The start of 2015 begins with a new Chief of Police. Chief Thomas Sirovatka has been appointed with the retirement of Chief Doug Briggs. Chief Briggs retired after a successful 13 years with the Village of Somerset. Chief Sirovatka rose through the ranks of part-time, non-sworn parking enforcement officer to Sergeant. He and Retired Chief Briggs worked closely during their tenures which resulted in a smooth changing of the guard.
Chief Sirovatka holds many certifications and education, with his passion being that of firearms instructor. He has held positions of patrol officer, Police School Liaison Officer and Sergeant. He is trained in firearms instruction, hostage/barricaded subject negotiations, drug and death investigations, police leadership and administration and many more.