01/20/2015, 11:14 AM

When I took the oath of office as chief on April 30, 2014, I was blessed to be chosen to lead a workforce teeming with talent and a proud tradition of providing qualitative services.  But no person or agency should fall prey to resting on past laurels; a commitment to continuous improvement is critical.  Each and every employee (both sworn and civilian) is challenged to see where systems improvements could be made to make us more efficient and afford ever greater possibilities for enhancing ...

01/12/2015, 11:33 AM

On January 9, 2015, the group known as the Young, Gifted, and Black Coalition sent an "Open Letter to Police Chief Koval" and recipients including Mayor Paul Soglin and City of Madison Alders. While there were many concerns and "demands" that were directed to me, one paragraph stood out for its "shock" value.  The paragraph is as follows: "Although Madison's model of community policing and attempt to build trust between the community and police, even acting as "social workers," m ...

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