The City of Lodi issued of press release Thursday, April 25 announcing Police Chief Scott Klicko has resigned from his position. The release states he is resigning to pursue other opportunities in law enforcement.
Mayor Jim Ness declined to comment on Klicko’s resignation.
Klicko has served as chief of police for the City of Lodi for nearly four years. He was promoted to the position from sergeant after four months. Prior to that, he served as a police officer for the department beginning in January of 2012.
During his time as an officer, Chief Klicko received the American Legion Law and Order Award, as well as the Lodi Community Action Team Caring for Youth with Lodi Pride Award. As chief, he was recognized by the Prevention and Response Columbia County coalition for his role in creating and supporting the organization.
Along with these accolades, Klicko instituted the first ever K9 unit for the department. He also successfully completed the Leadership in Police Organizations course through the Wisconsin Department of Justice and International Association of Chiefs of Police and is slated to graduate from the UW-sported Command College in June of 2019, making him a certified public manager.
In addition, he was a founding member of the Columbia County Treatment Court and active member of the Lodi Community Action Team.