On Friday, January 5, 2024, Deputy Chief Todd Kleisner officially retired from the Janesville Police Department after over 32 years of service to the City of Janesville.

Kleisner served as a member of the JPD since his hire in August 1991. A member of the Janesville community by choice, he was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin. Deputy Chief Kleisner credits an interest in public service as a boy to leading him to a career in law enforcement.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Deputy Chief Kleisner is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff & Command.

Throughout his time with the JPD, Deputy Chief Kleisner held various positions, including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Police Sergeant, and Police Lieutenant.

He came to his current role in March 2021, when he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police, overseeing the department’s operations division and later the support services division.

His other assignments have included serving as a traffic radar, laser, and EVOC instructor; he managed the department’s vehicle fleet and acted as Chair for the Safety Committee. Deputy Chief Kleisner was also instrumental in developing the Fourth Ward Project, including Operation Porch Light and Neighborhood Block Parties.

The Janesville Police Department has acknowledged Deputy Chief Kleisner for his contributions on several occasions. These recognitions include a Chief’s Commendation in 2011, the Meritorious Service Citation in 2011, and the Award of Excellence in 2015 and 2022.

The Janesville Police Department would like to thank Deputy Chief Todd Kleisner for over 32 years of dedicated service to his community, the Janesville Police Department, and the City of Janesville.