Officer In Charge (OIC)
When appointed the title of OIC, a patrol officer attends trainings to help further develop their leadership and supervisory skills. For further training a new OIC will work with a Lieutenant to learn how to effectively supervise a shift. When working under the title of OIC, a patrol officer has similar responsibilities as a Lieutenant including reviewing reports, coordinating patrol responses, and speaking with concerned citizens.
The OIC position is a great way for an Officer to get a taste of what it is like to be a supervisor and help guide their career decisions. The Menasha Police Department utilizes 3-4 OIC's at a time. To be selected as an OIC, a patrol officer should have at least three years of experience and show that they are dedicated to the mission and views of the Police Department.
Our current OIC list (in alphabetical order):
SRO Josh Gallagher
Officer Kellen Gennrich
SRO Rick Heinen
PIO Dan Hoernke
Officer Sara Swenson