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Training and Standards Bureau

Mailing Address:

Wisconsin Department of Justice
Training & Standards Bureau
17 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 7070
Madison, WI 53707-7070
608/266-7869 (fax)



TSB Director - Vacant


This position is currently vacant.

Stacy



Stacy Lenz
Deputy Director
608/267-3870
lenzse@doj.state.wi.us


Stacy is the Deputy Director, overseeing the direction of policy and operations of the Curriculum, Certification and Justice Program Sections.
  Contact Position Information

Dennis Powers


Dennis Powers
Program & Policy Analyst Advanced
608/266-9441
powersdj@doj.state.wi.us

This position is primarily responsible for the administration of federally-funded criminal justice programs that include: Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, National Criminal History Improvement Program, NICS Act Records Improvement Program, and Project Safe Neighborhoods. In addition, this position staff three subcommittees of the State Criminal Justice Coordinating Council: Data Sharing/Benchmarks, Problem-Solving Courts, and Evidence-Based Practices.

MICHAEL AKSELRUD 


MICHAEL AKSELRUD
Compliance Officer
Senior Training Officer
608/266-7380
akselrudm@doj.state.wi.us

Michael is responsible for academy and agency compliance, reciprocity, the Law Enforcement Accelerated Development (LEAD) program, waivers of preparatory training, and waivers of college credits. Michael is also responsible for writing and updating the LESB Policy and Procedures Manual and the School Director's Manual. He provides proposed revisions to Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapters LES 1 through 9, the rules of the Law Enforcement Standards Board. The field representatives report to Michael.

Miriam Falk 


Miriam Falk
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
608/267-4582
falkms@doj.state.wi.us

MIRIAM FALK JOINED THE DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES, TRAINING AND STANDARDS BUREAU AS AN ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL ON AUGUST 11TH. MIRIAM PREVIOUSLY WORKED AS A PROSECUTOR FOR THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR 27 YEARS. SHE HAS A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY FROM MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY AND A JURIS DOCTOR FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON.

Danielle Long 


Danielle Long
LTE - Program & Policy Analyst Advanced
608/266-7114
longdb@doj.state.wi.us

Danielle is a criminal justice program analyst within the Training and Standards Bureau of the Wisconsin Department of Justice; she is the project manager for the Restraining Order Service Tablet project and coordinates the SANE training program.

Dave Perlman


Dave Perlman
Assistant Attorney General
608/266-1420
perlmandh@doj.state.wi.us

Dave's primary duties include training police and prosecutors on constitutional issues as well as litigating appellate cases dealing with search and seizure and confessions.

Stephanie Pederson


Stephanie Pederson
Law Enforcement Education Consultant
608/261-8641
pedersonse@doj.state.wi.us

Stephanie's primary duty includes working with advisory committees, instructors, and practitioners to develop law enforcement training curricula for the basic recruit academies. She also helps develop other curriculum and training events for law enforcement around the state as needed. Any questions regarding law enforcement training curriculum should be directed to Stephanie.

Michelle Sandry


Michelle Sandry
Jail/Detention Education Consultant
608/267-1327
sandrymm@doj.state.wi.us

Michelle (Shelly) oversees the jail and secure juvenile detention curriculums, and assists with training projects and marketing events throughout the year.

Susan Fischbach


Susan Fischbach
Grant Specialist - Law Enforcement Training Funds
608/266-8803
fischbachsj@doj.state.wi.us

This position is responsible for the law enforcement training funds and issuing reimbursement for training for both basic recruit academy programs and the annual recertification training funds. This position is responsible for auditing all records related to these events and ensuring that the mandatory requirements are met.

Glenn Rehberg


Glenn Rehberg
Training & Curriculum,
Senior Training Officer
608/266-7783
rehbergga@doj.state.wi.us

Glenn writes and revises tactical curriculum for the law enforcement recruit academy. He chairs the Tactical Skills, Scenario, and TECC Advisory Committees. He focuses on use of force and use of deadly force, defensive and arrest tactics, tactical response, handgun and rifle, hazardous materials, tactical emergency medical training, scenario training/testing/safety guidelines, and Incident Command System training. Glenn coordinates the Handgun Qualification Course and the DOJ Concealed Carry curriculum. Glenn develops curriculum for the instructor updates and serves as an instructor at the updates. He also works on other assigned training initiatives.

Dana Vike


Dana Vike
Program & Policy Supervisor
608/267-2781
vikedg@doj.state.wi.us

Dana oversees the certification and training teams within the Training and Standards Bureau. The certification team processes officer employment and certification requests. The training team processes instructor certification and recertification requests; monitors training at the 21 training academies certified by the Law Enforcement Standards Board; develops curriculum for basic law enforcement, jail, and juvenile detention officer training; and develops and administers advanced/specialized training for officers and instructors.

Richard Williams


Richard Williams
Operations Program Associate
608/266-7883
williamsrp@doj.state.wi.us

Richard is the System Administrator for the ACADIS (officer database) system. He is also in charge of law enforcement, jail, and juvenile detention officer certification and makes recommendations for certifications to the Law Enforcement Standards Board quarterly. Richard sends out certification notification letters and certificates to officers certified at the quarterly meetings.
Jannifer Ayers
Grant Specialist
608/267-2115
ayersjl@doj.state.wi.us
Jannifer is responsible for the auditing of agency and individual claims for reimbursement of law enforcement basic training expenses. She is also responsible for the auditing of the annual 24-hour recertification training compliance reports as well as processing the lump sum payments for all law enforcement employers related to that training.
Thessa Phillips
Operations Program Associate
608/267-1931
phillipsta@doj.state.wi.us
Thessa Phillips serves as the Instructor Certification and Recertification Specialist for the Training and Standards Bureau. Thessa processes requests for instructor certification and recertification, Master Instructor Trainer certification and recertification, and Credentialed Instructor registration and registration renewal. She makes recommendations on waiver requests for instructor applicants to the Law Enforcement Standards Board at their quarterly meetings. She also helps coordinate and facilitate instructor updates around the state for the over 3,000 certified instructors.
Maury Straub
LTE-FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
608/215-4842
straubma@doj.state.wi.us
Maury works as one of the LTE-Field Representatives on the compliance team. He provides assistance to agencies and LESB certified training schools to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, applicable Wisconsin Statutes, LESB rules, and LESB policies and procedures. His primary role is to conduct on-site audits of basic training, instructor training and recertification training curriculum delivery and academy operations at LESB-certified academies for compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85. Maury will also conduct on-site visits at law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to ensure compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85 certification standards.

Linda Schmitz
LTE - Compliance Monitor
920/517-9845
schmitzll@doj.state.wi.us
Linda works in the Juvenile Justice Programs Section as a compliance monitor. Linda conducts site visits to ensure compliance under the Office Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) act. Core requirements are sight & sound separation from adult offenders, 6 hour hold compliance, de-institutionalization of status offenders, and reduction of disproportionate minority contact (DMC).

Linda is a retired Assistant Jail Administrator/Juvenile Superintendent who looks forward to working with the Law Enforcement community again.
Ed Liebrecht  Ed Liebrecht
LTE-Field Representative
608/301-6880
liebrechte@doj.state.wi.us
Ed works in Region 1 as one of the five LTE-Field Representatives on the compliance team. He provides assistance to agencies and LESB certified training schools to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, applicable Wisconsin Statutes, LESB rules, and LESB policies and procedures. His primary role is to conduct on-site audits of basic training, instructor training and recertification training curriculum delivery and academy operations at LESB-certified academies for compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85. Ed will also conduct on-site visits at law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to ensure compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85 certification standards.


Region 1 : Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties.
Carol Curfman  Carol Curfman
LTE-Field Representative
608/301-7077
curfmanca@doj.state.wi.us
Carol works in Region 2 as one of the five LTE-Field Representatives on the compliance team. She provides assistance to agencies and LESB certified training schools to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, applicable Wisconsin Statutes, LESB rules, and LESB policies and procedures. Her primary role is to conduct on-site audits of basic training, instructor training and recertification training curriculum delivery and academy operations at LESB-certified academies for compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85. Carol will also conduct on-site visits at law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to ensure compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85 certification standards.


Region 2 : Green, Lafayette, Grant, Iowa, Dane, Columbia, Sauk, Richland, Crawford, Vernon, Jefferson, Dodge and Rock counties.
Dan Ruzinski  Dan Ruzinski
LTE-Field Representative
608/301-7027
ruzinskidg@doj.state.wi.us
Dan works in Region 3 as one of the five LTE-Field Representatives on the compliance team. He provides assistance to agencies and LESB certified training schools to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, applicable Wisconsin Statutes, LESB rules, and LESB policies and procedures. His primary role is to conduct on-site audits of basic training, instructor training and recertification training curriculum delivery and academy operations at LESB-certified academies for compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85. Dan will also conduct on-site visits at law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to ensure compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85 certification standards.


Region 3 :

Fond du Lac, Calumet, Brown, Winnebago, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Brown, Kewaunee, Door, Menominee, Oconto, Langlade, Marinette, Forest, Florence and Manitowoc counties.

Eileen Richards  Eileen Richards
LTE-Field Representative
608/301-7002
richardset@doj.state.wi.us
Eileen works in Region 4 as one of the five LTE-Field Representatives on the compliance team. She provides assistance to agencies and LESB certified training schools to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, applicable Wisconsin Statutes, LESB rules, and LESB policies and procedures. Her primary role is to conduct on-site audits of basic training, instructor training and recertification training curriculum delivery and academy operations at LESB-certified academies for compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85. Eileen will also conduct on-site visits at law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to ensure compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85 certification standards.


Region 4 : Marquette, Waushara, Portage, Adams, Juneau, Wood, Clark, Monroe, Jackson, La Cross, Trempealeau, Buffalo, Marathon, Green Lake and Waupaca counties.
Scott Sleeter
LTE-Field Representative
608/301-6025
sleetersk@doj.state.wi.us
Scott works in Region 5 as one of the five LTE-Field Representatives on the compliance team. He provides assistance to agencies and LESB certified training schools to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, applicable Wisconsin Statutes, LESB rules, and LESB policies and procedures.  His primary role is to conduct on-site audits of basic training, instructor training and recertification training curriculum delivery and academy operations at LESB-certified academies for compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85. Scott will also conduct on-site visits at law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to ensure compliance with Wisconsin State Statute § 165.85 certification standards.


Region 5: Eau Claire, Dunn, St. Croix, Chippewa, Taylor, Lincoln, Oneida, Price, Ashland, Sawyer, Rusk, Barron, Polk, Burnett, Bayfield, Iron, Vilas, Pierce, Pepin, Douglas, and Washburn counties.


Nina Emerson
Juvenile Justice Specialist
608/261-6626
emersonnj@doj.state.wi.us

Nina Emerson works in the Justice Programs Section as the Juvenile Justice Specialist and Compliance Monitor. In this combined role, she is responsible for administering the juvenile justice grants, monitoring grantees, staffing the Governor's Juvenile Justice Commission and conducting compliance monitor site visits to insure that facilities comply with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Nina was the director of the Resource Center on Impaired Driving at the University of Wisconsin Law School where she worked for 21 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1989 from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and her juris doctor in 1992 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.


Andrea Waters
Communication Specialist
608/264-6377
watersae@doj.state.wi.us

As the Communication Specialist, Andrea is responsible for managing and maintaining the T&S Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as coordinating, designing and distributing the T&S Express. She also provides administrative support for both the Certifications section and the Justice Programs section in addition to our supervisory staff and directors.

GENTILE, SABRINA


Sabrina Gentile
Justice Programs Coordinator
608/266-7639
gentilesm@doj.state.wi.us

The Justice Programs Coordinator provides professional support for the operation of the program planning and administration activities of the Justice Programs Section of the Department of Justice. The Justice Programs Coordinator works extensively with the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice programs.

HAWKINS, KATIE


Katie Hawkins
Grant Specialist - JJ Funds
608/266-7949
hawkinskd@doj.state.wi.us

Katie works in the Juvenile Justice Programs Section as a Grants Specialist. Katie is responsible for coordinating state and federal award balances of assigned Juvenile Justice and Criminal Justice programs and all the subgrantees awarded the funds. She is also responsible for coordinating the flow of grant applications from the initial application through the award stages to the end of the project. She also processes sub-grant payments, tracks federal award and sub-grantee balances and reports data back to the Federal Government.

LUSHAJ, RENEE


Renee Lushaj
Justice System Improvement Specialist
608/266-7864
lushajrg@doj.state.wi.us

This position is primarily responsible for providing technical assistance related to the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion Program (TAD) and Drug Court Program throughout the State of Wisconsin. The position provides support, both remotely and in-person, to participating counties and tribes in their efforts to establish, implement and administer a successful TAD project in their communities. This position also performs on-going analysis of TAD projects to ensure utilization of evidence-based practices and fidelity to program standards.

Matthew Raymer 


Matthew Raymer
Justice Programs Chief
608/261-4374
raymermc@doj.state.wi.us

Matt manages federal and state criminal justice programs including the Justice Assistance Grant program, Project Safe Neighborhoods, the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program, National Criminal History Improvement program, National Instant Check System, Juvenile Accountability Block Grant, Title II, Title V, Justice System Training, Treatment Alternatives and Diversion, and others. He provides broad policy guidance in applying federal and state program priorities and supervises professional program experts who help develop, implement, and analyze program participants' standards and outcomes.

Maule Katherine D.


Katie Maule
Operations Program Associate
608/266-7682 maulekd@doj.state.wi.us

This position processes the DJ-LE-303 Verification of Employment Standards and Application for Certification form, the DJ-LE-303N Notification of Officer Status Change form, and Wilenet and Acadis accounts and registrations. This position also serves as a backup to the main administrator for the ACADIS (officer database) system, and provides general support to the rest of the Training and Standards Bureau.

Sarah Tupper


Sara Tupper

Justice Programs Coordinator
608/266-9764
tuppers@doj.state.wi.us

This position is responsible for providing high-level program support to the Justice Programs Section. This position also provides program and policy assistance to the Sections' other program and policy analysts and grants specialists, and assists with the administration and program support for the Section's various federal grant programs.

Sarah Tupper


MARY PAT LIEVEN
LTE - COMPLIANCE MONITOR
608/354-3225
lievenmp@doj.state.wi.us

Mary Pat works in the juvenile justice programs section as a compliance monitor. Mary Pat conducts site visits to ensure compliance under the office juvenile justice and delinquency prevention (OJJDP) act. Core requirements are sight & sound separation from adult offenders, 6 hour hold compliance, de-institutionalization of status offenders, and reduction of disproportionate minority contact (DMC). Mary Pat retired from the Washington County Sheriff's Department after 33 years where she was both the juvenile detention superintendent and juvenile court intake worker

Sarah Tupper


Reisha Mitchell
Disproportionate minority contact coordinator
608/267-1314
mitchellra2@doj.state.wi.us

Reisha Mitchell works in the justice programs section as the disproportionate minority contact coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for providing leadership so Wisconsin can address the disproportionate number of minority individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system. This includes development of the statewide DMC Program and Compliance Plan; coordination of program planning with the Governor's Juvenile Justice Commission and the State Criminal Justice Coordinating Council; and providing public education, outreach and coordination of services to state and local agencies and local communities related to Disproportionate Minority Contact. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Reisha was an Assistant State Public Defender. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Juris Doctor in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.