Baraboo police chief on paid administrative leave

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BARABOO, Wis. — The chief of the Baraboo Police Department has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the city’s mayor.

Police Chief Mark Schauf was placed on leave Tuesday. It’s unclear how long the leave would last.

Baraboo Mayor Mike Palm was also unable to share the reason for the leave with News 3 Now. Chief Schauf was hired by the Baraboo Police Department in Aug. of 1999. He has served as chief since Jan. 2011.

Captain Rob Sinden is temporarily running the Baraboo Police Department, Mayor Palm said. Captain Sinden has been with the Baraboo Police Department since 1992.