Chief and Staff


Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting our site.  I hope you find it to be a useful resource in learning more about our agency, the services we provide, and how to reach us.  While there is an abundance of information to assimilate, there is one main reflection I hope you will leave this site with - Darlington Police Officers are committed to preserving your safety and happiness.

I am honored to lead such a progressive agency comprised of a staff who apply the utmost excellence, integrity, and initiative every day they work.  Every full-time officer employed by this agency is a resident of Darlington and I believe their passion for the community in which they work and reside is apparent in the friendly, caring, and professional manner they carry out their duties every day.

Please, never hesitate to involve us with your concerns.  We are committed to the philosophy of community-oriented policing whereby we place considerable value in responses that are preventive in nature, rather than reactive, and that engage other public agencies, the community, and the private sector in addressing concerns before they become problems.  The fact is, we cannot do this job without you.

In closing, I would simply like to thank you once again for visiting our site.  Please visit often as it will be updated frequently.  I wish each of you continued safety and happiness in all your future endeavors.

Very Truly Yours,
Jason King
Chief of Police

Phone: (608) 776-4981
Email: [email protected]

Chief Jason King is a life-long resident of Darlington and a graduate of the Darlington High School. He possesses a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Platteville. Chief King began with the Darlington Police Department in October of 1993 as part of their field training program and started patrol work in April of 1994 thanks to a federal work-study grant program. In addition to his college education, Chief King has acquired thousands of hours of continuing education and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Extension's Community Leadership Alliance and the University of Wisconsin Law School's Problem Oriented Leadership Institute for Chief Executives.

Meet the guardians of your hometown Police Department!

"In a republic that honors the core ideals of democracy, the greatest amount of power is given to those called Guardians.  Only those with the most impeccable character are given the responsibility of protecting the democracy."  - Plato


Benjamin Conway

Benjamin Conway

Serving Since 2011

Day Shift Operations & Investigations
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
Emergency Medical Responder

Phone: (608) 776-4984
Email: [email protected]

Police Officer


Riley Schmidt

Serving Since 2019

Day Shift Operations
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Phone: (608) 776-4983
Email: [email protected]

Police Officer


Neftali Gutierrez

Serving Since 2021

Night Shift Operations

Hispanic Community Liaison Officer
Associate Degree in Automotive Technician

Madison College Police Recruit School

Email: [email protected]

Office Assistant

Kim Winslow

Executive Assistant


Email: [email protected]


Police Officer


Nicholas Mantsch & Ace (K-9)

Serving Since 2016

Night Shift Operations & K-9 Unit
Bachelor's Degree in Resource Management - Law Enforcement
Emergency Medical Responder

Phone: (608) 776-4985
Email: [email protected]

Part-time Police Officers

Szvon Conway

Nicholas Fuerstenberg

Jaxson Lamb


On my honor, I will never betray my integrity,
my character, or the public trust.
I will treat all individuals with dignity and respect
and ensure that my actions are dedicated
to ensuring the safety of my community
and the preservation of human life.
I will always have the courage to hold myself
and others accountable for our actions.
I will always maintain the highest ethical standards
and uphold the values of my community,
and the agency I serve.

Darlington Police Officers

K-9 Unit

The City of Darlington Police Department established its very first K-9 Unit in 2010.  The program is funded entirely on donations.

If you would like to donate there are several options.  You may donate using PayPal by clicking on the donation link - or - you may drop off a donation at the Municipal Building - or - you may mail a donation:

Darlington Police K-9 Unit


627 Main Street
Darlington, WI  53530

How can a Darlington Police Department K-9 Unit help you?  K-9 Units are used in big cities and small towns all across America.  K-9 Units can search for missing people, like children or mentally ill people.  K-9 Units protect police officers and citizens from physical attack.  K-9 Units search for drugs in cars and help to keep our schools’ drug-free.  K-9 Units can be used to search for criminals who have fled or to search buildings for burglars.  These are just a few examples of how the Darlington Police Department K-9 Unit can help you.

Now, won't you please help the K-9 Unit?  Donate Today.

Ace 2

Honorary Handler: $4,000 Donation

Honorary Handler: WI Department of Justice $7,349 Grant