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Village Board accepts appointment of Shawn Splivalo as Kohler’s next police chief

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The Village Board agreed to accept the Village President’s appointment of Shawn Splivalo to be Kohler’s new police chief at a special closed session meeting held on July 8, after a salary and package deal was reportedly reached.

Splivalo must still pass a required medical assessment, a pre-employment drug test, and a Department of Justice certification of his employment.

Applicants reportedly had to go through extensive testing and interviews, but the criteria or qualifications for determining the finalists are unknown, as all aspects of the process is not subject to open records laws, according to the Village Board President.

Splivalo will begin as Kohler’s new chief on August 5.

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