NA Sisters and Brothers;
As 2017 comes to a close I wanted to talk with you about the FBINA Youth Leadership Program (YLP). As many of you know last year I volunteered to be a mentor in the program.
The YLP is our program designed as a leadership primer for teens aged 14 - 16. The program lasts 9 days and is an intense learning experience with physical training. The teens are quickly moved out of their "comfort zone," with growth and learning occurring on the first day. In all honesty, in the time we are together there are some tears, some pain, lots of encouragement, and personal growth.
I wanted to ask you for your financial support of the YLP. While we are funded from our NA dues there is an opportunity for you to send additional money directly to the YLP when you pay your 2018 dues. As you go through the dues paying process please consider adding in another $10, $20, or more for the YLP. Your increased support will make it possible for us to make YLP 20 an incredible experience for our teens.
Carlista Lund is the daughter of Scott and Aimee Lund. Scott is a graduate of the 230th Session and a Captain with the Fox Valley Metro Police Department. Carlista is currently a sophomore at Kimberly High School in Kimberly.
Carlista’s cumulative GPA is a 4.1619. Carlista is an outstanding representative of her school, where she participates in theatre productions and is an active member of DECA, the Key Club, and a teen leadership program. She is also very active in various local community programs and events.
Camille Bonneville is the daughter of Larry and Kim Bonneville. Larry is a graduate of the 193rd Session and the Lieutenant of Investigative Services with the City of Menasha Police Department. Camille is currently a sophomore, attending St. Francis Xavier High School in Appleton.
Camille’s cumulative GPA is 3.952. She has taken several honors courses and higher level world language courses. Camille is an outstanding representative of her school, where she serves as a class officer and is a member of the Xavier Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. Camille is also member of the varsity tennis team, the JV soccer team, and the orchestra. Camille is also a very active member of her church and the community.
Congratulations to Carlista, Camille, and their parents. Enjoy the YLP experience!
|$1,000||Erin Dunning||Eric Dunning||237th||Ashwaubenon Public Safety|
|$500||Bailey Brandner||Roger Brandner||245th||Columbia County Sheriff|
|$500||Jeffrey Knudson||Troy Knudson||222nd||Rock County Sheriff|
|$500||Alexa Bonneville||Larry Bonneville||193rd||Menasha Police Department|
The Wisconsin Chapter hosted its annual Holiday Luncheon at Weissgerber’s Seven Seas Restaurant on December 7, 2018. The guest speaker was Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, Notre Dame's famous walk-on football star. The Holiday Luncheon was attended by 156 members and guests who enjoyed an excellent meal, keynote address, and year’s end networking opportunity.
The WI Chapter held its annual Mid-Winter Family Outing in February at the Inn on Wood Lake Hotel in Kohler, WI. The event was attended by 62 members and their families. In addition to a restful weekend, opportunities included various winter activities, a tour of the Kohler plant, shopping, and a visit to the Kohler Design Center. The Winter Outing is always a great way for chapter members and their families to relax and re-connect.
Recent Wisconsin FBINA Graduates - 2018
Lieutenant Douglas Teunissen
Sheboygan Police Department
Lieutenant Daniel Hartwig
Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department
Captain Michael V. Kowalski
Marquette County Sheriff’s Office
Promotions and Retirements
Brian O’Keefe, 222nd Session, currently serves as Administrator of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
Brian began his law enforcement career with the Milwaukee Police Department as a Police Aide in 1981 and worked his way through the ranks, primarily in the Criminal Investigation Bureau, retiring in 2008 as the Deputy Chief in charge of the Criminal Investigation Bureau. O’Keefe continued his career with M&I Bank, working in Corporate Security before returning to public service in 2011 at DOJ when he was appointed by former Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to be Administrator of DOJ’s Division of Law Enforcement Services. Attorney General Schimel re-appointed Brian to this same position following his election in 2014. Currently, Brian is also the 2nd vice president of the Wisconsin FBINAA Chapter.
Tony Barthuly, 186th Session, currently serves as Administrator of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES), a position he has held since April 30, 2017. Prior to this, Tony served as the Wisconsin Director of Law Enforcement Training & Standards since 2011.
Tony served the City of Fond du Lac Police Department for over 32 years. He worked his way through the ranks, serving as the Chief of Police prior to his retirement in 2011. Tony is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Session #53. Tony is also a past-president of the Wisconsin FBINAA Chapter.
Dennis Fortunato, 204th Session, was promoted to Director of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Training and Standards Bureau (T&S). Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimmel announced the promotion on January 17th. Dennis had been the deputy director of DOJ’s Crime Information Bureau (CIB) since spring 2012, and served as a law enforcement officer for more than three decades in the Fond du Lac Police Department, eventually being promoted to the rank of major/assistant chief. He earned a B.S. from Marian University and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University. Dennis is a 2001 graduate of the FBI National Academy and the longtime Treasurer of the Wisconsin FBINAA Chapter.
Robert Sloey, 216th Session, retired as Lieutenant of Operations from the Wisconsin State Capitol Police in July of 2017, following 31 years of service.
Richard R. Schmidt, 202nd Session, is currently serving as the Acting Sheriff of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. He formerly served as the Under Sheriff.
Captain Barry Waddell, 251st Session, retired from the West Allis Police Department on 12/29/2017. Barry was the Department's first K-9 Officer and worked in a variety of other positions at the West Allis Police Department during his 30 year career.
Greg Daniels, 260th Session, was promoted to the rank of Captain at the Greendale Police Department, on January 6, 2018.
Edward Lawson, 262nd Session, Milwaukee FBI, retired 1/31/2018.
Joshua Mayers, 262nd Session, Milwaukee FBI, retired 2/23/2018.
Benjamin Bliven, 268th Session, was appointed Chief of the Wausau Police Department on February 26, 2018. Ben has worked for the Wausau Police Department since 2000, when he was hired as a patrol officer. Over the years Ben worked as a drug investigator, patrol supervisor, Administrative Lieutenant, and Patrol Captain. Prior to his appointment to Chief, Ben served as Deputy Chief since December, 2016.
Daniel Van Beek, 260th Session, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant at the West Bend Police Department on March 10, 2018.
Chief Michael Bagin, 232nd Session, retired from the Hartland Police Department on March 3, 2018. Mike served for 31½ years with the department in various positions. He currently serves as the President of the Wisconsin FBINAA Chapter. Mike has taken a position with the Department of Public Safety at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.
Chief Marty Jensen, 242nd Session, retired from the Hudson Police Department on March 16th. Marty began his law enforcement career in 1985 when he was hired as a part-time officer by the City of Hudson, WI police department. In 1987 Marty was hired full-time by Hudson as a patrol officer. In 1996 he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant with Hudson PD, and in 2008 Marty was appointed as Chief.
Congratulations and best wishes to all those recently graduated, appointed, promoted, and recently retired WI FBINAA Chapter members!
End Of Watch
On behalf of the Wisconsin Chapter, our sincere sympathy to the family, loved ones, friends, and associates of:
Harold Lloyd Compton, 72nd Session, Green Bay Police Department
EOW – January 21, 2018.