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.