as the hallmarks of success.
Officer Nicholas Scholl
Information coming soon!
Part Time Officers:
Officer Nathan Casper – Full time Officer with the Town of Campbell Police Department
Officer Frank Garritano – Full time Firefighter/EMT with the La Crosse Fire Department
Officer Jason Mork – Full time Officer in Charge at Fountain City Police Department
Officer Jeremy Randall – Full time Officer with the West Salem Police Department
Officer Justin Throsen – Full time Officer with the La Crescent, MN Police Department
Officer Adam Breidel – Full time Officer with the Town of Campbell Police Department
Officer Jason Benrud – Full time Deputy with the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department
Officer Adam Kloss – Part time Since 2010
Officer Brian Puent – Chief Deputy of the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department
Officer Marc Nelson – Full time Officer with the Sparta Police Department
Officer Brandon Johnson – Full time Deputy with the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department
Officer Christopher Carley – Full time Officer with University Wisconsin- La Crosse Protective Services
Officer James Williams – Part time since 2010
Employee Tim Moen – Western Technical College Police Recruit Class of 2013