• Everest Metro Police Department

    Proudly serving the communities of
    Weston and Schofield

    Join our Team
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5303 Mesker Street | Weston, Wisconsin 54476

Phone: 715-359-4202 | Fax: 715-359-4204

About Us

The Everest Metropolitan Police Department is a multi-jurisdictional police department serving the City of Schofield as well as the Village and Town of Weston.

The department was formed in the fall of 1993 when the Schofield and Weston Police Departments merged. The Everest Metropolitan Police Department now serves over 18,000 citizens. The area is comprised of a thriving business community, expanding manufacturing and technology, and multiplying residential communities.

Our Mission

To protect our citizen's right to be free from criminal attack and be secure in their homes and possessions. The Everest Metropolitan Police Department will utilize all means at its disposal to accomplish this mission.

Our Principles

We are committed to these principles:

INTEGRITY

We have integrity. We adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards. We are honest and sincere in dealing with each other and the community. We have the courage to uphold these principles and are proud that they guide us in all we do.

FAIRNESS

We act with fairness. Objective, impartial decisions and policies are the foundation of our interactions. We are consistent in our treatment of all persons. Our actions are tempered with reason and equity.

RESPECT

We show respect. We recognize the value of our unique cultural diversity and treat all people with kindness, tolerance, and dignity. We cherish and protect the rights, liberties, and freedoms of all as granted by the constitutions and laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin.

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Community Programs

Community Resource Officer

Everest Metro has one Community Resource Officer (sworn position). This position has high community involvement, and has planned, implemented, or hosted large events such as the Bike Rodeo, National Night Out, and the Halloween Party. The CRO is also responsible for neighborhood watch programs, crime statistics, fingerprinting, car seat checks and installations, and various community outreaches. Teaching D.A.R.E. is another duty of the CRO.

D.A.R.E.: Drug Abuse Resistance Education

D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience gave them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the D.A.R.E. program, officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills. 40 hours of additional training are provided to D.A.R.E. instructors to prepare them to teach the school curriculum.

K9 Program

EMPD’s K9 program started in 2007, with Lord, our first police canine. The department started fundraising for a replacement canine in December 2012, with Lord’s anticipated retirement. Fundraising was focused on a replacement canine, related equipment, ongoing maintenance, and training for a new canine handler, at an anticipated cost of $25,000.00. After numerous generous contributions from local businesses, residents, and DC Everest student fundraisers, as well as grants from the BA and Esther Greenheck Foundation and the K9s4COPs Foundation of Houston, Texas, EMPD secured the necessary funds, acquired a new canine, Aron. Aron and his current handler, Officer Mathew Hable, provide multiple services. These include drug detection, tracking, building clearing, and article searches.

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Department Information

Everest Metro is comprised of 29 sworn officers and structured like most police organizations. Led by Chief Clayton Schulz, command support comes from Operations Captain John Rusinek and Administrative Captain Nicholas Aldrich. Patrol and Investigations make up the department's Operations Division.

The backbone of our Police Department, Patrol is comprised of four Sergeants and fourteen Patrol Officers. All perform the traditional functions of a motorized patrol force. In addition, Patrol is extremely service oriented and we take pride in our community policing focus. The philosophy of Patrol is high visibility and proactive policing through officer initiated activity.

Investigations are a support function to Patrol. There are two Detectives assigned, who handle the majority of all major investigations. These investigations are usually in-depth, thorough and lengthy. They are trained in crime scene processing, video and photographic techniques, evidence collection, interview and interrogation skills, as well as numerous other related specialties. A third Officer/Investigator is assigned to the Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force.

Additionally, the department has three specifically trained School Resource Officers and one Community Resource Officer. The School Resource Officers are permanently assigned a school, or set of schools, to provide service, safety, and security. Our Community Resource Officer represents our department as a member of multiple county-wide multidisciplinary teams, and has various duties described in our community program section.

Office Services

Public Records Request

If interested in obtaining public records in custody of the Everest Metro Police Department, call the Clerical Department at 715-359-4202 (Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Prescription Drop Off

Everest Metro participates in a county wide program to provide citizens a place to drop off old prescriptions and medications, including controlled narcotic drugs so they can be properly disposed of and not wind up in the local landfills or municipal water supplies. Everest Metro, Wausau PD and Rothschild PD have volunteered to host drop boxes at each department.

A post office style drop box will be placed in the department lobby and made available Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Local pharmacists have volunteered their time to sort these medications so they can be routed to the appropriate disposal facility. This proactive, environmentally-friendly program officially opened on January 4, 2010.

Please adhere to the following:

  • Do not combine medications together in one container or bag
  • Drop off over-the-counter or prescription drugs
  • Drop off medications in original containers
  • Remove personal information labels by either tearing off or marking out
  • Leave on medicine name and dosage
  • No radioactive chemo drugs or IV bags
  • No needles or syringes
  • No garbage or trash

Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting services are available by appointment for the general public or those applying for professional licenses.

Cost: $10.00 if you live or work in the City of Schofield, Village or Town of Weston. $20.00 for non-residents.

Please call our office at 715-359-4202 to schedule an appointment for this service.

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Roster

ADMINISTRATION
  • Chief Clay Schulz
  • Operations Captain John Rusinek
  • Administrative Captain Nicholas Aldrich
OPERATIONS INVESTIGATORS
  • Detective-Sergeant Dan Goff
  • Detective Leah Long
OPERATIONS PATROL SUPERVISORS
  • Sergeant Christopher Buenning
  • Sergeant Samuel Stroik
  • Sergeant Lucas Misslin
  • Sergeant Cody Swearingen
OPERATIONS PATROL OFFICERS
  • Officer Scott Marten
  • Officer Tom Jourdan
  • K-9 Handler Officer Matt Hable
  • Officer Alexis Meier
  • Officer Randy Dunkel
  • Officer Tanner Uhlig
  • Officer Alex Thompson
  • Officer Christopher Walter
  • Officer Joshua Kriegel
  • Officer Gunnar Schultz
  • Officer Ethan Burmeister
  • Officer Lucas Wiza
  • Officer Joshua English
  • Officer Brockton Joachim
  • Officer Jeff Hancock
  • Officer Andy Poetzl
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS
  • Officer Frank Wierzbanowski
  • Officer Greg Schremp
  • Officer Abby Behnke
COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICER
  • Officer Eric Soberg
CLERICAL SUPPORT
  • Administrative Assistant Becca Szews
  • Jill Holbach
  • Carrie Hockerman

Join Our Team

Do you have what it takes to make a difference in our community?

We are seeking people with good character, integrity, initiative, willingness to learn, physical fitness, and clear communication skills. Through our comprehensive field training program you will learn to:

  • Foster public trust
  • Protect life and property
  • Prevent violence through proactive policing
  • Provide a reassuring presence in our community
  • Support the victims and witnesses of crime
  • Investigate complex crimes with cutting-edge technology and time-proven traditional methods
What’s in it for you?
  • Rewarding career where no two days are alike
  • New challenges and learning opportunities
  • Invaluable contribution to your community
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package
  • Training and advancement opportunities
  • Enduring camaraderie and support
Specialized Employment Opportunities Include:
  • Arson Investigation
  • Community Resource Officer
  • Crash Reconstruction
  • D.A.R.E. Program
  • Detective Bureau
  • Drug Recognitions Expert
  • Drug Task Force
  • Evidence Technician
  • Field Training Officer
  • Honor Guard
  • Instructor (DAAT, EVOC, Firearms, Tactical Response, Vehicle Contacts)
  • K-9 Unit
  • Mobile Field Force
  • Multi-disciplinary teams (D.A.R.T., S.A.R.T., etc)
  • School Resource Officer
  • SWAT

Contact Us


Have a comment or concern? Send us an email or reach out via the social media icons below. Lobby Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NOTE: If this is an emergency, call 911.