MADISON (WKOW) -- A public statement by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners has been released regarding the search for a new Police Chief in Madison.
It reads: "The Commissioners have received constructive comment from a variety of sources regarding our standards and procedures for the appointment of our next Police Chief. After thoughtful consideration, we have determined that the best interest of the City of Madison and the Police Department will be served by opening our process to the widest range of interested applicants."
The statement continues to read they are deeply gratified by the strength of the department and the leadership available among current personnel.
The commissioners have been encouraged by the department and the city to welcome candidates from both from the Madison Police Department and more broadly from the profession at large.
"We will now implement this decision for an open search by preparing appropriate notice, application and examination materials and conducting a rigorous selection process and appointment process" the statement reads.