Caragan Hollenbeck is the daughter of Chad and Wendy Hollenbeck. Caragan is currently a sophomore attending Memorial High School in Eau Claire. She is the granddaughter of David H. Malone, 104th Session. Dave is currently the Law Enforcement Business Development Manager with American Military University. He retired as Chief of the Eau Claire Police Department in 1998 following 32 years of service.
Caragan’s cumulative GPA at time of application was 3.810. In addition to academics, Caragan is very active in extra-curricular activities which include being a varsity member of the Forensics’ Team, a Chess Club member, a member of the Memorial Improv Team, a Partners Club member, and a member of the Documentary Theatre Group.
Caragan also finds the time to actively participate in various community and faith-based volunteer activities.
Congratulations to Caragan, her parents and grandparents. Enjoy your YLP experience!
|$1,000||Meredith Delain||Todd Delain||252nd||Brown County Sheriff's Office|
|$500||Mallory Veeser||James Veeser||242nd||Sheboygan Police Department|
|$500||Cal Porter||Kerry Porter||254th||Dane County Sheriff's Office|
|$500||Kyle Engels||James Engels||261st||WI DOJ - DCI|
|$500||Gina Frenette||Jeffrey Frenette||168th||WI State Patrol - Retired|
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. Acting Sheriff Richard R. Schmidt began his career as a deputy with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office on June 6, 1986, and was promoted to Sergeant in 1996. Further promotions included Captain in January 2002, Deputy Inspector in January 2003, Inspector of Detention Services in February 2006, and Inspector/Senior Commander in 2010. On September 1, 2017, Schmidt assumed the role of Acting Sheriff of Milwaukee County upon the resignation of Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. on September 1, 2017. Schmidt formerly served as Under Sheriff. Sheriff Schmidt holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Administration, both from Hyles-Anderson, Crown Point, Indiana. He also earned a doctorate degree from Northland International University. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Executive Management Program, the National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence progran, and the F.B.I. National Academy. He attended Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and completed training by the Wisconsin Jail Association and National Institute of Corrections - Large Jail Networks.
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.
Chief Alphonso Morales, 245th Session, was named Chief of Police of the Milwaukee Police Dept. on April 5, 2018, until January 2020. He served as the Interim Police Chief since February 15, 2018. Chief Morales was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department in 1993. As an officer, he was assigned to District Two and the Vice Control Division. In 1999, he was promoted to Detective working various assignments in the Criminal Investigation Bureau. From 2003 until 2009, he served as Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigation Bureau. In 2010, he transitioned to the Patrol Bureau. He later worked assignments in Internal Affairs, the Police Academy, and HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas). From 2004 to 2013 he was the Crisis Negotiator Commander of MPD’s negotiators unit. In 2013, Chief Morales was promoted to the role of Commanding Officer of District Two. He also ran MPD's Project Safe Neighborhood - High Value Target program, a department-wide initiative designed to reduce violent crime by focusing on some of the worst gun offenders in the Milwaukee community.
Chief Morales holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Carroll University. He has taken masters level classes at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Chief Morales is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).
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.
Richard "Rick" D. Wellner, 169th Session, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (Retired).
EOW – April 5, 2018.