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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)

Tony Barthuly
Director
608/266-9606
barthulyja@doj.state.wi.us
Tony is the Director of the Training and Standards Bureau.

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.

Gil Hernandez 

GIL HERNANDEZ
Program & Policy Analyst Advanced
This position is primarily responsible for the administration of state-funded justice system improvement programs that include: Treatment Alternatives and Diversion, Youth Gang Diversion, and funding for Beat Patrol activities in the ten police agencies in the state with the highest violent crime rates.

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 five regional 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 in Region 6 as one of the six 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.

Region 6 : Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Door, Menominee, Oconto, Langlade, Marinette, Forest, and Florence counties.
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, 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, 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 :

Jefferson, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Calumet, Brown, Winnebago, Outagamie, Shawano, Green Lake, Brown, 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, 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
Operations Program Associate
608/264-6377
@doj.state.wi.us
Andrea will be working with both our certification and justice programs teams as administrative support to these programs as well as administrative assistant to our supervisory staff and directors.

Barry Reynolds
Training Officer Senior, Career Development Coordinator
608/267-1304
reynoldsba@doj.state.wi.us
Barry is responsible for providing statewide leadership and coordination to develop, revise, maintain and implement leadership and management education training programs to meet identified needs for all levels of integrated law enforcement instruction. Responsibilities include the following: conduct needs assessments, select and facilitate curriculum design teams, define instructional objectives and performance standards and develop instructional materials for training. This position will coordinate and consult with other training providers, including the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System, to develop, review and maintain ongoing training programs designed for the particular needs of law enforcement officers with emphasis on career-development education, leadership and management training.

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.

PHELAN, SARA

Sara Phelan
Training Officer - Event Coordinator
608/264-6364
phelansm@doj.state.wi.us
Sara is primarily responsible for the planning, development, coordination and implementation of training programs and conferences for the Division of Law Enforcement Services and the Office of the Attorney General.

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.