Chief Alan Richter began his law enforcement career with the City of Jefferson Police Department in June 2005. Chief Richter worked his way up through the ranks at the department, starting as a patrolman assigned to the 2nd shift for ten years. During this time, Chief Richter took on additional responsibilities including Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Jefferson County Drug Task Force Investigator. In 2016, Chief Richter accepted a promotion to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant, where he was responsible for front-line supervision of 2nd shift patrol and served in that capacity for four years. In 2020, Chief Richter was promoted to Captain of Police, working as a liaison to the Chief for two years until his final appointment as Chief of the department this year.
Chief Richter is a former United States Marine, having served with Fox Co. 2nd Bn 24th MAR DIV in Milwaukee and is an adjunct Law Enforcement Instructor for Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville. Chief Richter holds an Associate's Degree in Police Science from Milwaukee Area Technical College. He has developed his executive leadership skills by completing the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy and the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations program. Chief Richter also is a Graduate of the UW Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program Command College class #6 and is a recent Graduate of The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command class #518.