Welcome Officers Casey Bergschneider and Ethan Burghart

We'd like you to meet our two newest police officers. Officer Casey Bergschneider and Officer Ethan Burghart were sworn in on Tuesday, January 2.

Officers Bergschneider and Burghart are graduates of the University of Illinois - Chicago and Western Illinois University, respectively  

Both are currently in their 14-week academy training at the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center in Decatur, IL.  At the conclusion of their academy training, both will begin a long field training process which will prepare them for the job ahead. Even at the conclusion of field training, all new officers have an 18-month probationary period.

Congratulations to both Officer Bergschneider and Officer Burghart! Welcome to VHPD! We wish you a long and successful career here.

Officer Ethan Burghart (l), Officer Casey Bergschneider and Chief Patrick Kreis