7-6-17 new waupun police chief hopes to hire deputy from within department

The new Waupun police chief says he is hoping to hire someone from within the department to be the next deputy police chief.  Scott Louden was sworn into office last week as police chief.   Louden says the process is underway to fill the vacant deputy chief position.   “You got to go through a process.  I got to go and present that to the council.  We have an evaluation period after you are replacing a position to make sure there doesn’t need to be any restructuring.  I’m in the process of doing that,”  Louden told WFDL news.  “I do feel that every position is needed here.  We have qualified people internally.”  Louden says one of the challenges facing police departments is finding qualified personnel.