Thomas Fischer

​​Investigations LLC​

Thomas E. Fischer

City of Milwaukee Police Department, Detective (retired)​


Professional Profile

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 investigations. Managerial and administrative proficiencies include labor contract negotiation with the City of Milwaukee and past vice president and chief lobbyist for the Milwaukee Police Association at the City and State levels. Mr. Fischer opened his professional investigative firm in 2010. One of the more unique cases he worked on was published in PI Magazine (November/December 2018 issue, article entitled "Should You Believe Your Client"). 

Professional Experience and Qualifications

2017: Nationally accredited as a Certified Legal Investigator through the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI). Certification is based on investigative experience, written and oral examination, an ethics interview, and published work. Currently, this title is held by less than 75 Investigators worldwide. 

2016: Qualified as an expert in police procedure, techniques, and investigations in State of Wisconsin v. Robert Smith, Jefferson County Case No. 14CF000310​
2006-2010: Vice President of the Milwaukee Police Association/Chief Lobbyist/Board of Directors City of Milwaukee Pension System 
1998-2006: Detective, Robbery, White Collar Crime, and Homicide Units
1991-1998: Detective/Police Officer, Robbery Task Force
1982-1991: Police Officer, Districts 4 and 7 (Milwaukee, WI)

Education & Training

2018: Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD), Defending Drug Overdose Homicides Cases (8 hour course). Ongoing SPD training on a variety of topics. 
2017: National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) training conference, Alexander VA
2016: Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office, Working as a Team to Investigative Cases:  An Institute For Attorneys and Investigators (one week course)
2011 - present: Professional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators (PAWLI) annual training conferences
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

Key Career Accomplishments

  • Homicide Unit: Extensive training in homicide, suicide, and suspicious deaths in the City of Milwaukee. Supported the investigation of police officer critical incidents i.e. shootings and in-custody deaths.
  • White Collar Crime Unit: Provided extensive communication and interaction with major financial institutions, various outside local and federal jurisdictions, and a variety of citizens both within and outside the City of Milwaukee.
  • Managed numerous investigations including forgery, issue of worthless checks, identity theft, theft by fraud, employee theft, embezzlement, computer crimes, and financial transaction card crimes.
  • Developed and implemented rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures for the White Collar Crime Unit. 
  • Media spokesperson for the White Collar Crimes Unit which included providing several identity theft and forgery seminars and speeches to various civic groups, law enforcement agencies, and the print and television media.
  • Responsible for conducting white collar crime training to all members of the Milwaukee Police Department including in-service and new detective training. Led relationship management at financial institutions including customer accounting.
  • Responsible for identity theft and forgery search warrants while assisting other officers and detectives in obtaining subpoenas, court orders, and preparing white collar crime investigations for prosecution.
  • Armed Robbery Unit: Investigation of bank robberies, business robberies, and street robberies throughout the City of Milwaukee.
  • Investigation of residential and business burglaries throughout the City of Milwaukee.
  • Planned, organized, and managed robbery stakeouts for financial institutions and businesses throughout the City of Milwaukee.
  • Assisted the District Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of homicide, robbery, burglary, and numerous other felony/misdemeanor cases.
  • Recipient of 51 meritorious arrests.
  • Four commendations from the City of Milwaukee Police Department. 
  • Two commendations from the FBI.







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Randolph Olson

City of Milwaukee Police Department, Police Lieutenant (retired)


Olson has 36 years of experience in the law enforcement field, with the last 30 spent serving on the Milwaukee 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 Homicide Unit where he worked 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 awards for bravery and meritorious service for action taken, investigations, and arrests.   Past training has included numerous federal, state, and privately-sponsored sessions in the following areas: profiling, cold case and DNA investigation, death investigation, 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).

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Octavio "Otto" Delgado

City of Milwaukee Police Department, Detective (retired)


Professional Profile

1986-2014 Milwaukee Police Department

  • Detective having experience in criminal, misdemeanor, civil, gang, narcotics, and fraud investigations
  • Handled numerous investigations regarding drug cases.  Extensive experience in undercover assignment, conducting surveillance along with other Milwaukee PD personnel as well as other agencies (Federal and State)
  • Extensive experience in interrogations/interviews of witnesses and suspects
  • Experience in obtaining search warrants on felony investigations
  • Experience in State/Federal drug investigations in Wisconsin and throughout the United States that included transportation by use of trains, autos, and the U.S. postal service
  • Certified on the use and training of drug detection dogs
  • Extensive experience testifying in Municipal and Circuit courts, as well as in civil proceedings and depositions
  • Provided training to law enforcement personnel in narcotics investigations

Professional Accolades 

  • Awarded the Milwaukee Police Department's Captain Award
  • Numerous Chief of Police commendations for investigation beyond the call of duty
  • Numerous citizen commendations
Specialized Training

2002 - 2007: Licensed Realtor, which consisted of inspecting buildings for code violations and writing legal contracts
Worked for a private company that conducted criminal investigations for the States of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Texas

  • Ethics/Integrity
  • Leadership in Police Organizations
  • Fraud Investigation
  • International Narcotics Interdiction Trafficking
  • Criminal Intelligence Investigations
  • Active Shooter Investigations
  • Pharmaceutical and Drug Division
  • Hate Crimes and Extremists Group
  • Anti-Gang
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Emotional Survival
  • Laser Speed Detection Operator  
  • Crime Scene Processing for First Responders
  • Tactical Communications

Kara Koceja

City of Milwaukee Police Department, Identification Supervisor (retired)


​​Professional Profile

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: 

  •  Direct responsibility and supervision of identification technicians and latent print examiners. 
  •  Crime scene investigations, collection and storage of evidence. 
  •  Conducting internal/personnel investigations. 
  •  Responsible for training of latent print examiners. 
  •  Developed and implemented the Latent Print Examiner’s training program. 
  •  Revised the Identification Division’s standard operating procedures.

Latent Print Examiner

  •   Analyzed and compared latent fingerprint lifts. 
  •  Searched latent fingerprints through various AFIS computer systems. 
  •  Effected latent fingerprint identifications through comparisons. 
  •  Documented findings of examinations and testified to same. 

Identification Technician

  • Photographed crime scenes. 
  • Processed crime scenes for latent fingerprints. 
  • Collected physical evidence from scenes. 

Detective – Violent Crimes Unit /Sexual Assault Investigator

  •  Investigated criminal offenses.  
  •  Interviewed victims and witnesses. 
  •  Interrogated suspects. 
  •  Crime scene investigation. 
  • Trained in sexual assault investigations and Techniques/Step Wise Interviews.

Education 
Bachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice 
Carroll University – Waukesha, WI


Associate Degree, Police Science 
Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee, WI

 
The Professional Forensic Science Program – Diploma 
Ashworth Career School – Atlanta, Georgia

Specialized Training

  • Defending Drug Overdose Homicides (Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office)
  • Physical & Sexual Abuse Evidence Gathering Techniques 
  • Advanced Symposium On Sexual/Physical Abuse of Children 
  • Interview and Interrogation 
  • Field Training Officer Certification Course 
  • FBI Basic Fingerprint Course 
  • Crime Scene Imaging Workshop 
  • Advanced Latent Fingerprint Procedures 
  • Detective Training Workshop & Skill Development 
  • Latent Print Development Workshop 
  • Specialized Detective Training 
  • Evidence Technician Training 
  • Courtroom Testimony Techniques 
  • Advanced Palm Print Comparison 
  • Ridgeology Science Workshop 
  • Cultural Competency 
  • Supervisory Development Training 
  • Leadership In Police Organizations