New hearing dates have been set to review charges against the two top officers of the Beloit Police Department.

The Beloit Police and Fire Commission scheduled nine days in January to hear evidence against Beloit Police Chief Norm Jacobs and Deputy Chief Tom Dunkin.

City Manager Lori Luther told a news conference October 13 that Jacobs and Dunkin “grossly mismanaged the department, incurring significant liability for the city and the community as a whole.”

Beloit officials are seeking a new consultant to conduct its internal review of the Beloit Police Department in the wake of its two top officers being placed on administrative leave.

Chicago-based security management firm Hillard  Heintze, whose report to Beloit City Manager Lori Luther resulted in Chief Norm Jacobs and Deputy Chief Tom Durkin stepping aside, said it was withdrawing to ensure impartiality and maintain the integrity of the Beloit Police Department.

Top Beloit Police Officials Placed On Leave

Jun 16, 2015

The top two officials in the Beloit Wisconsin Police Department were placed on administrative leave today following an outside review that questioned police "leadership and management."

Chief Norm Jacobs and Deputy Chief Tom Dunkin were put on paid leave, effective immediately, according to City Manager Lori Curtis Luther.

"The findings of the report are serious and involve questions of leadership and management of the police department," Luther said in a statement. "Because of the findings, the city is launching an internal investigation."

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Nancy Nienhuis was born in a farmhouse in rural Janesville, Wis. She's worked the land her whole life and plans to keep it in the family. She's proud of her family's agricultural legacy and wants others to take notice.

15 people were hospitalized and dozens of others detained after an envelope containing powder was delivered to a Beloit health clinic.

Beloit Casino Plan Still in Play

Jan 17, 2013
Ho-Chunk Nation

The Ho-Chunk Nation wants to build an off-reservation casino in Beloit. Ho-Chunk president Jon Greendeer says the application is under federal review, a process that could take another couple of years to complete. Greendeer says there's a lot that goes into it: