Marshfield law enforcement physical fitness needs stricter than some others in central Wisconsin

MARSHFIELD – Law enforcement businesses in central Wisconsin have a extensive selection of conditioning necessities, but the strictest is in Marshfield and it is costing taxpayers tens of 1000’s of bucks.

Given that the city applied a bodily physical fitness examination in 2019, one member of the Marshfield Police Division failed and eventually missing his career in a “non-disciplinary separation,” town Human Methods Director Jennifer Rachu said in a recent email to the Marshfield Information-Herald. 

Officer Jared Beauchamp, a 21-year veteran of the department, lost his position in early 2020 when he was 30 seconds as well extensive on a quarter-mile operate, said Jim Palmer, government director of the Wisconsin Specialist Police Association. Beauchamp could not run as fast as other officers due to the fact of a line-of-duty injuries he suffered quite a few several years back, Palmer reported. 

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Beauchamp’s case has long gone to arbitration soon after talks among the affiliation and metropolis officials did not resolve the issue through several meetings this yr, Palmer explained. The dispute is costing the city money. 

“It really is our knowledge the city has around $80,000 in lawful service fees,” Palmer stated. 

Marshfield Metropolis Administrator Steve Barg confirmed the town experienced $79,440 in legal charges as of the beginning of October.