Captain Winterscheidt named Chief of Superior Police

The Superior Police Department has announced their next Chief, Captain Paul Winterscheidt. He will assume the role effective January 27, 2024.

In a release from the City of Superior, Winterscheidt is said to be a respected and experienced law enforcement professional, and was selected after a comprehensive process. The City says Winterscheidt’s extensive background, leadership skills, and commitment to public safety makes him the ideal candidate to lead the Superior Police Department.

Maria Cuzzo, Police and Fire Commission member, commented, “The Police and Fire Commission is proud to support incoming Superior Police Department Chief Paul Winterscheidt as he prepares to assume this new position. Incoming Chief Winterscheidt has a long and distinguished career within the Superior Police Department having served in many roles throughout the agency. He has led many innovative program development projects. His strong and positive connections with the community will continue outgoing Chief Nick Alexander’s community engagement commitment. His clear leadership style and approach to a new strategic vision for the department will strengthen the already strong Superior Police Department. We wish him well in the future.”

Mayor Jim Paine commented, “Paul Winterscheidt is an outstanding police officer. His vision for a department focused on compassion, empathy, respect, and justice makes me confident that, under his leadership, the Superior Police Department will remain the most innovative and effective police force in Wisconsin and serve as an example to law enforcement agencies nationwide.”

Winterscheidt has been serving with the Superior Police Department for 18 years, holding various roles within the Department, which the City says has provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the needs and priorities of Superior.

“I am honored to lead a department that prioritizes open communication, inclusivity, and responsiveness to the needs of our residents,” Winterscheidt expressed. “Together with our dedicated officers, we will work tirelessly to create a safe and secure environment where everyone can thrive.”