UND police chief retiring after 27 years in postThe University of North Dakota's police chief is retiring at the end of the spring semester.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota's police chief is retiring at the end of the spring semester.
Duane Czapiewski (chuh-PEHS’-kee) has been with the department for 31 years, 27 of them as chief. He tells the Grand Forks Herald that he has been a lifelong gardener and plans to take the hobby more seriously in retirement, along with relaxing at his Minnesota lake cabin and spending more time with family.
The 63-year-old Czapiewski was born in Ardoch. He started his law enforcement career with the Grand Forks Police Department in 1973 and went to work at UND in 1981. He says the yearly influx of new students on campus and changes in administration have kept the job fresh.