Paige Valenta is an Assistant Chief with the City of Madison Police Department in Madison, Wisconsin, a department with 479 sworn officers and 119 civilian staff. As Assistant Chief of Operations, she oversees patrol and investigative resources in each of Madison’s six police districts. She also commands MPD’s Special Events Team, Canine Unit, and Mounted Unit. She is a member of the National Institute of Justice’s Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science Scholars (LEADS) Program. She has worked in a variety of assignments throughout her policing career, including as a district captain, a detective lieutenant, a patrol sergeant, a detective, a SWAT operator, and a patrol officer. She has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.