Chief Wahl's Bio
Chief Wahl began his career with the Madison Police Department in 1991. As an officer and sergeant, he was assigned to patrol and to the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force. As a commander, Chief Wahl served in a variety of assignments, including Professional Standards & Internal Affairs and in the West District. Chief Wahl has also served on the department's SWAT team, as an officer, sergeant and team commander.
Chief Wahl has an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an active member of the State Bar and has provided legal instruction to police officers for more than twenty years. Chief Wahl was instrumental in bringing less lethal force technologies to MPD, and was heavily involved in the development of MPD's K9 unit and the formation of Capital K9s.
Acting Chief of Police