Chief Greg Peterson
Greg Peterson has been the chief of police for the Grand Chute Police Department since April 2010. In 2014, his department was accredited by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group. Prior to joining the department, he was a member of the Appleton Police Department for nearly 30 years, serving in various capacities including patrol officer, field supervisor, professional standards coordinator, commander of the special weapons and tactics team, coordinator of the field training program, patrol district commander, and deputy chief of police. He has also been an adjunct faculty member of the Fox Valley Technical College since 1984.
In addition, Chief Peterson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group, serving as president from 2009-2018, the Board of Directors for 5-Stones, a non-profit organization established for the purpose of raising awareness about the magnitude of sex trafficking in Wisconsin, and the Board of Directors of Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team, Inc., serving as president since 2020. He is a member of the Fox Valley Technical College Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Advisory Committees, the Outagamie County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, and the Evidence-Based Decision Making Subcommittee of the State of Wisconsin Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
Chief Peterson obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In 1997, he attended the 188th Session of the FBI National Academy, and also completed the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Executive Development Program in 1993. He is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum.
"Having served in policing in the Fox Cities since the inception of the VCR program, I have witnessed countless examples of the exceptional, compassionate service provided by dedicated VCR volunteers to crime victims and others experiencing trauma. When the opportunity arose to become a member of the VCR Board, I considered it an honor to contribute to the continued success of this amazing organization."