Thiensville narrows its choice for police chief to two men

April 3, 2012

Dale Racer, the police chief in Twin Lakes, and Scott Nicholson, an officer with the Thiensville Police Department are the finalists for police chief position in Thiensville.

Village Manager Dianne Robertson said the Village Board narrowed the field Monday night in a closed session. There were six candidates considered last night. They were culled from the original field of 40.

Racer, 55, has been chief in Twin Lakes since 2006. Before that he was a member of the Milwaukee Police Department from November 1980 to November 2006. He was a sergeant in Milwaukee. He was a dispatcher in Brown Deer from 1977 to 1980. Racer lives in Rochester.

Nicholson, 56, has been a police officer in Thiensville since October 1984. He also lives in the village.

Robertson said the Village Board will make a final decision at its April 23 board meeting.

"The current Village Board thought it was the new board's decision," Robertson said.

Two seats on the Village Board are contested in today's election. In any scenario, the village will have a new Village President on April 23 since current Village President Karl Hertz did not seek re-election.

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