Chief and Staff

Meet the guardians of your hometown!

WE, the members of the Darlington Police Department are dedicated to providing service through a partnership with our community, which builds TRUST, and enhances the quality of life. “We are not Warriors, We are GUARDIANS of our Community!!!”

Around 1829, Sir Robert Peel (considered the founder of modern-day, community-oriented policing) identified nine principles that he felt were critical to effective law enforcement in a community. His seventh principle states:

“Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

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 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.

We are always looking to improve and your feedback is greatly appreciated. You can email me at

Very Truly Yours,
Szvon Conway
Chief of Police

Phone: (608) 776-4981



Sgt. Benjamin Conway

  • Serving Since 2011
  • Day Shift Operations & Investigations
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Certified Firefighter and Emergency Medical Responder
  • [email protected]
  • 608-776-4984
Nick & Ace

Officer Nicholas Mantsch & Ace

  • Serving Since 2016
  • Night Shift Operations & Canine Handler
  • Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resources - Law Enforcement
  • Certified Emergency Medical Responder
  • [email protected]
  • 608-776-4985

Officer Neftali Gutierrez

  • Serving Since 2021
  • Day Shift Operations & Hispanic Liaison Officer
  • Associate Degree in Automotive Technology
  • Graduate of Madison College Police Recruit School
  • Certified Emergency Medical Responder
  • [email protected]
  • 608-776-4982

Officer Jaxson Lamb

  • Serving Since 2022
  • Night Shift Operations
  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Certified Emergency Medical Responder
  • [email protected]
  • 608-776-4983

Executive Assistant

Heather Blosch

[email protected]



Part-time Police Officers

Nicholas Fuerstenberg