March 22, 2021
It is with mixed emotions that I write this letter to inform you about my pending retirement on April 26, 2021. I sincerely want to thank you for the distinct honor of serving this special community for three decades. Thirty years ago the Borough of Madison gave a young man a chance to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer and serving in his family tradition of law enforcement and I hope I have not disappointed you.
During my career, I have worked alongside some very special officers who work tirelessly to make this community a safe place to live and work. Please support these outstanding officers no matter what the national temperature is towards law enforcement.
I would also be remiss if I did not thank the present and past mayors, council members and administration who have supported our department and myself over the years. I would also like to thank the Madison Fire Department and the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps who give so much for the sake of others. Over the past 30 years, I have witnessed the full circle of life during my duties and have seen the best and worst society has to offer. I have made many friends in this community along this wonderful journey and although I will no longer be your Chief of Police, I will always be available to help this town and my department in any way I can.
Although my time in a Madison Police uniform is coming to a close, I will always be a Madison Police Officer at heart. I once again thank you for the fond memories and although I don’t know what the next phase of my life will bring, I will always cherish my time serving you and commanding the best men and women in law enforcement I have ever known!
Chief Darren P. Dachisen Sr. #112