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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Announces New Deputy Administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Wisconsin Department of Justice 



Patrick S. Mitchell, formerly Assistant Chief of Police of the Milwaukee Police Department, begins his appointment January 28, 2013. 


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick S. Mitchell of Milwaukee to the position of Deputy Administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Department of Justice (DOJ).  Mitchell, who most recently served as Assistant Chief of Police of the Milwaukee Police Department, will assume his position January 28, 2013. 


“Throughout his law enforcement career, Patrick has shown a commitment to improving public safety, to undertaking new challenges, and developing his and others’ leadership skills,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.  “I look forward to him becoming part of our executive team within DCI and bringing his expertise to the people of Wisconsin.” 


“With his extensive experience in management of police organizations, Patrick has a track record as a great leader and will be a valuable addition to our senior management team,” DCI Administrator Dave Matthews said.


A law enforcement veteran, Mitchell began his career in public safety with the Milwaukee Police Department in 1985.  Since then, he has served in numerous management positions, including Lieutenant of Detectives, Captain of Police and his most recent position, Assistant Chief of Police, which he held since June of 2011.


Additionally, Mitchell has operational experience as a Chair and Vice Chair within the Milwaukee High-Intensity Drug Trafficking area, or HIDTA; as a supervisor of the MPD Intelligence Division; and as Commander of Districts One and Seven before serving as Assistant Chief of Police.  Mitchell has a Master’s of Business Administration Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin.


The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) investigates crimes that are statewide in nature or importance, often working closely with or assisting local law enforcement.  As deputy administrator, Mitchell will assist DCI Administrator Dave Matthews in oversight of DCI’s Eastern and Western Regions (which include field offices), the State Fire Marshal’s office and the Special Operations Bureau, which includes the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Program and Task Force, the Wisconsin Statewide Information Center (WSIC, which is the state’s intelligence fusion center), the Technical Services Unit, the AMBER Alert, the Wisconsin Center For Missing and Exploited Children and Adults, the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network, the Computer and Digital Forensic Sections, Gaming, the DCI Tactical Team, Internal Affairs and the Criminal Records sections.


Mitchell replaces Dave Matthews, who was appointed DCI administrator in October of 2012.  Mitchell will serve as deputy administrator at an approximate salary of is $97,092 per year.