• Police Department

Chief William Lamb
Chief of Police

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  • Contact Info

    126 North Main Street
    Fond du Lac, WI 54935   Map It
    Phone: 920 322-3700
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  • Office Hours

    M-F: 8am - 4pm For Records and Administrative Services

    Open 24 Hours For Police Services

About Us


When Fond du Lac was incorporated as a village in 1847 two constables were elected each year.

When the city charter was obtained in 1852 city marshals were appointed each year. In 1866 the legislature abolished the office of city marshal and the police force came into existence. Each year from 1866 to 1885 the Common Council elected the police chief and policemen. In 1885 the law was changed by the creation of a Police and Fire Commission to manage these departments.

In 1866 the first jail and police barn were built. Police headquarters were in the council room. In 1890 the jail and police barn were remodeled and headquarters were moved into that building. This station was abandoned in 1921 and a store building was remodeled and headquarters were moved into that location. In 1954 the present City-County Safety Building was built to house both city and county police agencies at 180 S. Macy Street. In October of 2001, the Police Department relocated to the former Alliant Energy Building at 126 N. Main Street.

The Department now consists of 74 sworn officers, including the chief, and 7 civilian employees. We are committed to providing high quality, community-oriented police services such as School Resource Officers, Crime Prevention Programs, S.W.A.T., Drug Enforcement Unit, Honor Guard Unit, Street Crimes Unit, Police Bike Patrol, Motor Unit, Public Housing Officer, two K-9 Units and a Chaplaincy Program.



City Marshalls
1852-1866

1852 C.N. Snell
1853 F.P. Homiston
1854 John Case
1855 I.W. Bowen
1856 Daniel Banks
1857-1858 Charles Arlin
1859 E.S. Hammond
1860 B.F. Midgiey
1861 Charles Van Norder
1862-1863 John Dobyns
1865 Phillip Zipp
1866 Louis Ledoux
   

Chiefs of Police
1867 to Present

1867-1868 James T. Conklin
1869 James O'Connel
1870-1871 I.N. Welch
1872-1873 James Swineford
1874 Timothy Hardgrove
1875-1880 G.A. Kretlow
1881-1882 C.F.P. Clough
1883-1884 G.A. Kretlow
1885 (4 months) John Gill
1885 (8 months) Jos. Como
1886-1888 G.A. Kretlow
1889-1891 Barney McDermott
1892 H.W. Eaton
1893 Thos. McGrath
1894-1896 Sealy O'Conor
1897-1898 Thos. McGrath
1899-1900 Simon Schaefer
1901-1922 F.A. Nolan
1922-1944 James J. Silgen, Sr.
1944-1945 Elmer H. Kahn
1945-1946 William Muellner
1946-1963 James D. Cahill
1963-1975 Harold J. Rautenberg
1975-1990 Melvin E. Heller
1990-1999 Daniel Bord
1999-2003 Duane Johnson
2003-2011 J.A. (Tony) Barthuly
2011-present William B. Lamb
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