Chief Shawn S. Splivalo

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Chief Splivalo is a long time Kohler resident, father of a Kohler High School graduate, and husband to a Kohler Company Wellness Leader and has a vested interest in our unique community.

Chief Splivalo has 25 years of law enforcement experience with a heavy emphasis in instructing. He has spent most of his career instructing officers in Threat Assessment, Defense and Arrest Tactics, Vehicle Contacts and Firearms. Recently, based on 

unfortunate demand, he has been teaching officers, first responders, and civilians how to effectively respond to active shooter threats. He is a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and teaches Gracie Survival Tactics to local law enforcement as well as women's basic self-defense classes. He has a hands-on approach to keeping our community strong and protected.

Chief Splivalo also serves at the request of Sheriff Cory Roesler as the Commander of the Sheboygan County Rescue and Recovery Dive Team. The Sheboygan County Dive Team is a multi-jurisdiction team made up of dedicated members from Sheboygan Sheriff's Office, Sheboygan Police Department, Sheboygan Fire Department, Cedar Grove Fire Department, Kohler Fire Department, Sheboygan Falls Fire Department, Town of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department, and Plymouth Fire Department.