New Mandeville police chief to start Monday

Inventory of fleet and other equipment top priority for mayor

Updated August 5, 2021: Corrects date of last City Council meeting to July 22nd.

MANDEVILLE — Incoming Police Chief Todd Schliem will start work on Monday, August 9th, Mayor Clay Madden announced during a budget work session tonight (August 4, 2021).

Madden said the first item of business Schliem will tackle is an inventory and asset assessment of the department, which he expects to be completed within 60 days.

Part of the budget discussions tonight between the council and the mayor involved upgrading the police department’s fleet of vehicles and other equipment such as laptop computers.


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The City Council voted 4-0 to confirm Schliem, a former FBI Special Agent, at its July 22nd meeting. The council widely praised the choice of Schliem and Mayor Clay Madden’s selection process.

“Your record is obviously impeccable… congratulations on an incredible career… we appreciate your desire to serve this community in an even greater role,” Councilman at Large Rick Danielson said.

I love Mandeville… My kids grew up here… I’m inheriting a great department, otherwise I wouldn’t even have considered it.

— Mandeville Police Chief Designate Todd Schliem

Schliem, 55, a native of Wisconsin, has 22 years of experience as a special agent with the FBI. He was selected by Mayor Clay Madden from among a field of seven interviewees.

Madden said in a press release he made his decision to appoint Schliem after an open search, a series of multiple interviews, and discussions with veteran law enforcement officials in the area.

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Incoming Police Chief Todd Schliem (Mandeville Daily/William Kropog)
Incoming Police Chief Todd Schliem (Mandeville Daily/William Kropog)

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