7/28/17 – The Waupun Police Department has a new deputy chief. The city’s Police and Fire Commission this week unanimously approved Jeremy Rasch to fill the position that opened up after Scott Louden was promoted to police chief last month. The deputy chief’s position was posted internally and Rasch was the sole applicant. He began his career with the city in 2002 as a patrol officer and was promoted to lieutenant in 2010. Chief Louden says Deputy Chief Rasch is (quote) “well-prepared to assume this next level of leadership” and the promotion is “well deserved” allowing the department to protect and serve while continuing to build positive relationships throughout the community.” Rasch has been trained, among other things, as a Field Training Officer, in Critical Incident Management and in FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development. In 2006, he was nominated the Dodge County Officer of the Year. In 2010, Rasch reestablished the Waupun Citizen’s Police Academy. The department is already searching for a replacement to fill the vacancy created by Rasch’s promotion.