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Board reviewing Madison Police Chief applicants today


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners is scheduled to review applicants for Madison Police Chief on Monday.

Twenty people have applied for the position, with four coming from within the police department, four more from other areas in Wisconsin, and 12 applicants are from out of state.

Interim Chief Randy Gaber, 51, previously informed the PFC of his intent to apply; however, he is no longer seeking the permanent position.

"This is a position that requires a great deal of time and a great deal of effort. My preference is that at this point in time, my family commitment and my family needs come before the position of chief of police," Gaber told the Wisconsin State Journal.

He also says his residency status effected his decision, as his family built a house outside Madison just a year ago. A city ordinance requires police chiefs to live in Madison.

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