Watertown Police Chief Announces Plans To Retire

(Watertown) Watertown’s chief of police has announced his plans to retire. Robert Kaminski started with the department in 1991 as a patrol officer before becoming a field training officer in 1998.

In 2002, he was promoted to patrol sergeant then to investigations sergeant five years later. Kaminski became police chief in October of 2018.

His 32-year law enforcement career includes several notable milestones such as attending the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico back in 2007. He has also been the driving force behind various law enforcement associations and served as past president of the Jefferson County Chiefs and Sheriff Association, president of the Dodge County Executive Law Enforcement Association, and was a member of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police and Wisconsin Police Executive Group.

Kaminski says he has spent his entire career working for the city of Watertown and have enjoyed every aspect of his time there. He adds that he looks forward to retirement and spending more time with family and friends.

Mayor Emily McFarland noted that Kaminski is not only the chief of police, but a foundational member of the city’s leadership team. She says they will miss him tremendously.

Kaminski will retire at the end of the year.