New Warsaw Police Chief Ready To Roll With The Role

Judy Kramer
County Reporter
Jason Wenberg was named to fill the position of Warsaw Chief of Police at a February 12th City Council meeting, replacing David Jones who retired in December 2017. Wenberg has served as a Warsaw police officer since September 2006, becoming Coporal in 2012 and Sergeant in 2017. He was the recipient of a Letter of Commendation in 2015 when he rescued a man from a burning apartment complex in Warsaw. 
“Wenberg is an outstanding officer, and since the retirement of David Jones, was the preferred choice to take the helm of the Police Department,” said Warsaw Mayor Eddie Simons. “He has had a very distinguished career, and I look forward to him being in the position for a long time.”
Wenberg graduated from high school in Overland Park, Kansas, and moved to Warsaw in 2002. He carried out a childhood dream of serving in law enforcement when he attended the Missouri Sheriffs Association Training Academy from 2005 until 2006. Some of his duties in the police department have been to serve as Field Training Officer and Taser Instructor. He plans to continue field training new officers while serving as Chief, and will provide taser instruction in order to provide his officers with continuing education hours required by the State of Missouri. He plans to still be on the road.
“There are no drastic changes being made in the department yet,” said Wenberg. “But we hired Grant Johnson as a Sergeant, and a second sergeant will be placed soon. We also have a female police officer joining the department on February 26. We will continue to take kids shopping near Christmas and will try to be more involved with the community, schools, library and other areas. Our building is adequate for now, but as we grow we will need more space. This is a big learning step for me. Updates to department procedures were made in August 2017, and they will be added as we see the need.”
Wenberg said members of his family are big supporters of his career. His Mom works in the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and his Dad is the Jail Administrator.