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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today he will appoint Neil Strobel to be the Administrative Manager of the Training & Standards Bureau within the Division of Law Enforcement Services of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ). Strobel will begin his duties on May 14, 2007.
Strobel served as the Chief of the Merrill Police Department in Merrill, Wisconsin, from 1996 to present. Prior to his work with the Merrill Police Department, he worked for the Waukesha Police Department as a Sergeant from 1987 to 1996; as a Detective from 1983 to 1987; and as a Police Officer from 1977 to 1983.
He has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at North Central Technical College in Wausau from 1996 to present; Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee from 2003 to present; Upper Iowa University in Wausau from 2003 to present; and at the National Institute of Ethics in Gulfport, Mississippi, from 2003 to present.
Strobel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and a Masters of Science degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
The Training & Standards Bureau serves as the staff of the Law Enforcement Standards Board. The Bureau administers the programs of the Board for certification of law enforcement, jail and secure detention officers, instructors and academies.
It also implements statutes, administrative rules and Law Enforcement Standards Board policies for the certifications of schools and instructors, and maintains WILENET, the Wisconsin law enforcement Website.
In addition, the Bureau administers reimbursement of training expenses for participants in Standards Board programs and in DOJ training programs. It also serves as the staff of the Standard Board's curriculum advisory committee and other advisory groups that assist the Board. Finally, it coordinates and supports statewide training provided by DOJ to the Wisconsin law enforcement community.