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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Names Tony Barthuly Director of Training and Standards Bureau


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has appointed John “Tony” Barthuly to the position of Director of the Training and Standards Bureau at the Department of Justice.


“Tony Barthuly’s extensive experience as an instructor and law enforcement leader will be critical to our mission of enhancing the skills and professionalism of the law enforcement community in Wisconsin,” Van Hollen says.


Barthuly has been in law enforcement for more than 30 years.  He began his career in public safety as a Deputy Sheriff with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department.  Barthuly then joined the Fond du Lac Police Department, where he served initially as a police officer and more recently, as chief of the department for the past seven and a half years. 


As director of the Training and Standards Bureau, Barthuly will oversee the bureau’s efforts to coordinate and support statewide training provided by the Department of Justice to the Wisconsin law enforcement community.


The Bureau also is 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; of instructors and training academies.


Barthuly comes to the Bureau with a long and distinguished background in the training of law enforcement officers, having served on and led a number of committees and associations focused on increasing the skill sets of Wisconsin’s law enforcement officers.  Barthuly has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from UW-Oshkosh and a Master’s degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch.  He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.


Barthuly begins his appointment on August 29th, 2011 at an annual salary of $87, 372.