Top Cop: Appleton PD’s Newest Officer

Today’s Top Cop is Appleton Police Officer Jacob Frerking. On September 9, 2016, Officer Frerking joined Appleton PD and immediately got to work protecting the City of Appleton. Thanks to Appleton PD and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, Officer Frerking had a very successful day and achieved his dream of becoming a law enforcement officer.


Read about what Officer Frerking got accomplished on his first day:


On Friday, September 9, 2016, the beautiful sunrise indicated it would indeed be a special day for everyone involved. Jacob arrived in his Appleton Police Department uniform, ready to work. He assisted the honor guard in a flag raising ceremony, was sworn in and attended roll call with officers. Officer Frerking received his assignments for the day; take care of a troublesome speeder and find a “bad guy” who had eluded officers. He handled both tasks in phenomenal fashion. Jacob booked his “bad guy” before trying his hand at simunitions training. He rode in our tactical vehicle to Lutz Park. The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department took him for a ride on the Fox River in their rescue boat.


Jacob’s day continued with him testifying in Judge Gill’s courtroom. His “bad guy” received a stiff sentence and the community rejoiced. Judge Gill gave him a handcrafted gavel. Officer Frerking and his family had lunch with his department before he was escorted home. The procession was led by the Appleton Fire Department with Jacob riding home in his favorite squad car, a Dodge Charger, provided by the Grand Chute Police Department. Before he went in his house for a well-deserved rest, Jacob was thanked with thunderous applause from officers, deputies, fire fighters and support personnel.


Jacob was given badge number 9275 for his day. The badge number was significant as #75 is the number of his favorite NASCAR driver. In Jacob’s honor, the badge number has been retired.



Attorney General Brad Schimel would like to congratulate Officer Frerking on his very successful first day on the job, and to thank him for keeping the City of Appleton safe. Attorney General Schimel would also like to thank Appleton Police Department, Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department, and Appleton Fire Department for providing excellent support to the newest member of the Appleton public safety family.