Susan Riseling
Chief
University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department


The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executive's Immediate Past President, Chief Susan Riseling, currently leads the Police Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to her appointment in 1991, she served as the second in command at the State University of New York - Stony Brook Police Department. Chief Riseling began her career at the University of Maryland - College Park as the Manager of Security for Residence Life. She attended the University of Maryland for both her undergraduate and graduate work.

At the University of Wisconsin, Chief Riseling has woven problem solving policing with community oriented policing to form an effective approach in dealing with University safety and crime issues. Chief Riseling is considered an expert in date and acquaintance rape, and was featured on national television during the Kennedy - Smith rape trial.

Chief Riseling is currently the General Chair for the International Association of Chiefs of Police College and University Police Section. She also serves on the IACP executive committee.