Village of Oregon appoints acting police chief

Lt. Jenny Pagenkopt

OREGON, Wis. — The Village of Oregon has appointment an activity police chief for its police department.

Lt. Jenny Pagenkopt was appointed Thursday at 4:30 p.m., according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

According to a Linkedin profile, Pagenkopf has been with the Village of Oregon Police Department since June 2005.

Oregon’s former police, Brian Uhl, retired from his role this week. In a post on the department’s Facebook page, Uhl said the position “isn’t the right fit.”

Uhl was sworn in as chief in August 2015.

In November, the Oregon Observer reported that Uhl’s performance and conduct were under scrutiny by the Village Board for citizen complaints and other incidents.

Uhl said he’s taken a position in Ashwaubenon as the director of public safety.