Madison mayor pushes for police chief decision within 90 days

MADISON, Wis. — Madison’s Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is calling for a new police chief in the next 90 days.

Rhodes-Conway said in a media availability Friday that it has been 10 months since former chief Mike Koval retired. She said it’s time for Madison to have a new chief.

“I encourage everyone to interact with the Police and Fire Commission either at one of their scheduled meetings or emailing them at to share your thoughts on what we need as our next chief,” Rhodes-Conway said. “I do think it is very important for us to move forward quickly to make sure we have a permanent chief as soon as possible.”

According to Rhodes-Conway the Madison Police and Fire Commission are making sure that hiring the next chief is a community-engaged process.

The board says it is not uncommon for the process to take about 6-12 months.

The next Police and Fire Commission virtual meeting is on Monday at 5:30 p.m.