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Chief Mike Koval notified me this morning that today would be his last day holding the office of Chief of Police.

I want thank Chief Koval for his decades of service and dedication to the Madison Police Department. In his long career, he has served in a wide number of roles including, field training officer, field training supervisor, SWAT hostage negotiator, critical response team supervisor, primary legal instructor, sergeant, and chief.

I have spoken to the head of the Police and Fire Commission and will be working with the PFC to organize the search for a new Chief of Police, and will be urging them to conduct a process in which members of the department and members of the community have significant input into the kind of police chief they wish to lead the Madison Police Department into the future.


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