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Captain James Borgen

Borgen, Jim


Captain Jim Borgen started his career with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2002 as a correctional officer. In August of 2003, he was promoted to patrol deputy and served in that capacity until December of 2012 when he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant, supervising both second and third shift deputies. On July of 2014, Borgen was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant and was assigned to third shift as the commander. Borgen served in this capacity until August of 2016 when he was promoted to Assistant Jail Administrator. In January of 2019 Borgen was appointed Captain/Jail Administrator under Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt.

Captain Borgen has served on numerous special teams and special assignments with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office. He started with the SWAT Team as a tactical operator in 2004. In 2013, Borgen was appointed to Assistant SWAT Team Commander and in August of 2016, Borgen was appointed to the SWAT Team Commander position where he attended additional training in tactical command, leadership and management. He retired from the SWAT Team after his promotion to Captain. Captain Borgen also served as the coordinator of the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Honor Guard Team. Captain Borgen has been a certified Emergency Vehicle Operation instructor and was previously in charge of the Sheriff’s Office training program. Borgen currently serves on the Fond du Lac County Child Abduction Response Team.

Captain Borgen earned an associate degree in Police Science from Fox Valley Technical College and has completed courses towards his Bachelor’s degree through Lakeland University. Captain Borgen is a graduate of Leadership Fond du Lac and participated in the Sophia Foundation Leadership Learning Circle. He also completed FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute Integrated Emergency Management course in Emmitsburg, MD.



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