La Crosse is taking steps to name a temporary police chief, to run the department when current chief Ron Tischer moves to Arizona.
The city council’s personnel committee is giving the police and fire commission the go-ahead to appoint an interim chief.
Tischer’s last day as chief is July 23rd, after which he will become police chief in Payson, Arizona.
Council member Doug Happel, who sits on the La Crosse police and fire commission, says it could take a month to properly post the job opening, and another month to interview candidates.
The interim appointment is expected late next week, when the commission meets on July 11th.