Officer departs from Watertown Police Department

January 1, 2019 GMT

Capt. Curt Kleppin has left the Watertown Police Department after nearly 24 years to serve as the chief of police of the Thiensville Police Department. He is succeeding Police Chief Scott Nicholson whose last day is Wednesday.

Kleppin said he enjoyed every single day at the local department.

“It’s a great and professional department,” Kleppin said. “I’m very thankful for the Watertown (Police Department), especially Chief (Tim) Roets.”

He said it wasn’t easy leaving the Watertown Police Department but he is looking forward to his new position in Thiensville.

“It’s a new adventure for me,” Kleppin said. “One of my goals was to be police chief and the village here is going to fit me very well. I’m very happy and excited.”

Kleppin added that he liked working with the other Watertown police officers and wishes the city nothing but the best.

Kleppin’s last day at the local department was Dec. 14. He will be sworn in as police chief on Friday and have a ceremonial swearing in for the public on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.