Chad Lange retires after nearly 23 years with Fort Atkinson Police Department
DATE: February 13, 2023
TO: Local Media Outlets
FROM: Adrian Bump, Chief of Police
RE: Chad Lange retires after nearly 23 years with Fort Atkinson Police Department
After nearly 23 years with the Fort Atkinson Police Department Captain Chad Lange had his last call Friday, Feb. 10. He was celebrated with a get together at the Fort Atkinson Police Department.
Lange was hired by the Fort Atkinson Police Department Sept. 5, 2000 and began by attending the 10 week Law Enforcement Academy at MATC. Prior to his employment at the Department, Lange served his country in the United States Army from August 1990 to April 1996.
Lange initially served as a Patrol Officer and quickly became a Field Training Officer (FT0). From that point on he remained an integral part of the FTO Team. Officer Lange ran the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program from 2005-2010. In 2008, Officer Lange earned the Jefferson County Officer of the Year award for his part in saving a woman who fell in the river during the heavy flooding in the area.
In October of 2010, Officer Lange was promoted to Lt. Lange and remained the second shift supervisor the rest of his career. In January 2018, Lt. Lange was promoted to Captain Lange. Under his watch, he supervised the FTO program, managed scheduling and payroll, served as the Special Events Coordinator and the Municipal Court Officer all while managing the very busy second shift.
“Captain Lange’s career has been so successful because of his sound judgement, compassion for others and his ability to stay positive throughout his career. Captain Lange impacted countless lives of citizens and colleagues over the years and will be dearly missed by his Law Enforcement family,” said Chief Adrian Bump.
Lange plans to enjoy retirement in Florida with his wife Veronica and their dog Niko.