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HORICON and MAYVILLE - Both Horicon and Mayville have made permanent sergeant positions recently, and as of last week, officers from within each department have been promoted to fill the role.

Horicon Police Chief Joseph W. Adamson pinned permanent sergeant stripes on Jennifer Anfinson Friday afternoon. She is being permanently promoted to Sergeant with the Horicon Police Department. In June 2009 Anfinson had been temporarily appointed to the rank of Sergeant to assist the Lieutenant with supervision of the police department while Chief Adamson was on military leave. Chief Adamson said, "Jenny did a fine job while I was on military leave and has continued to impress me since my return last October. I have the utmost confidence in her abilities and potential as the police department moves forward in these challenging times."

Anfinson is a 2000 graduate from Mayville High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University Wisconsin - Oshkosh in 2004. She is currently working towards her master's in criminal justice from the University Wisconsin - Platteville. Anfinson has been with the Horicon Police Department since October 2004. Jenny and her husband Nathan reside in Horicon with their son Wesley.

"It has been my pleasure to work for the Horicon Police Department for the past 7 ½ years, I am excited for the opportunity to serve in a leadership role with the department." Anfinson said. "I look forward to helping Chief Adamson lead our agency and continue providing quality service to the community."

On Feb. 15, Mayville officer Ryan Vossekuil was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Vossekuil has been with the Mayville Police Department since the age of 16.

"Vossekuil's professionalism and dedication has truly been an asset, both to this agency and the community and I am extremely confident in his skills and abilities to be a great leader and supervisor," said Chief Christopher MacNeill.

Starting as a police cadet and becoming a full-time sworn patrol officer in 2003 at the age of 20. Vossekuil was the handler of K9 Frankie, selected to the Dodge County SWAT Team and is a drug recognition expert and a field training officer.

"The chief and I are on the same page," Vossekuil said. "We have a big list of things that we'd like to accomplish."