Madison will soon begin a search for a new police chief. Noble Wray announced Wednesday that he’ll retire in late September or early October. Wray is a 28 year veteran with the Madison Police Department, the last nine as chief.
Wray told a press conference that he wanted to retire at the beginning of this year – but also wanted to finish an investigation into the shooting death of Paul Heenan by Officer Stephen Heimsness.
Wray has focused on what he calls “trust-based policing,” which involves the building of relationships between officers and their community. Assistant chief Randy Gaber will be Madison’s interim chief until a permanent replacement is found.