- Captain David Goodwin, Washington University PD, email@example.com, 314.456.1100
- Investigator Eric Sathers, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 218.428.8790
- Lt. Matthew Menard, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, email@example.com,
- Sgt. Cynthia Estrup, UWGB, firstname.lastname@example.org, 920.465.2814
- Sgt. Tony Decker, UWGB, email@example.com, 920.569.9114
- Police Chief David Jones, UWGB, Jonesd@uwgb.edu, 920-376-3157
- Lt. Andrew Opperman, Green Bay WI PD, Andy.Opperman@greenbaywi.gov, 920.819.9901
- Lt. Brad Strouf, Green Bay WI PD, Brad.Strouf@greenbaywi.gov, 920.639.6631
- Lt. Steven Mahoney, Green Bay WI PD, Steve.Mahoney@greenbaywi.gov, 920.639.6659
- Sgt. Michael Prachel, firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Sgt. Kari Tomlin, email@example.com, 608.369.0468
- Sgt. Shawn Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 248.202.4013
- Corrections Sgt. Samantha Koscher, email@example.com, 920.229.9004
- Lt. Travis Linskens, firstname.lastname@example.org, 920.716.8387
- Lt. Zach Roberts, email@example.com, 608.339.3304
- Lt. Brent Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 715.218.3389
Captain, Assistant Chief of Police David Goodwin, Washington University Police Department, email@example.com ~ 314-456-1100
I am a captain with WUPD. I oversee the day-to-day patrol operations of the department and serve as Assistant Chief of Police.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Michigan University (NMU) and have worked in the law enforcement and campus security field for over 28 years.
I enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard in 1986. I was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1992 after completing the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at NMU and recently retired from the US Army Reserve at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. I am a decorated veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I am a published author and have written two books about the history and hauntings at military bases around the country. I currently live in Florissant, Missouri with my wife.
Lieutenant Matthew Menard, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 608-697-6757
I have been with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office since 2011 and have been assigned to patrol throughout. In 2016 I was promoted to patrol sergeant where I was tasked with supervising the second shift deputies and managing a policing contract for one of our local villages. \
At the end of 2019 I was promoted to my current position of patrol lieutenant.
Chief of Police David Jones, University of Wisconsin Green Bay Police Department, email@example.com ~ (920) 376-3157
Chief of Police for an NCAA Division 1 State University. Oversees all Police Operations and Emergency Management for the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay and its four campuses (Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan).
Dave is a retired Special Agent with the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) who served in multiple leadership capacities to include Special Agent In Charge (SAIC), European Anti-Terrorism Specialty Team (E-AST) Superintendent, Field Investigative Squadron Superintendent and USAF Special Investigations Academy (Det 1) Superintendent.
Dave additionally serves as a Wisconsin Department of Justice certified instructor (Constitutional Law, Fire Arms, etc.) and holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from the American Military University. Dave is a published criminal justice author and serves as a guest speaker on the topics of Anti-Terrorism as well as Active Shooters.
Dave is Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dave also serves his local community as a firefighter with the Village of Harrison Fire Rescue Department.
Emergency Manager Sergeant Cindy Estrup, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 920-723-9510
I am a strategic and collaborative leader with two decades of law enforcement experience, including nine years at the management level. I deeply and personally understand the changing law enforcement landscape of which I am a part. In my previous roles within law enforcement I was afforded specialized training and experience in sensitive crime investigations which allowed me to work directly with victims to explain their rights and ensure they received the support they needed. As a supervisor I have administrative experience in scheduling, budgeting, managing officer training opportunities, supervising officers, and collaborating with community partners. I believe in the importance of giving back to our younger officers and providing mentoring opportunities.
It is my belief that good leadership is strengths-based and provides team members an opportunity to use their strengths and skills in leadership roles within the department. As a leader, it is my job to build well trained and inclusive leaders within my department who are problem-solving and solutions focused. I am deeply committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. During my career, I have had many opportunities both personally and professionally to live out that commitment. While completing my Master’s Degree in Counseling, I was a 2017 recipient of the National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship. We have to continue to work to remove the barriers and better understand the communities we live in and serve.
Investigator Eric Sathers, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, email@example.com ~ 218-428-8790
I am currently an Investigator with the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office in Northern Minnesota. I am assigned to the criminal investigations division out of our Duluth office. I have worked as an investigator for about 8 years; 6 of which I was assigned to our regional ICAC task force. In addition, I have numerous collateral duties including that of team coordinator for our 140 person regional Child Abduction Response Team. I helped start our team nearly 5 years ago and have helped it grow from just a few agencies to now representing three counties, and over 15 law enforcement and civilian agencies. In addition, I am also coordinator of our Crisis Negotiations Team (part of our Emergency Response Team) and oversee a team of 6 negotiators. I am also an ICOR robot operator and peer support team member. I have been with the Sheriff’s Office for a total of about 16 years. During that time, I have previously worked patrol, background investigations and as a field training officer. Prior to my time with the Sheriff’s Office, I worked for about 2 years in the correctional field.
My educational background includes a bachelor of arts degree in criminology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and POST certification from Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Lieutenant, Chief of Staff Brad Strouf, Green Bay Police Department, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ (920) 664-2211
I am a 21 year veteran of the Green Bay Police Department, the last 8 years at the rank of lieutenant. Prior to working in Green Bay, I worked for the City of Two Rivers as a patrol officer for 8 years.
My current position is the Chief of Staff which is the assistant to the Chief of Police with direct report to the chief. I have been a patrol supervisor and operations lieutenant during my time as a lieutenant.
I’m excited to be a member of this class and very much look forward to actively participating in discussion and learning how to enhance my abilities as a supervisor and leader of the department.
Lieutenant Brent Olson, Wausau Police Department, email@example.com ~ 715-218-3389
Brent is a fifteen-year veteran of the Wausau Police Department and is currently assigned to night shift patrol as a Patrol Lieutenant. Brent previously served in the department’s Community Resource Unit where his primary focus was drug and nuisance property investigations. As a member of the Wausau Police Department, Brent has served as a field training officer, a member of the department honor guard, a member of the Crash Reconstruction Team, an explorer post advisor, an instructor, and multiple other roles.
In 2010, Brent was certified as a Drug Recognition Expert. He also holds instructor certifications as a Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor, Drug Recognition Expert Instructor, SFST MIT, Vehicle Contact Instructor, PIT Instructor, and as a General Law Enforcement Instructor. Over the past several years, Brent has instructed numerous ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) and DITEP (Drug Training for Educational Professionals) classes throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Brent received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He holds a Master’s of Science in Management degree through Broadview University.
Brent is an adjunct faculty member at North Central Technical College in Wausau where he has instructed topics and courses in SFST’s, Drugs that Impair Driving, OMVWI Processing, Vehicle Contacts, Drug Identification, Report Writing, Ethics, and various other law enforcement topics. Brent served as the Criminal Justice Program Chair at the Broadview University Wausau Campus where he oversaw the Criminal Justice Program and instructed classes in both the associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs.
Professional Standards Division Lieutenant Andy Opperman, Green Bay Police Department, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 920-819-9901
I Joined the Army Reserves in 1998 and Spent 8 years as a Combat Engineer, completing a combat tour in Iraq as Sergeant from 2003-2004. While in the reserves I also attended Concordia University of Wisconsin where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. I attended the Wisconsin Police Corp Academy in 2004 and was hired by the Green Bay Police Department in 2004. In my 16 years with the Green Bay Police Department I have been a Field Training Officer, a diver with the dive team, a part of the CCIT Team and a trainer on the Training Unit. I also currently instruct at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College as an Adjunct instructor for the police academy. I was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and have served as Patrol Lieutenant, Detective Lieutenant and currently as a Professional Standards Lieutenant where I am tasked with training, internal affairs, and hiring. I am also in charge of the honor guard and a Field Training Coordinator. I attended Leadership in Police Organizations in 2017. I look forward to the challenge and learning this course will bring, giving me the ability to better myself as a leader.
Lieutenant Steve Mahoney, Green Bay Police Department, email@example.com ~ 920-883-5052
I am a Lieutenant at the Green Bay Police Department. O originally went to college as a Computer Science major at UW-Oshkosh in the early 1990’s. I quickly realized that sitting behind a desk staring at lines of code was not for me. I tried other majors but I have always been drawn to Law Enforcement. I started my law enforcement career in 2000. I was originally a deputy at the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department. I worked there as a road deputy for 7 years. In July of 2007 i was hired at the Green Bay police Department as Green Bay is my hometown and I always wanted to work for GBPD. I am currently assigned as the Lieutenant in charge of the Community Police Division. I am also one of the officers in charge of the Green Bay Police Department Dive Team. During my free time I love to golf and spend time travelling. I am married and have a 17 year old daughter that is a senior in High School and a 27 year old step daughter that is in Human Resources.
Sergeant Michael Prachel, Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 920-229-3423
I have been employed with the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office since 2006, am was recently promoted to Patrol Sergeant. The majority of my career I have spent working night shift patrol as a Deputy Sheriff, focused on proactive traffic enforcement. I have been a certified Drug Recognition Expert since 2014 and K9 Handler since 2015, which encompasses much of everyday duties. Additionally, I am an instructor in several course topics at my agency, including DAAT (Defense and Arrest Tactics), Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and Tactical Response. I have been a team member of the Green Lake Combined Tactical Unit (SWAT) since 2011, and was appointed to the Team Leader position in 2019.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2006, majoring in Criminal Justice, and attended the Law Enforcement Recruit Academy at the Fox Valley Technical College.
Sergeant Tony Decker, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Police Department, email@example.com ~ 9205699114
I stated law enforcement in 2006 after graduating from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Upon graduation, I served as a patrol officer for the City of Clintonville (WI) police department and earned a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from ITT Technical Institute. Also during this time I obtained licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician and provided services with County Rescue Services.
While working for Clintonville Police, I worked as a Claims Review Analyst and then progressed into a Special Investigator role within Human Health Insurance. I worked a an SI in the Special Investigations Unit investigating health insurance fraud nationwide and across all policy platforms.
In 2011 I took a position with the University of Wisconsin as a Patrol Officer and moved into an investigative role quickly. I am now a Police Sergeant in a secondary leadership role and serve in many capacities. I currently am the Administrative Sergeant, Investigative Supervisor, Dispatch Supervisor, Supervisor of Parking Operations, and a department LESB instructor in many different topics.
Sergeant Kari Tomlin, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 608-369-0468
I have been employed with the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office for over 7 years working in the jail and communications center. During that time I completed my Master’s of Science degree in Emergency Management with a concentration in Public Administration. In 2017 I was promoted to Sergeant and in 2018 assisted our Emergency Management Director with the flooding and tornados that impacted our county. In 2019 I resigned from my full-time position and started working for Wisconsin Emergency Management. I worked there through several different disaster activations in the State Emergency Operations Center and also through COVID-19. I am now back full time with the Sheriff’s Office working as a Sergeant in the jail and communications center.
Corrections Sergeant Samantha Koscher, Green Lake County Sheriffs Office, email@example.com ~ (920) 420-8208
My name is Samantha Koscher. I have been employed with the Green Lake County Sheriffs Office working in the Jail Division for about 5 years, with 3 of those years working as a Corrections Sergeant. Prior to working for the County, I worked as a law enforcement officer in the State of Wisconsin for about 3 years. When not on duty, I enjoy spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. I hope to improve on my leadership and problem solving skills to better assist my Agency. I am also excited to learn more about myself and my strengths and weaknesses.
Lieutenant Travis Linskens, Outagamie Sheriff’s Office, Travis.Linskens@outagamie.org ~ 920-309-2801
Hello. My name is Travis Linskens and I am currently the Patrol Lieutenant with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office. As the Patrol Lieutenant, I oversee the Dive Team, Snow Patrol Team, Boat Patrol Team, K9’s, Drone Team and Frontline Supervisors. I am also the Officer in Charge of the Emergency Response Team and am responsible for overseeing all team training and callouts. Before my current role, I also worked in the capacity of Staff Sergeant, Investigator, Law Enforcement Specialist and Deputy.
Prior to the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office, I worked for the City of Seymour Police Department as an Officer for approximately 4 years.
I am a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Speech Communication. Before NMU, I obtained my associate’s degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Criminal Justice.
- Online Portion of the course: January 4, 2021 – June 13, 2021 [240 hrs. Self-paced]
- Residency Portion of the course: June 14-25, 2021 [80 hrs., in person or online TBD]
Residency will be scheduled LIVE or VIRTUALLY — Announcement incoming!
- Lt. Brad Strouf
- Captain David Goodwin (Team Leader)
- Lt. Brent Olson
- Sgt. Tony Decker
- Police Chief David Jones
- Lt. Steve Mahoney
- Sgt. Samantha Koscher (Team Leader)
- Sgt. Michael Pracher
- Investigator Eric Sathers
- Sgt. Cindy Estrup
- Lt. Andy Opperman (Team Leader)
- Lt. Zachary Roberts
- Sgt. Kari Tomlin (Team Leader)
- Lt. Matthew Menard
- Lt. Travis Linskens
- Sgt. Shawn Wilson
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