Superior Police Chief announces retirement

Chief Nicholas Alexander has announced his pending retirement from the Superior Police Department.

Alexander’s retirement will be effective at the end of January 2024.

A statement from the city stated, “The City of Superior is grateful for Chief Alexander’s unwavering commitment, passion, and vision. His retirement marks the end of an era, but his legacy will undoubtedly endure as a source of inspiration for future law enforcement leaders.”

“Nick Alexander is the best police chief in Wisconsin, and probably in the United States,” stated Mayor Jim Paine. “He pushed his fellow officers to innovate their department and to emphasize service and respect for every citizen, every day. While Chief Alexander’s retirement is a real loss to Superior, his intellect, courage, and vision improved our city every year of his service. I was honored to work with him and I’m grateful for his service.”

Alexander joined the Superior Police Department in 1998 and assumed the role of Chief in 2015.

He was heavily involved in the Pathways to Hope program and the Coordinated Response Specialist program; the former focuses on how law enforcement responds addiction-related crimes and the latter assists those  struggling with mental health issues, drug addiction, and homelessness.