Tomah Police


First Shift
Officer Brittnay Westpfahl - #96
Desk: 608-374-7418

Officer Steven Keller - #89
Desk: 608-374-7415

Officer Jarrod Furlano - #99
Desk: 608-374-7503

Second Shift
Desk: 608-374-7504

Desk: 608-374-7502

< Vacant Position > - #92
Desk: 608-374-7406

Third Shift
Desk: 608-374-7500
Desk: 608-374-7501

< Vacant Position > - #84
Desk: 608-374-7505

** Denotes Power Car

The Police Officer performs general duty police work con­nected with the maintenance of public safety through the enforcement of state and local laws.  Assigned duties are performed in accordance with departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Specific instructions are received and the work is regularly checked, however a police officer is required to exercise initiative and judgment when faced with routine and emergency situations.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Sergeant or Lieutenant of Police.  A Patrol Officer may act as a shift supervisor as assigned.
Sgt. Jones and Officer Kuhn with local Girl Scouts who donated cookies to the Tomah Police Department. Thank you!


Investigative Bureau

Investigator Paul Sloan
Desk Phone: 608-374-7417

Monroe County
​Joint Investigation Task Force

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office along with the Tomah Police Department and the Sparta Police Department created a Task Force designated to investigate narcotics. The Task Force called, "The Monroe County Joint Investigative Task Force" is comprised of one Investigator from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, one from the Tomah Police Department and one from the Sparta Police Department. Their investigations have also included death investigations, missing persons cases and armed robberies within Monroe County.

​The Monroe County Joint Investigative Task Force was implemented in July of 2014 and is overseen by the Monroe County Sheriff, the Chief from the Tomah Police Department and the Chief from the Sparta Police Department who have designated a Lieutenant from the Sheriff's Office to supervise the Task Force. This makes information sharing with three Agencies about larger cases more efficient.
Welcome to the Tomah Police Department's Investigative Bureau. This bureau conducts proactive and reactive criminal investigations in our community. The primary function of the Bureau is to ensure that cases are complete and properly prepared for prosecution. The Bureau is comprised of two Investigators and is commanded by Lt. Ron Waddell.

Investigators are trained in various specialized areas. As a result of specialization they develop a high level of expertise in dealing with specific types of crimes. Through community outreach and coordination with other agencies the Investigative Bureau has been able to extend its limited resources or maximize its efforts.

Investigators are primarily tasked with conducting investigations in the following areas:

Arson: Investigators, through the use of the scientific method, investigate fires and explosions for origin and cause within the City of Tomah. Investigations are performed in conjunction with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation – State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Tomah Fire Department.

Drug/Narcotics: The Tomah Police Department Special Investigation Unit investigates all types of drug/narcotics violations and assists with other large scale police investigations. In addition, the unit works with confidential informants, conducts surveillance, serves search warrants and acts in an undercover capacity.

Financial Crimes: Investigators are responsible for investigating crimes in which a financial instrument is used by the criminal element. Investigators work offenses of credit card abuse, identity theft, counterfeit or forged checks. For tips on how to better protect yourself, please refer to the FAQs.

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC): The Tomah Police Department has one investigator assigned to the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force. The ICAC Task Force is comprised of Federal, State, and local law enforcement and is responsible for the investigation of offenders who use the internet, online communications systems, or computer technology to sexually exploit children.

Sensitive Crimes: The investigation of youth related crime primarily focusing on the physical and sexual abuse of children. Investigations involving the abuse of children are conducted using a multidisciplinary team approach. 
Officer Melanie Marshall is the current School Resource Officer for the Tomah Police Department and Tomah Area School District. She works Monday - Friday from 800AM to 400PM and has an Office at the Tomah High School. During the summer, Officer Marshall assists Patrol Officers with calls for service with a regular patrol schedule.
Officer Melanie Marshall

Work Phone: (608) 374-7414
School Phone: (608) 374-5610
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This program was started in the 2008 school year. Officer Marshall is the current S.R.O. and is directly involved with school activities. Officer Marshall has an office at the Tomah High School, but also serves the other schools in the City of Tomah. The Tomah High School has about 1500 students, serving grades 9 - 12.
Gang Resistance Education and Training

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training. The G.R.E.A.T. program is mainly taught at Tomah Area Schools by Officer Melanie Marshall. Sergeant Pete Huneck assists by teaching when Officer Marshall is unable to do so. If you have any questions about the G.R.E.A.T. program, you can contact Officer Marshall at (608)374-7414 or Sergeant Huneck at (608)374-7408.
G.R.E.A.T. instruction focuses on providing life skills to students to help them avoid delinquent behavior and the use of violence to solve problems. The goal of G.R.E.A.T. is to help youth avoid gang membership, prevent violence and criminal activity, and develop a positive relationship with law enforcement.

The G.R.E.A.T. program is taught in twelve lessons. The lessons are as follows:  Lesson 1 – A Gang and Violence Prevention Program;  Lesson 2 – The Real Deal on Gangs and Violence;  Lesson 3 – Being part of the Community;  Lesson 4 – How to Set Goals;  Lesson 5 – Making the Right Choice;  Lesson 6 – How to Communicate Effectively;  Lesson 7 – Thinking of Others;  Lesson 8 – Some Ways of Refusing;  Lesson 9 – Dealing with Peers;  Lesson 10 – Managing Your Anger;  Lesson 11 – How to Calm Others;  Lesson 12 – How to Solve Conflicts.

The lessons are taught to sixth graders at the schools in the Tomah School District. The lessons are taught in way that makes the student an active participant in the program.  This technique increases student ownership because the students are actually constructing the strategies themselves.
This program is mainly taught by Officer Marshall and Sgt. Huneck teaches when Officer Marshall is unable to do so. If you have any questions about the program, you can contact Officer Marshall at (608) 374-7414 or Sgt. Huneck at (608) 374-7408.

The Police Sergeant is responsible for the direct supervision of personnel and performs general duty police work. The Police Sergeant provides for the general day to day function and operation of the department. Duties are accomplished in accordance with and subject to department rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Lieutenants of Police.  Police Sergeants consults with superiors and subordinates to meet established department goals. Promote effective productivity through positive enforcement contacts and by encouraging teamwork to accomplish department goals.

Currently, shift Supervisors provide 24 hours supervision for the Patrol Officers, working 10 hour shifts on a rotating schedule.

Tomah PD K-9 Unit

K-9 Aron MoH Viktor, aka "Viktor"
Handler: Officer Adam Perkins

Aron MoH Viktor aka “Viktor” is a 17 month old Czech Shepherd from the Czech Republic. Viktor and Officer Perkins trained at Jessiffany Canine Services, LLC in Iron Ridge, WI during the months of March and April in 2017. They hold dual purpose certifications through Jessiffany Canine Services and the American Police Canine Association (APCA). Dual purpose includes patrol work (handler protection, aggression control, apprehension, tracking, building searches) and narcotic work.  Viktor is trained to alert on the odors of Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin and MDMA.

Viktor’s first night on shift and first vehicle sniff lead to a positive alert of narcotics coming from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle lead to drug paraphernalia being located. The driver was arrested for Possession of Paraphernalia and four Felony Bail Jumps. Viktor’s largest drug bust was from assisting the Wisconsin State Patrol in Warrens. Viktor alerted to the presence of narcotics from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded Possession of Methamphetamine and several Paraphernalia items associated with the use of Methamphetamine. The driver was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine w/ Intent to Deliver and Possession of Methamphetamine Paraphernalia.

Presentations, requests or demonstrations can be set up through Lieutenant Waddell at 608-374-7407 or RWADDELL@TOMAHPOLICE.COM

Retired K-9's

  1. K-9 Sierra
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    K-9 Sierra / Handler: Sgt. Chris Weaver Retired: October 5, 2009 End of Watch: October 27, 2011
  2. K-9 Jager
    K-9 Jager
    K-9 Jager / Handler: Officer Aaron Hintz Retired: January 31, 2016 End of Watch: March 5, 2017
Monroe County
Combined Tactical Unit

Monroe County
​Combined Tactical Unit

The Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit (CTU) is a Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT Team staffed by members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Sparta Police Department, Tomah Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Sparta Area Ambulance. The member agencies have entered into an agreement to staff the team in this manner to allow for the most efficient use of each department’s resources. The team trains together once a month for 8 hours. Individually, Agencies will send their assigned members to specalized trainings throughout the year as needed.
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Field Training

The City of Tomah Police Department’s Field Training Program consists of 17 weeks of intense training, exposing the new officer to a variety of calls for service and tactics with the goal of producing a well-rounded, self sufficient and successful officer.  The Field Training Unit is comprised of four officers and one supervisor, all of whom are committed at getting the best out of the new officers hired by the department.

The training program is broken into four phases, with the new officer being assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO) each phase.  During the phases, training sessions are conducted that focus on calls for service that are extremely complex or high risk in nature.  Upon successful completion of the first four steps of the field training program, the new officer is then approved for solo patrol within the community.
Community Relations
The Tomah Police Department actively participates in Community events and area fundraisers. This includes an annual Christmas "Giving Tree" and shop with a hero event during the Holidays. Chief Nicholson is also a board member of the Tomah area Boys & Girls club. Two of our larger events are:

- Monroe County National Night Out is a nationwide event that is held the first Tuesday of August.  Monroe County’s event is held each year from 4 to 8 p.m. in Winnebago Park.  Tomah Police Department also holds the bike rodeo in the park from 4 to 530 p.m.

- Cops on a Rooftop is an event to help raise money for Wisconsin Special Olympics.  It is held each year at Dunkin Donuts locations around Wisconsin from 6 to 11 a.m. For 2016 and 2015, the Tomah location has raised the most money for this event in Wisconsin. Great Work and thank you for the help in raising the money and being #1!