Thorp police chief, UWL police sergeant among finalists for UW-River Falls police chief

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Thorp police chief and a UW-La Crosse police sergeant are among three finalists for UW-River Falls Police Chief.

University Communications at the school says Thorp Chief of Police Sharon Verges was interviewed for the job on Tuesday, and Sgt. Scott McCullough from the UW-La Crosse Police Department will interview Thursday. A third candidate, Karl Fleury of the UW-Green Bay Police Department, interviewed for the job on Monday.

Chief of University Police Richard Trende is retiring from the department. The university is holding a farewell reception for him on Thursday. University Communications says the school hopes to have a new police chief in place as soon as possible.

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