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2 officers finalists for Madison police chief

Both candidates from Madison Police Department

MADISON, Wis. - Two Madison police officers are finalists for Madison's police chief position.

The City of Madison Board of Police and Fire Commissioners said Tuesday in a news release that Sgt. Mike Koval and Capt. Carl Gloede are being considered to take over as head of Madison's police force.

The PFC said it will anticipate help from the Dane County Sheriff's Office to conduct background investigations on the candidates.

Koval was a finalist for the post nearly 10 years ago when Wray was selected. Gloede has been with the department for 24 years.

"I am looking forward to my continued participation in the process, and will defer on advancing any public commentary until the Police and Fire Commission have concluded their search," Koval said in an email.

PFC officials do not have an exact time frame for when a decision could be made.

Former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray retired from the department in September 2013 after 29 years service with MPD. Randy Gaber is serving as the interim chief until the new chief is selected.

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