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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has named Edward F. Wall as the Administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
"Ed Wall has demonstrated a life long commitment to public safety," Van Hollen said. "I have confidence that Ed will provide the leadership, expertise and professionalism to continue and improve on the excellent work being done at DCI."
"I look forward to coming back home to DCI," Wall said. "As Administrator, I will continue to build strong, professional relationships between Wisconsin's law enforcement communities and DCI so that, together, we can enhance public safety in Wisconsin."
Wall's law enforcement experience started in 1984, when he became a police officer with Fairfield (Connecticut) University Department of Safety. He then served for three years as a Police Officer with the Meriden, CT, Police Department and for 10 years as a New Hampshire State Trooper. Wall joined the Department of Justice in 1999 as a Special Agent of what was then the Division of Narcotics Enforcement. In 2001, Wall became a Special Agent in DCI's Investigative Services Bureau. In 2005, Wall became a supervisor within the Department of Justice after being named a Special Agent in Charge of the Wisconsin Statewide Information Center.
In September, 2009, Governor Doyle appointed Wall as the Administrator of the Division of Emergency Management within the Department of Military Affairs. At Emergency Management, Ed's duties include oversight for disaster response, state emergency operations center, emergency police and fire services and homeland security issues.
Wall's appointment will be effective April 5, 2010. His annual salary will be $106,337.
The Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation investigates crimes that are statewide in nature or importance. DCI special agents work closely with local and federal officials to investigate crimes such as arson, financial crimes, computer crimes, drug trafficking, government corruption, and crimes against children. Upon request, DCI also assists local law enforcement agencies in the investigation of other criminal activity, such as homicides and multiâ€‘jurisdictional theft or fraud.
For more information about the Division of Criminal Investigation, see http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dci/