Waupun Police Chief Search
Officials in Waupun hope to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Police Chief Dale Heeringa by the end of the month. Heeringa retired last Thursday after 41 years with the department. Deputy Chief Scott Louden was named interim Police Chief. Mayor Julie Nickel says there is only one applicant for the position. She says they would like to have someone in the position that can connect with the city. She says they are looking for good officers who want to make a difference in the community, live in the community or the surrounding area. Nickel is also appreciative of Heeringa’s service and dedication to Waupun. She said he had a lot of diversity in the department and had long standing officers who wanted to work for him. Heeringa said before he retired he was hoping the Police and Fire Commission would appoint someone from within the department.