Laridaen Promoted To Assistant Chief Of Police

Chief of Police Aaron Goldstein has announced the promotion of Captain Jason Laridaen to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police.

Assistant Chief Laridaen joined the Department in 1995 as a Police Officer. In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned as a Patrol Division supervisor where he worked until 2012 when he was assigned as an Administrative Lieutenant, tasked with oversight of recruitment, hiring, training and a number of other duties.

In 2015 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and has served as a Patrol Division/East District Commander and, most recently, as the Commander of the Support Services Division.

In his most recent assignment as the Support Services Division Commander he has been responsible for oversight of training, recruitment and hiring, records management, evidence and property control, facilities, project management, COVID-19 pandemic response, and has served as the Department’s Accreditation Manager.

Assistant Chief Laridaen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville (Platteville, WI). He also is a graduate of the 140th Session of the Southern Police Institute (SPI) Administrative Officers Course (University of Louisville, KY); the International Association of Chiefs of Police ‘Leadership in Police Organizations’; and a number of other advanced law enforcement and leadership programs.

Assistant Chief Laridaen is currently the President for the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Executive Association and served as a past board member and President for Free SPIRIT Riders for many years.

In a press release issued late Thursday (11/11/2021) Chief Goldstein said, “Assistant Chief Jason Laridaen is committed to building a culture of understanding, caring, compassion, and professionalism. Assistant Chief Laridaen has participated in courageous conversations, the Humanity Project, and many listening sessions and is mindful of the great responsibility that comes with this position. I continue to be inspired by the empathy and compassion Jason has for others and I know he will continue to have a meaningful impact not only internally but also within our incredible community.”