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Longtime UW-Madison police chief retiring

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

Longtime University of Wisconsin-Madison police chief Sue Riseling is retiring.

The 55-year-old Riseling has been chief for 25 years and was the first woman and youngest person to lead a Big Ten university police force.

UW-Madison announced Wednesday that she will retire effective Aug. 7. She will then lead the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, which advocates for members representing more than 1,000 colleges and universities in 10 countries.

Riseling says in a statement announcing her retirement that serving as police chief was her childhood dream. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says she can't think of anyone on campus who has been a more integral part of its recent history.

Assistant Chief Brian Bridges will serve as interim chief.

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