Sergeant Ryan Zitlow began his career with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office as a correctional deputy in April of 2006. In August of 2007, he was promoted to Patrol Deputy and held that position until his promotion to Sergeant in July of 2014. Sergeant Zitlow is a member of the SWAT team, serving as a sniper. In addition, he is the K-9 supervisor, the Assistant Field Training Program Coordinator, a certified Wisconsin LESB Handgun/Rifle Instructor, a member of the Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol, and a Crash Investigation Team Reconstructionist. Sergeant Zitlow is also a trainer in the Sheriff's Office VirTra, which is a simulation and tactical firearms training tool. Sergeant Zitlow holds an associate degree in Police Science from Fox Valley Technical College and a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice from Marian University in Fond du Lac.