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Chief remains committed to leading one of America’s best departments

“News of the Madison Police and Fire Commission (PFC) decision to dismiss charges filed against me in a complaint ends a process that began months ago and is greatly appreciated.  It is entirely appropriate to note that everyone who works for the City of Madison Police Department is held to high standards pursuant to our Code of Conduct and Standard Operating Procedures - including the Chief.  During my entire career in law enforcement (including my tenure as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation), I have never had a sustained complaint. I do regret my momentary lapse of self-discipline in not speaking to a citizen in a respectful way.  I accepted responsibility for my actions then, and now, and an apology was already extended to the petitioner(s) last year.  As your Chief, I remain completely committed to leading one of the best police departments in the country, to the best of my abilities.”
Chief Mike Koval
Madison Police Department