MADISON (WSAU-Wheeler News) Wisconsin’s second-largest city will soon look for a new police chief. Madison chief Noble Wray announced yesterday that he’ll retire in late September or early October. He’s been with the Madison police force for 28 years, and chief for the last nine.
Wray told reporters he wanted to retire at the beginning of this year – but he wanted to finish the investigation of a shooting death by an officer, and make other investigations more manageable. Wray has focused on what he calls “trust-based policing,” which involves the building of relationships between officers and their community.
Assistant chief Randy Gaber will be Madison’s interim chief until a permanent leader is named.