Gerald "Jerry" Staniszewski has been named Eau Claire's next police chief.
His appointment is effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. He will succeed Chief Jerry Matysik, who retired Oct. 11 after serving 10 years as police chief.
Staniszewski, 46, started his career with the city of Eau Claire as a police officer in 1991 and has risen through the ranks to his current position as deputy chief of detectives for the Eau Claire Police Department, a position he has held since February of 2012.
“I’m very pleased with the result of our recruitment process," said Keith Glasshof, president of the Eau Claire Police and Fire Commission. "Jerry is a competent and dedicated police professional, and he will serve the community very well as police chief. We fully expect that he will continue to build upon the excellent improvements to the department initiated by Chief Matysik over the past 10 years.”
Staniszewski has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from Mount Senario College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy for Executive Development and attended training for leadership in police organizations from the Center for Police Learning and Training.
He will be paid an annual salary of $103,000.