Division of Law Enforcement Services

Division Administration

 

The Division of Law Enforcement Services is headed by the Administrator. The Administrator is a civil service classified sworn law enforcement position which is appointed by the Attorney General. As a civil service appointment, the position term is indefinite and not an at-will appointment. The Administrator works closely with Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on his priority issues for the DOJ as well as with local, county, state and federal law enforcement leaders from across Wisconsin and nationally to implement programs and policies of statewide significance or importance.

 

The primary administrative oversight of the division comes under the Deputy Administrator. The Deputy Administrator is the second in command of the Division and provides high-level oversight to the division’s bureaus, directors, personnel and budget.

 

Contact Information for Division Administration:

 

Brian O'Keefe
Brian O'Keefe
Administrator
608-266-7052
David B. Zibolski
David B. Zibolski
Deputy Administrator
608-267-2232
 

Brian O'Keefe
Administrator

 

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen appointed Brian O’Keefe to serve as his Administrator for the Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES) on January 24, 2011.

 

Brian’s law enforcement career began in 1981, as an aide in the Milwaukee Police Department. Brian became a sworn police officer in 1983 and later became a detective, where he investigated homicides and other violent crimes, as well as property crimes. In 1994, Brian became a Lieutenant of Detectives, where he supervised narcotics, prostitution and homicide investigations. In 2001, he was promoted to Captain, where he was the Commanding Officer of the Milwaukee Police Department’s Homicide Division.

 

He became Deputy Chief of Police in 2003, where he was the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, which had approximately 450 sworn and non-sworn personnel. In 2008, Brian left the Milwaukee Police Department to join M&I Bank as the Assistant Director of Corporate Security and Vice President. Brian is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and provides instruction to law enforcement professionals on a wide range of topics.

 

David B. Zibolski
Deputy Administrator

 

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen appointed David Zibolski to the position of Deputy Administrator for the Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES) on June 06, 2011.

 

Dave spent his 27-year law enforcement career with the Milwaukee Police Department where he served as a Police Aide, Police Officer, Detective, Lieutenant of Detectives, and Captain of Police.  During his 16-year tenure in the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Dave worked in and led multiple investigative units including homicide, violent crimes, and vice operations.  He served as MPD’s bomb squad commander from 2005-2011.  Dave also held patrol commands in the Neighborhood Task Force, which was comprised of the tactical enforcement, K-9, major incident response, and fugitive apprehension units, as well as a stint as commander of Milwaukee’s third police district. In his most recent position as commander of the training division, Dave managed the recruit, in-service and specialized training of 2600 personnel.

 

Dave is a graduate of Northwestern SPSC #203 and is an IACP certified LPO instructor.  He also holds a Master Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College and has provided law enforcement training on a variety of subjects.