Tomah names Scott Holum new police chief

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) — Scott Holum has been named the new police chief of the Tomah Police Department.

The Tomah Police and Fire Commission appointed Holum, the former assistant police chief, to the position after the retirement of Mark Nicholson April 9.

Holum has been a member of the department for more than 22 years, holding positions as patrol officer, sergeant of police, lieutenant, and assistant police chief.

“Chief Scott Holum is excited to represent the Tomah Police Department and the dedicated, professional men and women who work each day for the Tomah community,” said the department in a statement. “Please welcome Scott Holum as the new City of Tomah Police Chief.”

He holds an associates degree in police science, bachelors degree in criminal justice administration and masters degree in organization leadership. He is also a Wisconsin State Certified Public Manager,  Wisconsin Command College Graduate – Class IV, and FBI National Academy Graduate – Session 274.