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2021 Board Member Nominations/Election

Our Chapter bylaws require the nomination and selection of Third Vice-President, advancement of officers, and installment of officers take place at the Annual General Membership Business Meeting, held at the annual Re-trainer. Thankfully, we were able to hold the traditional annual WIFBINAA re-trainer and 2021 General Membership Business Meeting June 2nd-4th of this year. At the General Membership Business meeting, Dan Hartwig, Session #271 was elected 3rd vice-president of the Chapter. Dan is currently the Manitowoc County sheriff. Brown County Sheriff Todd Delain completed his term as the immediate past-president, the post now filled by outgoing president, Brian O’Keefe.


2021 WI FBINAA Chapter Scholarship Award Recipients

Award Applicant Sponsor Session Agency
$1,000 Payton Kudron Sean Kudron 243rd La Crosse Police Department
$500 Emily Heier Tim Heier 253rd Village of Pewaukee Police Department
$500 McKenna Matsen Kurt Kitzman 278th Shawano County Sheriff's Office



CHAPTER CHAT - SPRING 2021

Compiled By: Mike Keller, WIFBINAA Chapter Historian

RETIREMENTS

Jeff HookJeff Hook - Dane County Sheriff's Office

Jeff Hook, 209th Session FBINAA, retired from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office on December 18, 2020 after serving 32 years with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. Jeff previously served with the US Army Military Police Corps, the Cross Plains Police Department, and as Chief of the Blue Mounds Police Department. Jeff worked many positions within the DCSO including sergeant, lieutenant, Administrative Captain, Patrol Captain and became the Chief Deputy in 2011.

 

Tina BraunTina Braun - Fond du Lac Police Department

Tina Braun retired as a Lieutenant from the Fond du Lac Police Department on January 22, 2021, following a 26 ½ year law enforcement career.

During her tenure with the Fond du Lac Police Department Tina served in various roles including K9 handler and Unified Tactics Instructor. Tina was also a member of the Honor Guard and a squad leader on the Field Force Team. For many years Tina was also a very active rider/participant in the annual Police Unity Tour.

In 2009 Tina was selected “Woman Officer of the Year” by the Wisconsin Association of Women Police. Tina is a graduate of the 246th Session of the FBI National Academy.

 

Kelly KentKelly Kent - Oshkosh Police Department

Retired February 10, 2021, from the Oshkosh Police Department after serving more than 30 years. His career in policing began with assignments as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. For the last 13 years he held the rank of Captain, serving as a member of the command staff and successively being in charge of the Investigative, Patrol, and Administrative Bureaus. Kelly holds a MPA degree and is a graduate of the FBINA, 236th Session. In retirement he will be an adjunct instructor teaching Criminal Justice courses online for two local colleges.

 

Daniel TushausDaniel Tushaus - Brookfield Police Department

Dan Tushaus retired as Chief of the Brookfield Police Department on Monday, April 5th, completing a career spanning 44 years, 20 as Chief. Dan is a graduate of the FBINA, 172nd Session.

 

Bill LambBill Lamb - Fond du Lac Police Department

Fond du Lac Police Chief Bill Lamb will retire in May after 33 years in law enforcement, he announced recently.

Lamb started his career at age 20, and 13 years later he became chief of police for the village of North Fond du Lac's police department, a role he kept for a decade. The next decade saw him in the same role in the city of Fond du Lac. During his Fond du Lac years, he led the department to a gold standard in Law Enforcement Accreditation, and to increase the training and preparedness of the officers in the use of force, tactical operations capabilities and active shooter response training.

"As rewarding as it has been, serving as a (chief) for twenty plus years has required considerable sacrifices by my family and the time has come for me to make up some of that time with them," he said. Bill is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 209th Session.

 

David MahoneyDavid Mahoney - Dane County Sheriff's Office

Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney, who has held that office since 2006, plans to retire on May 8th and take on a new role in safety and security with American Family Insurance. Of Mahoney’s 41 years in law enforcement, all but one have been spent with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Senario College and course work through the University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin. In addition, David is a graduate of the 92nd National Sheriff’s Institute, Executive Management Program, the 234th Session of the FBI National Academy and 36th Session of the FBI National Executive Institute (NEI) for Executive Management.

Along with his law enforcement duties in Dane County, WI. David serves on several statewide and national committees to include: National Sheriff’s Association – Board of Directors, Major County Sheriff’s Association – National Secretary, Major County Sheriff’s Association – Committee on Jail Mental Health, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Homeland Security.

 

Jonathan AubartJonathan Aubart - River Falls Police Department

Jonathan Eric Aubart began his career as a Reserve Officer for the River Falls Police Department on 7/6/1988. He began as a patrol officer on 1/27/1993, and was promoted to Police Sergeant on 1/1/2001. On 1/27/2009 he was promoted to Sergeant of Investigations and Youth Services. Upon Chief Leque’s retirement Jonathan served as Acting Chief from October 2015 to January of 2016, whereupon he returned to his role as Sergeant. He was then appointed Deputy Chief of Police on 2/15/2016. Deputy Chief Aubart will retire from the River Falls Police Department on 5/14/2021.

Between 2001 and 2002 Aubart completed the Wisconsin Certified Public Managers Program through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, while taking an active role in Emergency Management for the River Falls Police Department. Jonathan is a 2016 graduate of the 256th Session of the FBI National Academy.

 

MOVING ON

Anna RuzinskiAnna Ruzinski - Menomonee Falls Police Department

President Donald Trump provided the final signature on December 29th for Menomonee Falls Police Chief Anna Ruzinski to become U.S. marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

President Trump nominated Ruzinski for the position in February 2020, but the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate had to approve the nomination. The Senate voted to approve Ruzinski on December 16th.

January 9, 2021 was Anna’s last day with the Village of Menomonee Falls Police Department, where she served as police Chief since 2007. Anna’s law enforcement career began in 1981 when she was hired by the Milwaukee Police Department where she served for 26 years while moving up through the ranks retiring as a Deputy Inspector, before taking the police chief job in Menomonee Falls in 2007. Anna graduated from the FBI National Academy, 175th Session, and holds a bachelor's degree in organizational security and management from the University of Phoenix.

As federal marshal, Ruzinski will be responsible for enforcing all orders of the U.S. District Court in 26 counties in the eastern part of the state, including Waukesha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties. The orders include executing warrants, serving civil processes, seizing and auctioning property and transporting prisoners for federal court.

 

PROMOTIONS

Jim PfisterJim Pfister - City of Oconomowoc Police Department

Jim Pfister was promoted to Chief of Police of the City of Oconomowoc Police Department. Pfister, who has been with the department for 20 years, was sworn in as police chief on Oct. 2, 2020. He replaces Ron Buerger, who had been the chief since 2016. Pfister was hired as an officer in Oconomowoc after four years with the Milwaukee Police Department. He has served as a lieutenant in Oconomowoc, and most recently as captain for the past four years. Jim is a graduate of the 259th Session of the FBI National Academy.

 

 

Mark WatersMark Waters - Menomonee Falls Police Department

On January 20, 2021 the Village of Menomonee Falls Police and Fire Commission unanimously approved Acting Chief Mark Waters as Police Chief. Mark has been with the village for 29 years and the assistant chief for the past 10 years. He had been appointed acting Chief upon the departure of former Chief Ruzinski.

Before coming to Menomonee Falls, Mark was a police officer with the City of Brookfield Police Department for one month and a deputy sheriff with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office from 1988-1992.

Mark is a graduate of the 237th Session of the FBI National Academy, and has been an adjunct instructor at Marquette University since 2007.

 

Jim AdlamJim Adlam - Brookfield Police Department

Brookfield PD Assistant Chief Jim Adlam (221) has been appointed the next Police Chief of the Brookfield Police Department, effective April 6, 2021. Adlam has been with the department for 35 years and has been the Assistant Chief for the past 5 years.

 

 

Bryan FranckowiakBryan Franckowiak - Brookfield Police Department

Bryan Franckowiak was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police on April 6th, 2021. He is an 11 year veteran of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and has been with the City of Brookfield Police Department for 9 years. He has over two decades of experience to include military, fire service, and law enforcement.

Bryan has held many prominent supervisory positions in the law enforcement community. These positions include Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Training Lieutenant, Investigations Captain, and Patrol Captain. Bryan has also been involved in the SWAT community since 2004 and has worked his way from the operator position to Assistant Commander.

Bryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 279th session. Bryan is also a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, and maintains multiple state instructor certifications.

 

WELCOME!

Jeff CaponeraJeff Caponera - Village of Grafton Police Department

Jeff began his career in 1995, in Colorado with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, where he worked for two years. He then moved to the City of Thornton where he remained until moving to Texas in 2003. In 2008, following a brief stint with the Collin County Constable's Office (Pct. 1), Jeff left to pursue an opportunity for advancement, accepting a sergeant's position with the Anna Texas Police Department. In 2014, Jeff was promoted to Lieutenant, followed by an appointment to Interim Police Chief in January 2018. In June of 2018, he was appointed a Chief of the Anna Police Department until his retirement on August 31, 2020.

Jeff began a second career in September, 2020 with his appointment as the Chief of Police with the Village of Grafton Police Department, in Wisconsin. Together with his relocation to Wisconsin, Jeff also became a member of the WI Chapter of the FBINAA.

In addition to being a graduate of the 276th Session of the FBI National Academy, Jeff holds a BS degree in Public Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and is also a graduate of the 53rd session of Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s (ILEA) School of Executive Leadership.

 

END OF WATCH

LaVern Junior ("Sonny") Krause, 88th Session
September 2, 1930 - November 25, 2020

Bruce Bishop, 72nd Session
August 24, 1923 - November 6, 2020

Allen J. Sherven, 179th Session
February 22, 1952 - December 23, 2020

 

End Of Watch

 

 

REMAINING 2021 WI CHAPTER EVENTS

JUNE 2021


Annual WI FBINAA Retrainer, Past Presidents Meeting and Annual Membership MeetingAnnual WI FBINAA Retrainer, Past Presidents Meeting & Annual Membership Meeting
JUNE 1-4, 2021

Location: The Pointe Hotel & Suites, 8269 US-51, Minocqua, WI 54548

Various training topics, including the annual membership business meeting, election of officers, cookout, banquet and great networking opportunities!

 

 

JULY 2021


Annual Golf OutingFBINAA 2021 Annual National Training Conference
July 7-10, 2021

Location: Orlando, Florida

The FBINAA is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is dedicated to impacting communities by providing and promoting law enforcement leadership through training and networking. Designed around your professional development, educational and training needs, the Conference is the most education-packed conference the FBINAA has ever presented! We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in 2021! For more information, please visit: https://fbinaa2021.com/.


AUGUST 2021


Annual Golf OutingAnnual Golf Outing
Friday, August 6, 2021, 10:00 a.m. tee time

Location: Ironwood Golf Course, N6166 Moraine Dr., Sussex, WI

Includes 18 holes of golf with cart, beverage tickets, lunch during golf, dinner after golf, and a golfer's gift. Raffle prizes also available!

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2021


Fall ShootFall Shoot
Date: thursday, september 9, 2021

Location: Waukesha Police Department Range, Waukesha, WI

Join us for firearms training on the range, cook-out, and networking!

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2021


2017 Holiday LuncheonANNUAL Holiday Luncheon & Board Meeting
December 2, 2021

Location: Lepanto Banquet Hall, 350 E. Seven Hills Rd., Port Washington, WI 53074 (located inside Country Inn & Suites Hotel)

Annual Holiday Luncheon. Watch for registration form and more information.