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Chris Tarmann

Capt. Chris Tarmann has been appointed acting University of Wisconsin Oshkosh police chief. Tarmann will serve in this role due to Chief Kurt Leibold’s recent appointment as acting vice chancellor of University Affairs.

“Chris has been employed by the UWO Police Department for about 15 years and has been instrumental in developing a culture of proactive preparedness for emergency situations by sharing his training, experience and knowledge with the community,” Leibold said in an announcement to the campus community. “I know he will ensure the police department will continue its mission with a solid emphasis on relationships, problem solving and crime prevention.”

Tarmann graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human services and began his UW Oshkosh career as a community service officer in 2001. Tarmann then rejoined the UW Oshkosh Police Department as a police officer in 2008, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2011.

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