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Captain James A. Veeser has been a member of the Sheboygan Police Department since February, 1992. Prior to his employment with the Sheboygan Police Department, he was a Deputy Sheriff with the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department. Veeser acquired his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1989. In May, 2000, he obtained his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with an emphasis in Local Government.

Veeser, as a Patrol Officer, was a member of the Emergency Response Team, Gang Suppression Unit, a Field Training Officer, and a Bike Patrol officer. In 1996, he was assigned to the Sheboygan County MEG Unit as a Narcotics Investigator. Veeser worked closely with local, state and federal law enforcement combating narcotic crimes. In 2000, Veeser was promoted to Sergeant of Patrol and served on second and third shift. In 2002, Veeser was promoted to Lieutenant of Patrol and served as direct supervisor of the Sheboygan Police K-9 Unit and the newly designed Sheboygan Police Street Crimes Unit.

In 2008, Veeser was promoted to Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division. He currently supervises the Detectives Division, School Resource Officers, and oversees supervision of the Sheboygan County MEG Unit and the Evidence/Property Unit. Captain Veeser has established close working relationships with various federal law enforcement agencies, D.O.C. Probation and Parole, Department of Social Services along with area retail security. The Division handles homicide, robbery, burglary, sexual assaults, assaults, arson and financial crimes.

In 2010, Captain Veeser attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is a graduate of NA Class 242 which is accredited through the University of Virginia. He lives in Sheboygan with his wife and three daughters.



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Captain Stephen B. Cobb is the Captain of the Patrol Division. Captain Cobb began his law enforcement career as a police officer for the Village of Lake Delton in 1992, and came to the Sheboygan Police Department in 1993. From 1993 through 2001, Captain Cobb served as a patrol officer on the afternoon and evening shifts and was assigned to the SPD Emergency Response Team. Captain Cobb became a police supervisor in August of 2001 with his promotion to Sergeant-Field Supervisor. In January, 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Assistant Shift Commander. In January, 2008, he was promoted to Captain-Shift Commander. In August, 2009,

Captain Cobb was reassigned as the Captain of the Patrol Division. Captain Cobb currently supervises the police operations provided by the patrol division and the special units within Police Department. He also supervises the administration of several traffic safety grants that fund specialized police patrols. Additionally, Captain Cobb has administered the implementation of two major operational software systems that directly impact the delivery of Police Services.

Captain Cobb graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1992 and holds a BA in Criminal Justice. During the Spring Semester of 2011, Captain Cobb attended the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course. The philosophy of this course is the measurement of effectiveness and efficiency in police practice. Captain Cobb is currently implementing several initiatives that emphasize neighborhood based, problem oriented policing strategies that rely on crime prevention and community engagement as the hallmarks of success. Captain Cobb lives in the City of Sheboygan with his wife and family.



Paula Haelfrisch was hired as a Clerk Typist I on March 16, 1987. On June 14, 1991, Paula was promoted to the position of Confidential Secretary. On July 10, 2006, she was awarded the position of Administrative Assistant/Confidential Secretary to the Chief of Police. On January 1, 2008, due to downsizing, Paula took on the additional duties of the Office Supervisor, supervising our Records Division which consists of seven (7) full-time employees.

Paula has lead the department in the conversion to a new dictation and records management system and is instrumental in the development and execution of the Department’s yearly budget.

Paula has been an active member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Administrative Professionals) for 11 years. She has attended various courses at Lakeshore Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, and CVMIC (Cities and Villages Mutual Insurance Company). In January, 2007, she achieved the Highest Award for Achievement from the Dale Carnegie Course.

Paula is currently married to her husband, Jim, and has three step-children.

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