Thursday, August 01, 2019

Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb will talk to the community about his department at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Community Chat program 6 p.m. Thursday, August 1. Lamb will be joined by Officer Kyle Hoefer and K9 Brux for the free program. No registration required.

Along with providing an overview of the Fond du Lac Police Department – operations, mission and goals – Lamb will address some of the department’s challenges in a presentation that will allot time for questions and answers.

Hoefer will run Brux through a demonstration of a drug search while explaining how the dog has been trained and his certifications, leaving plenty of time for questions.

Lamb began his 31-year career in law enforcement at the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. He served in the North Fond du Lac Police Department from 1991 to 2011; 10 of those years as chief. On June 30, 2011, he was sworn in as the chief of the Fond du Lac Police Department, where he leads a force of 90 members. Lamb holds a bachelor’s in Administration of Justice from Marian University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development training program. Over the course of his career, Lamb has worked as patrol officer, investigator, narcotics task force officer, patrol commander, deputy chief of police and operations commander and police chief.

Community Chat programs give residents opportunities to hear directly from local government and nonprofit organizations. Representatives share information about costs, goals, accomplishments and more. The informal programs will take place every first Thursday of the month. The featured speaker on September 5 will be Fond du Lac Water Utility Manager Travis Kloetzke.