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File #: 59349    Version: 1 Name: MPD Chief Mike Koval Retirement
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 1/29/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 2/4/2020 Final action: 2/4/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Expressing sincere appreciation to Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval for his years of dedicated service and congratulate him on his retirement.
Sponsors: Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Sally Rohrer, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
2/4/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Place On FilePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/29/20201 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
Expressing sincere appreciation to Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval for his years of dedicated service and congratulate him on his retirement.
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WHEREAS, on September 30, 2019 Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval retired and,

WHEREAS, after graduating from UW-Madison with a degree in journalism, Koval went on to receive a law degree and also served as an FBI agent for two years; and,

WHEREAS, Koval first joined the Madison Police Department as an officer in 1983; and,

WHEREAS, Chief Koval served as a field training supervisor, SWAT hostage negotiator, critical response team supervisor, primary legal instructor, and sergeant; and,

WHEREAS, as the sergeant of recruitment and training for 17 years, Chief Koval focused on diversifying the Madison Police Department in the hiring and training officers that shared the department's progressive policing philosophy; and

WHEREAS, he also taught the constitutional law portion of the Madison Police Department’s Academy, in which he reinforced the constitutional and statutory limits on police decision-making and emphasized respecting the rights of community members; and,

WHEREAS, he was appointed Madison Police Department Chief in 2014; and,

WHEREAS, during his tenure as chief, he created a number of units and positions, including: an MPD Mental Health Unit, an MPD Community Outreach and Resource Education Unit, an MPD Violent Crimes Unit, an MPD Burglary Crimes Unit, an MPD detective focused on human trafficking, a Use of Force Coordinator, and Neighborhood Resource Officer positions for every MPD district, all with the goal of better serving the Madison community; and,

WHEREAS, during his tenure as chief, he secured funding to open a new MPD district station for the Midtown District, improving the department’s ability to serve the community; and,

WHEREAS, during his tenure as chief, he hired about 45% of the current MPD workforce and made 115 ...

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