Dale Burke

Position title: UW-Madison Ombud

Studio portrait of Dale Burke, ombud and retired assistant chief of the UW-Madison Police Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dale Burke, retired from the UW-Madison Police Department as assistant chief in 2010 after 31 years with the department. He began with the department in 1979 as a security officer and was promoted to police officer four months later. During his career with the department, Dale achieved the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant, captain and assistant chief.
Dale was selected to serve as the classified representative co-chair for the Campaign From Within fundraising effort under Chancellor John Wiley and for the Great People Scholarship campaign under Chancellor Biddy Martin. Dale also received a Classified Employee Recognition Award from Chancellor Martin in 2009.
Dale has been a past president of the Fitchburg Lions Club, the Fitchburg Police and Fire Commission, the Dane County Chiefs of Police Association and the UW-Madison Retirement Association.