Interim chief to come from Sheriff's Department

March 6, 2012

The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department will provide an interim police chief for Thiensville following the retirement of current Chief Richard Preston on March 13.

The Village Board discussed an interim replacement in closed session last night and decided to contract with the Sheriff's Department. The interim chief will not be a candidate for the position, Village Manager Dianne Robertson said.

The village received 30 applications for the position and has narrowed the field to six applicants. Interviews with the Village Board will take place March 15 and 16.

The interim chief will likely fill the position for a month or two, she said. She will work out an hourly pay with the sheriff, Robertson said.

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