The Green Bay Police Department (GBPD) has sworn in ten new officers, now employing 185 law enforcement personnel, following approval from the Police and Fire Commission.
On Monday, May 22, 2023, a ceremony was held on CityDeck as downtown Green Bay will be part of a summer safety focus for the Department to deter crime and maintain it as a space for all to enjoy.
“It is really something special to be able to swear in a group of this size. It speaks volumes for a police department when you can recruit and hire so many qualified candidates at one time, bringing us closer to full staff. I am excited about the future of the agency and offer my congratulations to all ten of these new officers. Welcome to the GBPD,” said Chief Chris Davis, Green Bay Police Department.
New GBPD Officers:
- Officer Colton Moore
- Officer Ryan Baumann
- Officer Robert Ganzel
- Officer James Elsinger
- Officer Kyle Kruppstadt
- Officer Omar Patino
- Officer Victoria Loberger
- Officer Madison Voecks
- Officer Mason Saharsky
- Officer Tonya Brice
Each of the new officers received a newly designed badge, which was just issued department-wide courtesy of the Green Bay Police Foundation to honor our heritage.
“This new badge brings back a little bit of history of the Green Bay Police Department by re-introducing a style that had been a long-standing symbol of the GBPD dating back to the early 1900s,” said Chief Davis. “A badge represents more than the law enforcement agency that is inscribed on it. The badge also represents the law enforcement officer that wears it.”
“The Green Bay Police Foundation is honored to support the members of the Green Bay Police Department by fully funding the change in design to symbolize one of the earliest badges worn by officers. The Police Foundation and our board of directors look forward to continuing to be a part of Green Bay’s history by investing in the Green Bay Police Department and our community,” Ryan Chernick, Green Bay Police Foundation President.
The Green Bay Police Department would like to send special thanks to Green Bay Police Foundation Board President Ryan Chernick and its board of directors: Brian Rouse, Bryant Dorsey, Amber Allen, Casey Cuene, Matt Roberts, Katie Nelson, Jennifer Allen, and David Martin.