Leschke takes oath of office
New police chief in Weyauwega
By James Card
At the city council meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, Brandon Leschke raised his right hand and took the oath of office as the city’s new police chief.
The ceremony was administered by Becky Loehrke, Weyauwega’s city clerk.
“I, Brandon Leschke, have been appointed to the office of police chief for the city of Weyauwega in Waupaca County. I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Wisconsin and will faithfully discharge the duties of said office to the best of my abilities, so help me God,” said Leschke.
“Congratulations, chief,” said Loehrke.
Leschke addressed the people in the room. There was a crowd that was unusually large for a city council meeting. It was composed family and friends and a few Boy Scouts. Waupaca County Sheriff Timothy Wilz was also present.
“I will do my best to be transparent with the department moving forward, and to serve the community, the residents and the friends that come to see us,” said Leschke.
His wife Kristi pinned a new badge on his uniform and there was a round of applause.
Leschke is succeeding Gerald Poltrock who is retiring at the end of this year.
Leschke started out in Weyauwega as a part-time officer in September 2005. He is a graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s police academy program. He became a full-time officer in February 2006 and was promoted to sergeant in 2013.
He also acts as the assistant fire chief of the Weyauwega Fire Department.
His promotion to police chief was approved by the common council in April 2021.