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Meet our dedicated Officers

Trained to assist and protect Blugolds

Our small force of trained law enforcement officers are prepared for any emergency or situation on campus, but if you ask them "what is your job?" they would say it is to keep campus safe and maintain an environment where all can learn and prosper.

Campus Police Leadership

Police Chief Jay Dobson
Chief Jay Dobson
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration/management
  • Associate's degree in police science/protective services
  • UW-Eau Claire alumnus
  • Law enforcement officer since 1993, serving campus since 1996
  • WI Dept. of Justice Instructor: Defensive and Arrest Tactics, Professional Communications, Firearms
Police Lieutenant Chris Kirchman
Lt. Chris Kirchman
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice
  • Serving campus since 1992
  • UW-Eau Claire alumnus
  • WI Dept of Justice Instructor: Vehicle Contacts
  • Field training officer
  • Crisis Intervention Team member
Sgt Carrier
Police Sergeant Amanda Carrier
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice
  • UW-Eau Claire alumna 
  • Serving campus since 2012
  • WI Dept of Justice/LESB Instructor: Vehicle Contacts
  • Field training officer
  • Crisis Intervention Team member 
Edward Lancour
Police Sergeant Eddie Lancour
  • Master's degree in criminal justice administration
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice
  • UW-Eau Claire alumnus
  • Serving campus since 2006
  • Electronic control device instructor
  • Field training officer
  • Crisis Intervention Team member
  • RAD Instructor

Campus Police Officers

Police Officer David Lindblad
Officer David Lindblad
  • Associate's degree in criminal justice
  • Serving campus since 2013
  • Property and evidence manager
  • Regional Special Events Team member
  • Crisis Intervention Team member
Police Officer Vincent Xiong
Officer Vincent Xiong
  • Master's degree in mental health counseling
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice
  • Associate's degree in supervisory management 
  • Serving campus since 2020
  • 2020 Law Enforcement Academy graduate 
Vanessa Evenson
Police Officer Vanessa Evenson
  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice
  • UW-Eau Claire alumna
  • Serving campus since 2020
  • 2020 Law Enforcement Academy graduate
Patrick Frickenstein
Police Officer Patrick Frickenstein
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology
  • Serving campus since 2021
  • Law Enforcement officer since 2013
  • WI Dept. of Justice / LESB Instructor: Firearms
Katie Wilson
Police Officer Katie Wilson
  • Master's degree in Student Development in Higher Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Spanish
  • Serving campus since 2008
  • CVTC Law Enforcement Academy - 2022
  • Special Interests: Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Bike and Pedestrian Safety
Matthew McHugh
Police Officer Matthew McHugh
  • Associate's degree in Criminal Justice
  • Serving campus since 2021
  • Law Enforcement Officer since 2018

Police Officer Garrett Lewis
Officer Garrett Lewis
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice
  • UW-Eau Claire alumnus
  • Law enforcement officer since 2002
  • Serving campus since 2019
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Administrative Staff

Administrative Assistant Kristi Bergstrom
  • Bachelor Degree in Public Communications
  • UW Eau Claire alumna
  • Serving Campus since 2016
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor
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