Sue Riseling

Sue Riseling

Executive Director

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)

Sue Riseling leads IACLEA, which has more than 3,400 members in 15 countries. She retired from UW-Madison as the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police in 2016 after 25 years of service.

During her time at UW-Madison, Riseling was Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the world’s largest police leadership organization, with close to 30,000 members in 120 countries. She is the Past President of the Dane County Chiefs of Police and the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, and is the Past President and founder of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives. In 2003 Riseling was awarded the Motorola Law Enforcement Executive of the Year. In 2015, the UW-Madison bestowed the Chancellor’s Award to Riseling for her work serving students, staff and faculty. In 2017, she was awarded the Police Executive Research Forum prestigious Leadership Award and “The Woman of the Year for Philanthropy” from the United Way. In 2013 Riseling’s first book A View From the Interior – Policing the Protests at the Wisconsin State Capitol was published. The book was awarded the Midwest book of the year. 


We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.