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SUPERIOR – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has promoted Special Agent Jay Smith to Special Agent in Charge of the Division of Criminal Investigation's Superior Field Office.
Jay Smith is a life long Wisconsin resident and has an Associate of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Center System. He began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a deputy with the Sauk County Sheriff's Department, where he worked in corrections and patrol. In 1997, he was hired as a narcotics special agent for DCI at the Madison Regional office. In 2006, he transferred to the DCI Superior Regional Office. Jay is a member of DCI's Tactical Team, Clandestine Laboratory Response Team, and firearms and tactical training cadre.
“Jay is a dedicated professional who is committed to public service and who cares deeply about the work of the Wisconsin Department of Justice,” said Attorney General Van Hollen. “Jay has shown a repeated desire to take on new challenges. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is fortunate to have him.”
DCI investigates crimes that are statewide in nature or importance and works closely with local officials to investigate and prosecute crimes upon request. The Division is divided into bureaus and units, including the bureaus for Arson, Special Assignments, Gaming, Narcotics, Investigative Services, and Public Integrity.