City of Milwaukee Police Detective (Retired)
Thomas E. Fischer is a career detective whose experience includes 30+ years with The Milwaukee Police Department. Extensive professional field experience and expertise includes; White Collar Crime, Homicide and Armed Robbery investigation. Managerial and Administrative proficiencies include labor contract negotiation with the City of Milwaukee. Vice President and Chief lobbyist for the Milwaukee Police Association at the City and State levels.
Professional Experience and Qualifications
2006-2010 Vice President of the Milwaukee Police Association/Chief Lobbyist/Board of Directors City of Milwaukee Pension System
1998-2006 Detective in the Robbery, White Collar Crime, and Homicide Unit
1991-1998 Detective/Police Officer – Robbery Task Force
1982-1991 Police Officer, District 4 and District 7, Milwaukee, WI.
Qualified as an expert in police procedure, techniques and investigations in State of Wisconsin v. Robert Smith, Jefferson County Case Number 14-CF-310.
National Accredited as a Certified Legal Investigator, through the National Assoc. of Legal Investigators in June of 2017. Certification is based on investigative experience,written and oral examination, ethics interview and published work. Currently this title is held by less than 75 Investigators Worldwide.
2007 Harvard Law School Cambridge, MA Police Union Leadership
2006 AELE Law Enforcement Legal Center Las Vegas, NV Employment and Labor Law Course
2006 International Union of Police Association Sarasota, FL Pension Benefits.
1979 – 1983 --Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI Police Science
2016 WI. SPD Working as a Team to Investigative Cases: An Institute For Attorneys and Investigators (one week course)
2017 NALI Training Conference in Alexander VA.
2011 to current year- PAWLI Yearly training conferences.
Key Career Accomplishments
Milwaukee Police Department (Retired)
WI PI License #12418-63
Kara Koceja has 18 years of law enforcement experience with the Milwaukee Police Department. During her tenure, Koceja held several ranks including Police Officer, Identification Technician, Detective, Latent Print Examiner and Identification Supervisor.
Milwaukee Police Department
October 1991 – August 2009
Identification Supervisor – Responsible for all functions of the Identification Division including:
Latent Print Examiner
Detective – Violent Crimes Unit /Sexual Assault Investigator
Bachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice
Carroll University – Waukesha, WI
Associates Degree, Police Science
Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee, WI
The Professional Forensic Science Program – Diploma
Ashworth Career School – Atlanta, Georgia
City of Milwaukee Police Detective (retired)
Recognized by the citizens of WI by way of Citizen Commendations..
2002 -2007 Experience as a Licensed Real Estate Realtor, which consisted of inspection of buildings for code violations and writing legal contracts.
Worked for a Private Company that conducted criminal investigations in WI., IL. and TX., for those State Agencies.
Police Lieutenant (retired)
Olson has 36 years of experience in the law enforcement field, with the last thirty spent serving on the Milwaukee WI Police Department. During his career at Milwaukee PD, Olson worked uniform and plainclothes as a Police Officer for 11 years in some of the busier areas of Milwaukee while routinely responding to everything from felonies to misdemeanors.
Following promotion to Detective, Olson earned assignment to the Milwaukee Police Homicide Unit for 15 years investigating a multitude of high profile cases. He maintained his reputation for hard work, thorough scene and interview investigation, keen interrogation skills, reliable courtroom testimony, and clearance of cases through teamwork.
As a Lieutenant, Olson supervised the late shift Homicide Unit for two years before moving to the Organized Crime Unit, and ultimately a federal drug task force where he supervised a covert surveillance unit.
During his tenure with MPD he was the recipient of several departmental awards for bravery and meritorious service for action taken, investigations and arrests. Past training has included numerous federal, state, and privately sponsored training sessions in some of the following areas: profiling, cold case and DNA investigation, death investigations, interrogation techniques, crime scene processing, officer related events, surveillance, and weapons training.
In 2011, Olson added to his previous experience and training in surveillance and counter surveillance by completing a course in covert surveillance offered through Trojan Securities International (www.trojansecurities.com).
Police Lieutenant (Retired)
Experienced, versatile, tenacious, with excellent verbal and written communications skills. Steven Gabrish has an impressive record of accomplishments in the area of evidence management and investigations. Held leadership investigations positions within the City of Milwaukee Police Department. Awarded citations for bravery and outstanding police work as well as Educational Certifications and Achievement Citations.
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI.
Police Lieutenant May 2010-November 2016
FREE SUPPORT (414) 460-0006
June 1998- May 2010
October 1991-June 1998
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI.
Numerous departmental and supervisory continuing educational and State of Wisconsin law enforcement training classes.