Jerry Staniszewski has been appointed the new police chief for the City of Eau Claire.
The Eau Claire Police and Fire Commission made the announcement on Wednesday. Staniszewski replaces Chief Jerry Matysik who retired October 11, 2013 after serving 10 years as chief of police.
Staniszewski, 46, started his police career in Eau Claire as a police officer in 1991 and has risen through the ranks. He has been the Deputy Chief of Detectives for the Department since February 2012.
Staniszewski is an Administrative Officer for the Wisconsin Northwest Region FBI National Academy Associates, Chairman for the Chippewa Valley Regional Forensics Lab Advisory Board and a Board member of the West Central Task Force Advisory Board. He has served as coordinator of the Eau Claire County Child Abduction Response Team and is a member of the Eau Claire County Emergency Preparedness Team and the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators.
The new chief lives in Eau Claire with his wife Kelly and their two sons, Tyler and Mitchell. Staniszewski will be paid an annual salary of $103,000.