President's Welcome

Brian O'Keefe

We are all in very unusual and trying times with the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently affecting our world. It has created a new operating environment for all of us, active and retired, and from all of the modeling we are seeing, this period will be extending out into the summer. This means our membership may be engaged in law enforcement operations that prevent them from leaving their jurisdictions for an extended period. It also means that getting our large group together could pose a health risk to the membership, especially to our more seasoned members or those members who may have underlying health issues, or family members at higher risk of serious complications from the virus.

Because of these concerns, our chapter board has made the decision to postpone the FBINAA Annual Retrainer in Minocqua. It is something we all look forward to each year and we are grateful to Julie Rosploch and Dennis Fortunato for working so diligently to get it rebooked for Fall. Please see the information on our CHAPTER EVENTS CALENDAR regarding the rescheduling and work with The Pointe, The Waters, and our beloved Julie to enjoy the beautiful Fall colors of Northern Wisconsin on the new dates.

On behalf of the board, we hope all of you and your families stay healthy and that we can all stay in touch (from a socially acceptable distance of course), and if anyone becomes aware of a member that needs support, please get the info to Julie or a board member so we can reach out. Stay safe, stay well, and God Bless.

Brian O'Keefe, President
2019-20 Chapter President, FBINAA

Wisconsin Chapter of the FBINAA


What is the FBI National Academy?

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide.

Its mission is "to support, promote, and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research, and forging partnerships throughout the world."

early FBINAA classThe ten-week program was established in 1935 by J. Edgar Hoover and is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. For each training session, four police executives from Wisconsin police agencies are selected to attend or 16 per year (there are four sessions per year). Approximately 250 law enforcement executives graduate during each session from all over the nation and the world.

The Wisconsin Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates is created and organized to promote law enforcement leadership and cooperation in the State of Wisconsin, through continuing education and training, thereby enhancing the standards of professional conduct at all levels of law enforcement.


Who makes up the Wisconsin Chapter of the FBINAA?

Our Wisconsin Chapter of the FBI National Academy Association (FBINAA) is made up of over 400 law enforcement command level officers from around the state. It is comprised of personnel from Federal, State, Tribal, County and Municipal departments who are dedicated to their profession, their communities and the Wisconsin Chapter of the FBINAA.

In 2008, our Wisconsin Chapter hosted the National FBINAA Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme of that National Conference was "Partnering for a Safer World," which focused on public-private partnerships and the reality that law enforcement cannot do it alone.

With you and your organization as well as other private partners, we here in Wisconsin can build relationships and work together to provide a safer environment for all.