Trende has been Chief of University Police since November 2006. He was Chief of Police in Hudson for 13 years. He retired from that position in 2006. He was also a police officer in Hudson from 1972-2006. The UWRF Police Department is housed in South Hall, which is pictured on this story.
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.