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La Crosse interim police chief expected to be picked Thursday

Brad Williams



A temporary police chief for the La Crosse Police Department could be chosen Thursday.


The police and fire commission plans to pick an interim chief at a morning meeting.

Commission member Doug Happel said somebody will be needed to run the department for a short period, because the search process for a new chief could take several weeks.

Current Chief Ron Tischer will step down July 23, after a seven-year tenure. He will be leaving to head the police department in Payson, Arizona.

The commission also will discuss how the recruitment process will work.