Christopher Domagalski was sworn in as Sheboygan’s Police Chief on January 18, 2010. The Department consists of 118 employees and provides service to a population of approximately 50,000 residents located within a 14 square mile area. He has implemented a community based, neighborhood focused, preventive policing strategy that is data driven and relies on problem solving and collaborative relationship building.
Prior to his appointment he spent 18 years with the Milwaukee Police Department. In his last position he served as the Commanding Officer of the Third District and was responsible for Police service delivery to a district that covers 11.8 square miles and serves a multi-cultural population of approximately 100,000. The District is home to a number of major companies, organizations and tourist venues including: Miller/Coors, Harley Davidson Corporate Headquarters and Museum, Master Lock, Marquette University, Miller Park, the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Pettit Center. Under his leadership the District led the city in overall crime reduction.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management and is currently completing graduate studies at Marquette University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Leadership in Police Organizations and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.
He is an active member of the, Wisconsin Chief’s of Police, Wisconsin Police Executive Group, the Police Executive Research Forum and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is currently a Board member of the Sheboygan Transit Commission and the Wisconsin Police Executive Group. He is married and the father of five children.