Monday, August 26th, 2019

We’re a big enough city, close enough to other population centers, that we don’t have to hire family members of the chief for the police department.

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 09/15/2016 Page A05 Opinion City will save with county dispatch Government control not more important than safety The city of Waukesha is debating again the idea of letting the county handle the dispatch operations for police and firefighters. Once again we have a report, this time from an outside consultant, that recommends […]

At Monday night’s Ordinance and License Committee meeting, city of Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack offered all sorts of opinions on providing street closing permits to Friday Night Live. Unfortunately, none of the opinions had anything to do with his job as police chief. Jack told the committee that if they created a fee structure […]

Last night Eddie Callaway shot and killed a woman in Waukesha who had a restraining order against him. Here are photos of Callaway (courtesy Waukesha Freeman): Here is the press briefing by Chief Jack of the Waukesha Police Department (also courtesy of the Waukesha Freeman): Print this entry

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Apr 19, 2012; Section: Opinion; Page: 6A The show will go on Council right to wait 30 days (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) Tuesday was the day for delay in Waukesha. The morning commute started with […]

Wigderson and his critics, the police squad edition: I don’t often brag too much about the columns I’ve written,  but this last one for the Waukesha Freeman concerning the possible switch by the city of Waukesha to using the county’s emergency call center was pretty good. It’s already caused some interesting reactions. The Waukesha Freeman, […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Apr 12, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A Police chief organizing opposition to consolidation Police inviting crowd to next Common Council meeting Should the city of Waukesha consolidate its 911 dispatch operations with Waukesha County’s? The city of Waukesha’s Common Council has been looking into that very question as part of a larger examination […]

Police Chief Russell Jack is anticipating at least 500 people to show up at the Common Council meeting on April 17th in support of the city of Waukesha’s emergency call center and against the proposed consolidation with the county’s emergency call center. He  has requested possibly moving the Common Council meeting to Waukesha North High […]

City of Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima is opposed to consolidating the city’s 911 call center with the county’s call center. This is a reversal of his position from 2011 and could have budget implications that could prevent the city from have a zero increase in the tax levy. In an email to Waukesha Police Chief […]