2018 Guest Of Honor
Jeffery Deaver

The Writers’ Police Academy is pleased to present our 2018 Guest of Honor, International Best Seller, Jeffery Deaver.

A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, The Times of London, Italy’s Corriere della Sera, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages.

He has served two terms as the president of the Mystery Writers of America.


Special Guest Speaker
Carrie Stuart Parks

It’s an honor to welcome renowned forensic artist Carrie Stuart Parks as our 2018 Special Guest Speaker/Expert. Carrie Stuart Parks is an award-winning, internationally known forensic artist. She travels across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law enforcement professionals including the FBI, Secret Service, and RCMP, and is the most widely known instructor of forensic art in the world.



Guest Presenters/Experts

ATF Special Agent Rick McMahan

Rick McMahan has been in federal law enforcement for over 24 years. From 1992 until 1998, Rick was a Special Agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). He worked person and property crimes on various Air Force bases, as well as supporting AFOSI’s counter-intelligence and white collar crime programs.  In 1998, Rick joined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

As an ATF Senior Special Agent (SSA) Rick has worked a variety of cases within ATF’s mission—-investigating interstate firearms traffickers, case agent handling an undercover operation into outlaw motorcycle gangs, as well as conducting a murder for hire sting, just to name a few. Rick is a certified firearms instructor, and has served as an on-the-job trainer for new agents.

In his free time, Rick enjoys writing and has had his work published, including twice having stories selected for Mystery Writers of America (MWA) anthologies (DEATH DO US PART edited by Harlan Coben and VENGEANCE edited by Lee Child).


Dr. Denene Lofland

Denene Lofland received a Ph.D. in Pathology, with an emphasis in microbiology, from the Medical College of Virginia. As a former biotech company director, Denene managed successful clinical projects that resulted in FDA approval for two new antimicrobial drugs for the treatment of pneumonia and cystic fibrosis. She also supervised several projects, including government-sponsored research which required her to maintain a secret security clearance. Denene is a renowned scientist known for her expertise in DNA, bioterrorism, and new drug discovery, such as supervision of research for pre-clinical anti-infective drug candidates and drug development through Phase III clinical trials, including FDA and/or EMEA regulatory filings of four compounds. She has published several articles in a variety of scientific journals and contributed to the thirteenth edition of Bailey and Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology. Denene currently serves as a professor at Touro University California/College of Osteopathic Medicine.

*Dr. Lofland is sponsored by Patti Phillips.


Dr. Katherine Ramsland

Dr. Katherine Ramsland, director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program at DeSales University, also teaches the forensic psychology track. She holds graduate degrees in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, criminal justice, and philosophy.

Dr. Ramsland has published over 1,000 articles and 59 books, including Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer, The Mind of a Murderer, The Forensic Science of CSI, Inside the Minds of Serial KillersThe Devil’s Dozen: How Cutting-edge Forensics Took Down 12 Notorious Serial Killers, and The Murder Game. Her book, Psychopath, was a #1 bestseller on the Wall Street Journal’s list.

With former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary, she co-authored a book on his cases, The Unknown Darkness: Profiling the Predators among Us, with Dr. Henry C. Lee, The Real Life of a Forensic Scientist, and with Professor James E. Starrs, A Voice for the Dead.

She presents workshops on investigative psychology, jury dynamics, serial murder, and suicidology to law enforcement, psychologists, coroners, judges, and attorneys, and has consulted for several television series. She is currently working on The Psychology of Death investigations for CRC Press.


Howard Lewis

Howard Lewis has practiced martial arts for 20 years and taught for 10. His highest rank is a 5th degree black sash in Esoma Kung Fu. Howard says there are things in books that drive martial artists nuts, and he has taken it upon himself to see that writers receive the best information available.

Howard is a key player in the WPA organization. Without him the bells wouldn’t ring and the whistles would remain, well, whistleless…and there would be no name tags, classes would certainly be in dissarray, and the t-shirts would not arrive on time, if at all. 


Det. Lee Lofland

Lee Lofland is the author of the Writers Digest bestselling book Police Procedure and Investigation, a Macavity Award nominee for best non-fiction mystery. Lee, a former police detective and recipient of the esteemed Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Award for Valor, is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedure and crime-scene investigation. As an expert, Lee has appeared on national television, BBC television, and on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and he has served as a consultant for numerous authors and for TV and film.

Lee’s articles have appeared in newspapers, newsletters, blogs, and in magazines such as Writers Digest and The Writer. He has served as judge for the ITW Thriller Awards and for the MWA Edgar Awards. Lee’s latest release is an audio version of Murder on Minor Avenue, a true crime tale in the anthology Masters Of True Crime: Chilling Stories Of Murder And The Macabre.

Lee is the founder and host of the Writers’ Police Academy.


Det. Marco Conelli

Former NYPD Detective Marco Conelli sets a new standard for learning in the subject of Criminal Investigation. Tactics, techniques, and procedures are brought to life in a thoughtful, provocative forum that provides an expert guide for authors. Tap into his well-traveled career from infiltrating Organized Crime gangs as an undercover officer, to his personal manhunts for the most dangerous people in New York City.

As a writer, Marco Conelli is the creator of The Matthew Livingston mystery series. He has successfully drawn from his vast police experience in creating the suspense and crime-solving fiction that has ignited the Young Adult mystery genre.

Marco is a professional speaker who has been credited for consulting many best-selling authors on police procedure and crime drama. 2016 marks his 7th consecutive appearance at The Writer’s Police Academy.


Michael A. Black

Michael A. Black began his police career as a US Army Military Policeman. He subsequently entered civilian law enforcement and was a police officer in a south suburb of Chicago. He worked in various capacities in police work including patrol supervisor, SWAT team leader, plain clothes tactical sergeant, and investigations. He was awarded the Cook County Medal of Merit in 2010, and retired from police work in 2011. Black is the author of 25 books and over 100 short stories and articles. He has a BA in English from Northern Illinois University and a MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago.

He has written two novels with television star Richard Belzer of Law & Order SVU. Black also writes novels in the Don Pendleton Executioner series. One of these, Sleeping Dragons, was a finalist for Best Novel in the International Media Tie-In Writer’s Association in 2013. His novel Payback was once again nominated in this category in 2014. His latest Executioner novels, Dragon KeyDesert Falcons, and Uncut Terror, are due out in 2015. Black’s latest novel under his own name, Chimes at Midnight, is a thriller set in Washington D. C.


Mike Roche, U.S. Federal Agent (ret.)

Mike Roche has spent almost four decades in law enforcement chasing bad guys. From patrolling the gritty inner city streets of some of the most dangerous cities in America to investigating some of the most devious boardroom criminals, Mike has enjoyed a varied career in local and federal law enforcement. He provides a unique perspective to assist writers on developing characters that are more complex and interesting.


Paul Bishop

A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul Bishop’s career included a three year tour with his department’s Anti-Terrorist Division and over twenty-five years’ experience in the investigation of sex crimes. His Special Assault Units regularly produced the highest number of detective initiated arrests and highest crime clearance rates in the city. Twice honored as LAPD’s Detective of the Year, Paul has also received the Quality and Productivity Commission Award from the City of Los Angeles.

As a nationally recognized interrogator, Paul starred as the lead interrogator and driving force behind the ABC TV reality show Take the Money and Run from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Based on his expertise in deception detection, he currently teaches interrogation seminars for law enforcement and arson investigators nationwide.

Paul has had fifteen published novels, including five in his LAPD. Detective Fey Croaker series. He has also written numerous scripts for episodic television and feature films. He is the co-creator and editor of the popular Fight Card series of hardboiled boxing novels and the Pulse Fiction anthologies. His latest novel, Lie Catchers, is the first in a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall.



NWTC Instructors

Colleen Belongea

Colleen Belongea’s full-time law enforcement experience spans over 22 years serving at the Town of Menasha Police Department and the Green Bay Police Department. Her experience includes active field work as a patrol officer, field training officer, community police officer, mounted patrol officer, SWAT officer, field training supervisor, patrol lieutenant, shift commander, School Resource Supervisor, Detective Supervisor and Training Supervisor.

Throughout her career she has been recognized with the honors: Class President for Executive Development Institute, March 2003 to March 2004; Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Award, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, May 1996; Respect for Law Award, Thursday Breakfast Optimist Club, 1996; Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 1988.

Currently, Colleen serves as an instructor for a variety of academic classes and as a tactical trainer within the Criminal Justice Division. As a professional, her goal is to combine 20+ years of law enforcement experience with the love for teaching in a progressive/reputable educational setting and to function as a vital part of a collaborative educational team in preparing outstanding criminal justice professionals. She looks forward to work with all of you.


Eric Paulowski

Eric Paulowski is a 15 year Paramedic, Firefighter and Police Officer Veteran with Ashwaubenon Public Safety. He has also served many other agencies and municipalities in his Public Safety Role including time with Fond du Lac Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance, Seymour Police Department, and Outagamie County Regional Airport Fire Department. Eric is a law enforcement instructor in Emergency Vehicle Operations, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, First Aid / CPR, Fire Safety and CEW (TASER) disciplines.

Eric has been an adjunct instructor for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) for over 10 years and teaches in the Law Enforcement Academy and multiple Associate Degree Programs. Eric also teaches Firefighter and Emergency Medical Service disciplines often traveling to multiple agencies across the state to train Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians continuing medical education and other specialized trainings as changes are constantly evolving in our industry. Aside from his time educating, Eric is also the President of American Medical LLC, a medical supply distributor for thousands of companies throughout the United States.


Ian Nishimoto

Ian Nishimoto began his law enforcement career at the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff and part-time for the Seymour Police Department and U.S. Marshal Service. He is currently employed part-time for the Black Creek Police Department.

Ian completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and completed his Masters Degree at the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Training and Development. He is a certified master instructor in Defensive and Arrest Tactics, Firearms/Tactical Rifle, Scenario testing and Tactical Response. Certified instructor in Professional Communications, ATK Force-On-Force Scenarios, S.P.E.A.R., Tactical Functional Training and Criminal Justice for the Wisconsin Department of Justice Training & Standards and the Wisconsin Technical College System. He also maintains certifications in Heckler and Koch Tactical Team training, Simunition Supervisory, Field Training Officer, and Emergency Management Awareness. He is currently serving as a full-time instructor for the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Criminal Justice Department.


Jason Weber

Jason Weber has worked in law enforcement since 1990. For 26 years Jason was employed by the Fox Crossing (WI) Police Department, having served as a patrol officer, detective and community policing officer. Jason ‘retired’ in January of 2018 and has transitioned into higher education serving as the Public Safety Training Coordinator at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay (WI).

Since 2010 Jason has been the crime prevention correspondent for a local television morning show and is also the vice president for the Wisconsin Crime Prevention Practitioners Association.

Jason was instrumental in developing Fox Crossing’s Chronic Nuisance Ordinance and Abatement Program. This program has proved to be a success and was recognized as a finalist for the 2008 Sir Robert Peel award by the Wisconsin Association of Community Oriented Police. Jason also spearheaded a coalition that developed the nationally recognized program Good Drugs Gone Bad that targets prescription drug abuse and that program was awarded the 2015 Community Policing Project of the Year by the WI Association of Community Oriented Police.

Jason was awarded the 2010 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year from the WI Prevention Network on Substance Abuse, the 2010 Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year from the WI Crime Prevention Practitioners Association, the 2011 Historian of the Year by the Outagamie County Historical Society and the 2014 Fox Valley Technical College’s Outstanding Alumni Award.

Jason teaches a variety of policing and substance abuse topics for the National Criminal Justice Training Center, Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools, AFYA, Inc. as well through his position at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

Jason is also a published author; having written books on the history of the Town of Menasha and the Village of Kimberly and also three on Active Shooter Incidents.

He  is presently working on his next history book, this one on the history of the Fox River Lock system.


Kevin Rathburn

Kevin Rathburn became a full-time faculty member at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2000 after having served as an adjunct instructor for nine years. Prior to that, Mr. Rathburn served for ten years as an Assistant District Attorney for Brown County in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  In 2004, Mr. Rathburn also became the Municipal Judge for the Village of Suamico.  Mr. Rathburn holds BAs in political science and economics from St. Norbert College (1987) and a JD from Marquette University Law School (1990).

While in Law school, Mr. Rathburn served as a law clerk to several Milwaukee Circuit Court Judges handling civil and criminal matters and the appeal of cases from the local boards and municipal court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also completed an internship in public sector labor law with the law firm of Mulcahy and Wherry and an internship with Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance Company of Milwaukee.

Mr. Rathburn is a State Certified Instructor for the Wisconsin Technical College System. He is also certified by the Department of Justice, Training and Standards Board in the areas of Child Maltreatment, Constitutional Law, Corrections Law, Courts and Jurisdiction, Criminal Law, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, Domestic Violence, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Interviews and Interrogation, Juvenile Law, Report Writing, Sexual Assault and Sensitive Crimes. Mr. Rathburn recently helped create a Juvenile Law Manual and update to the Criminal Law Manual for the Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau.

Mr. Rathburn is a current member of the Department of Justice Legal Context Advisory Committee and has served on the Committee since 2005.  He has also served as a Commissioner on the Governor’s Commission on School Violence from 1994-95 and the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission from 1996-2002. He is a past member of the Brown County Youth Aids Committee, Brown County Council on Child Sexual Abuse, Brown County Subcommittee on Underage Drinking, Brown County Consortium on Dysfunctional Families and St. Vincent Hospital’s Child Health Team.

Since 1991 Mr. Rathburn has made presentations on a wide variety of legal topics at numerous conferences including the Wisconsin Jail Association, Wisconsin Juvenile Officers and Juvenile Intake Workers, the State of Wisconsin DARE Officers Association, the Wisconsin Criminal Justice Instructors, the Wisconsin Arson Investigators and the Wisconsin Criminal Investigator’s Association. Mr. Rathburn frequently provides legal updates for law enforcement and correction agencies. He has also provided in-service training for Unified Tactical instructors, administrators, jail officers, dispatchers and casino security staff. Mr. Rathburn is also a frequent speaker for the State Supreme Court in its training of Municipal Judges and Court Clerks in Wisconsin.

In 1994, Mr. Rathburn received the Optimist Law Award for his contribution to the legal field. He also received an Outstanding Teacher Award in 2004, 2005, and 2006 from Who’s Who Among Teachers in American Universities & Colleges. He was also selected for Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty for 2007 and 2008.

Mr. Rathburn says his family is the most important part of his life. He spends as much time as possible with his wife, Beth, and their three sons, Sam, Jack, and Ben. He enjoys working and spending time with them in and around their home especially landscaping and gardening. He spends many of his late evening hours writing legal updates and manuals for law enforcement officers as well as reading about the law. He also likes reading espionage or mystery novels and watching movies. He is an avid Packers fan and enjoys most sports. He especially enjoys walks with Beth and their dogs, Sophie and Hope.


Mary VanHaute

A retired college educator, Mary VanHaute has 30 years’ experience in adult education. Her avocation includes years of service to law enforcement related organizations including the coordination of National Police Week ceremonies in Green Bay, WI, where she spearheaded a campaign to build a local tribute to law enforcement. She and her husband Allen, a retired Green Bay police commander, volunteered for both COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) and the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. Mary was the recipient of the Todd Ricks award from National COPS as volunteer of the year and held the position of support coordinator on the Wisconsin COPS Board.

Mary is a master trainer for the QPR Institute in Spokane, WA, specializing in suicide prevention training for law enforcement. She also serves as a liaison between law enforcement and area suicide prevention coalitions. As a member of Wisconsin’s statewide coalition, Prevent Suicide Wisconsin, she has presented at numerous conferences, advocated for law enforcement mental health issues, and secured private and public grant dollars for law enforcement suicide prevention training throughout Wisconsin. One of the founding members of Wisconsin’s LEDR (Law Enforcement Death Response) Team, Mary has been an outspoken advocate for officer safety through mental health education and has served as a resource for families and departments who have lost a loved one to suicide. She has been a regular presenter at CIT trainings throughout Wisconsin speaking on the subject “taking care of our own.” She is also experienced in suicide prevention training for EMS and fire personnel and correctional officers.

She served for three years as the executive director for The Community for Hope of Greater Oshkosh, WI, where she facilitated support groups for survivors of suicide loss. She also served as a consultant for Northpointe Behavioral Health in Kingsford, MI, where she lead a suicide prevention coalition covering four counties and two states. She has conducted QPR gatekeeper training throughout the Midwest including the Saulte Tribe of Indians of northern MI, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and various law enforcement agencies. She is also the author of Suicide in Public Safety: The human dimension published in 2015.

Mary is a proud graduate of Wisconsin universities earning her B.S. in Education from UW-Eau Claire, her M.S. in Adult Education from UW-Stout, and an Ed.S. in Guidance and Counseling from UW-Stout. She and her husband of 39 years now reside in Clearwater, FL, spending summers at their northern WI home. They enjoy motorcycling, golfing, traveling to TX to visit family, and appreciating the fact that they are finally on the same schedule.


Matt Ninham

Matt Ninham has been a Patrol Officer for 15 years and is assigned as a Community Resource Officer. Matt is currently a full time Instructor for Criminal Justice at NWTC. Matt is a member of the Oneida Tribe and has lived on The Oneida Reservation almost his whole life.

Matt has experienced how Native American Gangs use tribal culture and symbolism to recruit gang members, represent their gangs, sell, and transport illegal drugs. He has an insider’s knowledge of how Native American Gangs affect the Tribal Communities they are established in and is able to give insight on how he combats gangs through relationships with community members and community events.

His related law enforcement training and programs consist of the following: Native American Drug & Gang Initiative (Drug & Gang Unit), Green Bay Gang Task force Member, Fox Valley Gang Task Force Member, Department of Corrections Security Threats Group member, Native Gangs Specialist & Instructor, Oneida Gang Task Force, Team Leader for NADGI (Drug & Gang Unit), Street & Prison Gang training, DEA Basic Drug Investigation School, Indoor & Outdoor Marijuana Grows, Special Deputization for the FBI, Thermal Imaging Operator, Division of Criminal Investigations Drug School, Community Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, State of Wisconsin Technical College System Board Certification, Adjunct Instructor for “Native Gangs” at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Instructor for The National Gang Intelligence Center for “Gangs in Indian Country” and assistance in writing its updated curriculum for 2012.

Matt has received several awards during his career in law enforcement, only to name a few:

  • Oneida VFW 7784 Warriors Certificate of Appreciation for “Outstanding performance and lasting contribution to Law Enforcement & Youth Programs” -2014
  • Outagamie County Best Badge Award for “Community outreach and outstanding work as an officer 2003”
  • Oneida Police Department “Officer of the Year” -2003
  • Fox Valley Technical College Police Recruit Academy “Most Valuable Patrol Officer” -2001
  • Oneida Police certificate of achievement “Sensitive incident involving a weapon” -2005
  • Outagamie County Best Badge Award for “Teamwork investigation involving the overdose of four children” -2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation from 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion For “Outstanding support provided to the soldiers of the police advisor team/CAT 12 during “Operation Iraqi Freedom” – 2003 to 2004
  • Honored by the Ho-Chunk nation and presented with a Pendleton blanket at the 2012 National Missing and exploited Children’s conference for “Excellence in community education & awareness on Native American gangs.”
  • Honored by youth from the Navajo Indian Nation and presented with two cultural gifts at the 2014 SIENA Youth Leadership Conference for “Being a mentor and inspiration to youth in understanding a career in Law enforcement.”
  • Letter of commendation from The Oneida Police Department for a critical incident involving a Barricaded Suspect armed with multiple firearms.

Matt Ninham Certificate of Appreciation from United States Homeland Security Department for “Gangs in Indian Country” Trainer.


Mike Knetzger

Mike Knetzger is a 23-year law enforcement veteran and currently a Field Training Officer and Training Unit member with the City of Green Bay. Prior to policing in Green Bay he spent four years as a patrol officer and detective in the Town of Brookfield (WI) police department.

Knetzger is a certified Wisconsin Technical College Instructor and certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Training & Standards Board to teach Victims, Defensive & Arrest Tactics, Firearms, Vehicle Contacts, Professional Communications Skills. He is also a certified S.P.E.A.R. instructor. He holds an associate degree in police science (criminal justice) from Waukesha County Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in justice and public policy from Concordia University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. He also teaches criminal justice courses in the associate degree program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

Knetzger has also written several articles on computer crime and has authored five books including “Careers in Public Safety: Cop or Correctional Officer,”  “Criminal Law,” and “Ashley’s Story.”


Officer Tom Conley

My name is Tom Conley. I’m currently a K9 Handler for the Green Bay Police Department since March of 2017. I have been a Police Officer since August of 2007. I started out in the Village of Necedah in Wisconsin and approximately a year later was hired full time as a Police Officer with Green Bay PD.

In my time with GBPD, I have become an FTO, Gang Task Force Member, Training Unit Member, and most recently a K9 Handler. I have also taught as an Adjunct Instruction for NWTC where I initially started out as a Teaching Assistant with NWTC. I also attended the 2 Year Associate Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement at NWTC back in 2005.

Thanks for allowing me to introduce myself and enjoy the next few days being exposed to some of the aspects of Law Enforcement.

K9 Puma


Ryan Gilbert

Ryan has over 27 years in law enforcement. For 15 years Ryan was employed by the Village of Mishicot (WI) Police Department, having served as police chief and as a patrol officer. During that time, Ryan volunteered as  an Emergency Medical Technician for the Mishicot Ambulance Service. Prior to that position, Ryan worked for the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department for 8 years as a corrections officer and deputy and for with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a LTE Park Ranger for 3 years. In 2017, Ryan accepted a position as Criminal Justice Instructor  at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay (WI) and currently works part-time as patrol officer for Elkhart Lake Police Department.

Ryan possesses a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and Master of Science in Organizational Performance. In 2012, Ryan graduated from the FBI National Academy (Quantico, VA) earning his advanced leadership certificate. Only 1% of senior law enforcement are chosen to attend the academy.

Ryan has attended specialized trainings such as Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (New Mexico Tech), Law Enforcement Protective Measures¾Weapons of Mass Destruction (Center for Domestic Preparedness), Weapons of Mass Destruction–Incident Command Course (Center for Domestic Preparedness).

Ryan’s experience includes  police department management & employee supervision, emergency medical technician, ordinance and policy development, resolving abatement issues, grant writing and various community service projects including working with Mishicot’s youth to raise money and construct a village skate park.


Steven Meisner

Steven Meisner is a 13-year law enforcement veteran and current Community Crisis Intervention Team member, Field Training Officer, and is a Training Unit member with the Green Bay Police Department. Prior to joining the Green Bay Police Department he spent five years with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department and two years as a correctional officer with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout his career he has also served on Green Bay Police Department and Sturgeon Bay Police Department’s Honor Guard, Sturgeon Bay Police Department’s Marine Patrol and Sturgeon Bay Police Department’s Special Response Team.

Meisner is an adjunct instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and certified by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Justice to instruct in General Law Enforcement, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Law Enforcement Officer Wellness, Operating while Intoxicated / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Scenario’s and Vehicle Contacts. In addition, Meisner is a certified Taser instructor. He holds an associate degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement and has attended numerous trainings in varying disciplines.



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