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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has promoted Special Agent Jennifer Price to Special Agent in Charge, and Special Agent-Senior Bob Powell to Special Agent in Charge of the Madison Regional Office. Both are special agents of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Special Agent in Charge Price will be supervising the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit and the Forensic Unit.
Special Agent Jenniffer Price has been in law enforcement for over thirteen years. She began her law enforcement career as a police officer for the Wausau Police Department and has been with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for over ten years. Special Agent Price was assigned to the DCI - Narcotics Bureau for nearly six years, and for the past five years, Special Agent Price has been assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Special Agent Price has received over 325 hours of specialized training in the investigations of crimes against children, and has also provided educational training to thousands of law enforcement officers, teachers, social workers, counselors, parents and students throughout the state of Wisconsin.
"Jenny is a dedicated professional who is committed to public service and who cares deeply about the work of the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force," said Attorney General Van Hollen.
Bob began his career in 1987 as a Patrol Officer for the City of Thorp. In 1989 he was hired by the Clark County Sheriff's Department where he worked as a Patrol Deputy until being promoted to Sgt. in the Detective Bureau. He spent 10 years as a Detective/Sgt. and 13 years as an Investigator for the West Central Drug Task Force. In 2000, he was promoted to Chief Deputy where he supervised the operations of the Sheriff's Department, 911 Emergency Communications Center and the 126-bed Corrections facility. A short time later, he began serving in a dual role after being appointed to the position of Director of Emergency Management for Clark County. In 2004, he was hired as a Special Agent for DCI where he has served the past 6 years as a Deputy State Fire Marshal in the Eau Claire Regional Office.
"Bob has shown a repeated desire to take on new challenges and to diligently attack large tasks," said Van Hollen. "The Wisconsin Department of Justice is fortunate to have him."
"Jenny and Bob's dedication to the people of Wisconsin exemplifies the commitment to excellence that we look for throughout the Wisconsin Department of Justice," said Van Hollen.
The DCI has a primary responsibility of investigating crimes that are statewide in nature or importance. DCI Special Agents and staff work closely with local, county, state and federal officials to investigate and prosecute crimes involving Homicide, Arson, Internet Crimes Against Children, Financial Crimes, Illegal Gaming, Multi-Jurisdictional Crimes, Drug Trafficking, Computer Crimes, Homeland Security, Public Integrity & Government Corruption.