New officer swears in

Officer Brad Kurczek took his oath Monday morning as he became the Ripon Police Department’s newest officer.

Helping him recite the oath was City Administrator Lori Rich.

Kurczek comes to Ripon with 14 years of law enforcement experience, having recently served as a sergeant of investigations for the Berlin Police Department.

He began his field training for Ripon Tuesday and be training for about the next eight weeks prior to starting duty on his own.

“We are excited to bring his experience and leadership into our department,” Ripon Police Chief Bill Wallner said.

Ian Stepleton is the editor of the Ripon Commonwealth Press, and been with the paper since September 2000. Starting with fall 2016, he also is an adjunct professor of journalism at Ripon College, and advisor to the college's newspaper, the College Days.

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