Oregon police chief to resign, take position in Ashwaubenon

Brian Uhl
Chief Brian Uhl

OREGON, Wis. — Oregon’s police chief announced Friday that he would be retiring next month.

Chief Brian Uhl said in a post to the department’s Facebook page that the position “isn’t the right fit,” and his resignation would be in effect on Feb. 13. Uhl was sworn in as cheif in August 2015.

“The negative effects on my family and me are just too great of a cost to remain in my position here,” Uhl wrote. “My integrity and my desire to always do what is right are things I am not willing to compromise on.”

In November, the Oregon Observer reported that Uhl’s performance and conduct were under scrutiny by the Village Board for citizen complaints and other incidents.

Uhl said he’s taken a position in Ashwaubenon as the director of public safety.

During his time as chief, Uhl said he was able to help the department attain accreditation with WILEAG, which signifies a police agency with high standards of policing. He said Oregon PD is one of 36 in Wisconsin with the accreditation.