Exemplary 40+ years of public service leadership, emergency management and community accomplishments. Extensive training with the strategic talents and on-the-ground acumen needed to drive positive change in today's challenging times. Sought after expert on emergencies and other catastrophic events. Awarded the honor of being named "One of the Top 100 Law Enforcement Officials/Heroes in the USA." Known and respected for organizing and serving in initiatives addressing public mental health, addiction concerns, racism at all levels of society, socioeconomic impacts and education system challenges. Well respected for impartiality, transparency, strong visions, partnership, open communications, and a judicious personality.
Responsible for mitigating, preparing, responding and recovering from major emergencies and other catastrophic events for 550,000+ people in Dane County, which includes the state capital, a major university and nationally recognized hospitals. Oversee a budget of $1.2 million, of which 30% is supported by grants or other revenue sources.
Oversaw 7 work units for 50 full-time sworn officers and 25 full-time non-sworn employees in both Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Included Investigative Court Services, Dignitary Services, Police & Security, Bike Unit, Horse Patrol, State Safety Office and Communication Unit. Provided protective services to Governor and their family, Lieutenant Governor and visiting dignitaries.
Successfully led the administration and direction of Juvenile Corrections for the state of Wisconsin with an operating budget of nearly $194 million with a juvenile population of 850 and 725 employees. Gave direction and assessed effectiveness of Youth Aid programs in all 72 counties and 5 correctional facilities. Maintained positive relationships and represented division to outside organizations, both public and private.
Gained on-the-ground experience starting as a Junior Police Officer and moved up the ranks to Director of Operations - Deputy Policy Chief for a town of 35,000+ with known economic and racial disparities that boarders directly with the state of Illinois and nearby city of Rockford.
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