Michael is a retired commander of the Aurora Police Department. Through his efforts, the department gained national recognition for its innovative policing and aggressive strategies to develop community policing. The U.S. Attorney General has recognized the Aurora Police Department, along with only six other departments in the nation, as a “success story in community policing.” Michael was selected to assist in developing the Justice Department’s Community Policing Consortium in Washington, D.C., and he remains the lead trainer for the Office of Community Oriented Policing as well as for the five national major police organizations.
City of Milwaukee, Badge and Patch
Nationally-recognized experts, Kuspa and Skurzewski, share a comprehensive examination of Officer Involved Shooting incidents. The presentation begins with discussion of the current Officer Involved Shooting research and includes officer testimony from those who have been involved first-hand. These officers share their knowledge and experience of these sudden violent attacks. This training is very important for all police leaders and managers; we all want to do the right thing for our officers and their families should trajedy strike our police agency.
Sergeant Michael D. Kuspa—Milwaukee PD (Retired)
30 years of law enforcement experience in the MPD includes Department Range Master, Police Academy instructor, Tactical Unit Supervisor/Trainer. Mike is a recognized expert witness in the U.S. Federal Court and Wisconsin State Court systems.
Lt. William G. Skurzewski—Milwaukee PD (Retired) 37 years of law enforcement experience in the MPD (including 23 years in the Tactical Enforcement Unit), DAAT Instructor, Firearms Instructor, instructs all phases of tactical procedure, and Police Ethics Instructor. Recognized as an expert in the field of Police Tactics.
Officer Sam Lenda, City of Oak Creek PD
Officer Kim Rau, Village of Clinton PD
Sergeant Richard Felger, Town of Beloit PD
Seargeant Christopher Weaver, City of Tomah PD
Officer Brandon Munnik, City of Sheboygan PD
Photo: The Reporter, Patrick Flood
Presenting a review and analysis of the City of Fond du Lac Officer Involved Shooting incident from a police management and leadership perspective by Fond du Lac Police Captain, Jon Gutzmann.
WI Law Enforcement Death Response Team
Few Chiefs or Sheriffs can think of any news in their profession that is worse than hearing that one of your officers or deputies has died. It is a tragedy that tears at every emotion, yet the affected agency head must still be able to move quickly to assist the officer’s immediate family as well as the law enforcement family to which we all belong. Lack of timely action by the Chief or Sheriff, or worse, inaction; will have long lasting consequences for the police leader as well as the agency itself.