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Van Hollen Appoints Charles S. McGee to Wisconsin Crime Victims Council


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today the appointment of Charles S. McGee of Watertown to the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council.

"I am pleased that Chuck McGee has agree to serve on the Wisconsin Crime Victim's Council. He brings a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy on behalf of the needs of crime victims that I greatly admire," said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "I appreciate his willingness to serve on behalf of Wisconsin's crime victims."


"During my law enforcement career I gained an immense amount of respect and empathy for victims of crime," said McGee. "I was eager for the opportunity to represent Wisconsin law enforcement agencies as an original member of the Crime Victims Rights Board, ensuring that victims of crime were treated with fairness and dignity by the criminal justice system."


Charles S. McGee was appointed Chief of Police in Watertown, Wisconsin on August 9, 1993. He began his police career in Laramie, Wyoming in 1970 ad worked for the Aurora, Colorado Police Department as well. Prior to coming to Watertown, he spent 18 years with the Northgleen, Colorado Police Department, serving in patrol, criminal investigations, and administrative positions. His last assignment was as the Patrol Division Commander.


McGee received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado in Denver. He was actively involved in the process of gaining national accreditation status for his agency in Colorado, and was a co-chair of the Accreditation Committee for the Wisconsin Police Leadership Foundation. He is a past member of the Governing Board of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group, a Regional Director of the Legislative Committee for the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the Law Enforcement Standards Board Curriculum Advisory Committee and the Management Training Advisory Committee. In 1998, he was appointed to the Crime Victims Rights Board by then Attorney General James Doyle.


McGee is a 1988 graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, an 11-week executive management program conducted at the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is a 1995 graduate of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and is a 2004 graduate of the Problem-Oriented Leadership Institute for Chief Executive Officers.


McGee retired from the Watertown Police Department after fifteen years as Chief and thirty-five total years of law enforcement experience.


The Wisconsin Crime Victims Council is a 15-member body that serves as an advisory body to the Attorney General.  Council members are appointed by the Attorney General to three year terms. Of the fifteen members, ten are citizen appointees, two represent organizations that provide victim services, and one each represents law enforcement, district attorneys and the judiciary.


The Council also co-hosts with the Office of Crime Victims Services the annual crime victims' ceremony which is held in April during National Crime Victims Rights Week.

The Council meets quarterly in Madison and meetings are open to the public. For further information about the Council or to forward suggestions for meetings or project topics, please visit the Department of Justice's website at