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The Field Operations Bureau is responsible for the majority of investigative resources deployed throughout the state by the DCI. The DCI has regional field offices in the cities of Madison, Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire and Wausau. Additionally, supervisors and staff work at the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in Milwaukee, and the Lake Winnebago Area Multi-Agency Enforcement Group (LWAM) in the Fox Valley region. Special agents and civilian staff work closely with Wisconsin’s local, county, state and federal partners as well as agencies in other states investigating crimes of statewide significance or importance.
DCI Special Agents, criminal analysts and support staff work as a team to investigate crimes involving homicide, arson, financial crimes, illegal gaming, multi-jurisdictional crimes, drug trafficking, computer crimes, homeland security, human trafficking, government corruption and crimes against children.
The Field Operations Bureau is divided into Eastern and Western Regions consistent with the geographical areas of the Eastern and Western United States District Courts. Each region is commanded by a bureau director. Additionally, several specialized units are assigned to respective regions for oversight purposes.
The Eastern Region is comprised of the Milwaukee and Appleton Regional Field Offices, as well as the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) and the Lake Winnebago Area Multi-Agency Enforcement Group (LWAM). Additionally, the Eastern Region Director oversees the state’s high-profile drug programs and specialized investigative task forces such as the Drug Endangered Children’s program (DEC), the Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Effort (CEASE), the Methamphetamine Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) task force, the Human Trafficking Task Force and the Mortgage Fraud Investigative Task Force.
The Western Region is comprised of the larger geographical area of the state and includes the Madison, Eau Claire and Wausau Regional Field Offices. The Western Region also includes the critically important State Fire Marshal’s Office and the award winning Cold Case Homicide Unit. The Director of Field Operations for the Western Region serves as the State Fire Marshal.
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