By Linda Titel
Amber George is the new police chief in Shiocton.
George said, “I grew up with hard working parents. My mother was a 911 dispatcher. Because of this job, I have met lots of her coworkers who were officers. I had an admiration for them from a young age. I was able to see them helping the communities out inside of just going to work. It was a huge motivator to have mentors in the field.”
Her prior experience has been with the Outagamie County Jail from 2010-2013 where she worked as a booking clerk keeping records.
In 2013, until becoming the chief she was State Patrol for five years, which she enjoyed, but realized after engaging and helping out in the smaller communities that she wanted to make a job switch. George applied for the Shiocton Police Chief and the rest is history.
George is currently continuing her education for her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice through UW Plattville which is accomplished online.
“My ultimate goal is to further my career and to teach and bring that knowledge and training to Shiocton,” George said.
George is the only full time employee for the police department with seven part-time employees.
George’s husband Eric, is self employed. He owns Three4Apparel which is a direct to garment printing (similar to screen printing), embroidery, and vinyl printing/sign business. The business is currently located at their residence. He has been self employed most of his life. George said, “He was a huge supporter of my career and because of his career, I was able to pursue my dream without worrying about outside childcare.”
George is excited to work in the Shiocton community even though it will be a big change from her State Patrol job. “It will be a fun challenge,” said George.
George lives in Freedom with her family, husband, Eric and two sons, Caleb, 11 and Dylan, 9.