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Dubuque police chief retiring

DUBUQUE (KWWL) - After 30 years in law enforcement, eight years with the City of Dubuque, Dubuque Police Chief Kim B. Wadding has announced his retirement.

Chief Wadding will leave his position May 29, 2009.  "I look forward to the new things retirement brings, and appreciate having been a part of the Dubuque Police Department and the City leadership team."  

City Manager Michael Van Milligen said the search process for Wadding's replacement will begin soon. "Over these past 8 years Kim has done a great job for Dubuque and he will be missed," said Van Milligen.  "His many accomplishments include increasing the size of the department by 19 percent, creation of the jail diversion program, expansion of the community-oriented policing (COP) unit, and adoption of the territory accountability design patrol system."

In June, Chief Wadding and his wife Judy will move to Des Moines where Judy, an ordained United Methodist minister, has been appointed to serve as pastor for the Easton Place United Methodist Church.

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