• Wisconsin State Trooper Killed in the Line of Duty

    Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper was shot and killed in the line of duty, by a bank robbery suspect, on March 24th, 2015. AG Brad Schimel reflects on the life of Trooper Casper.

    Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper
  • CCW Annual Reports

    Annually the Department of Justice is required to provide to the governor and legislature a statistical report concerning the number of applications received for a carrying a concealed weapon (CCW) permit in Wisconsin.

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  • DOJ Exceptional Service Awards

    The Wisconsin Department of Justice invites you to submit nominations for the newly established Exceptional Service Awards. Recipients will be recognized annually at the Attorney General’s Summit. 

    DOJ Exceptional Service Awards
  • Victim Services Providers Praise Move to Add Animal Cruelty to the UCR Program

    Victim services providers and others are praising the move by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division to add animal cruelty as a separate offense in the National Incident Based Reporting System, which collects crime data from law enforcement for the UCR Program.

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  • New Protocol for Untested Sexual Assault Kits

    The DOJ is pleased to announce a new protocol to address untested sexual assault kits residing with local law enforcement. The new protocol is the result of work done by the AG’s Sexual Assault Response Team, or SART, which convened for the first time in late 2012. The new protocol more compassionately addresses the needs of victims while ensuring kits that should be tested are forwarded to the lab promptly.

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A Dangerous Epidemic

Traditionally thought of as a problem confined to big cities, desperate people and dark alleys, heroin has found a new foothold in Wisconsin's small towns and suburban communities.

Open Government

The Open Meetings Law and Public Records Law endeavor to open the workings of government to the public, shed light on government actions and, in the process, strengthen our democracy.

Silver Alert Program

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of WI reports at least 116,000 people statewide suffer from dementia, with more than half likely to wander. Silver Alerts notify the public when a vulnerable senior is missing.

Concealed Carry Law

Permanent rules effective June 1, 2013, decreased application fee and refined definition of firearms safety and training course…

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a crime that involves obtaining or maintaining the labor or services of another through the use of force, fraud or coercion. Trafficked victims are...

Protecting Our Children

In September 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice began a national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force program to...