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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Announces New Bureau Director in the Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)

Jenniffer Price Has Been Appointed Director of DCI’s Special Operations Bureau.


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today announced the appointment of Jenniffer Price to the position of Bureau Director in the Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).  Price, a law enforcement veteran of more than 15 years, will oversee the division's Special Operations Bureau, which includes the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Program and Task Force; the Wisconsin Statewide Information Center (WSIC, which is the state's intelligence fusion center); Homeland Security; Technical Services; Amber Alert; Wisconsin Clearinghouse For Missing and Exploited Children and Adults; the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network; the Computer and Digital Forensic Sections; Gaming; Training and Standards; the DCI Tactical Team; Internal Affairs; and the Public and Criminal Records sections.


“Protecting children is a top priority at the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and Jenniffer’s commitment to this most important mission is unmatched,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.  “With her deep base of knowledge in computer crimes and experience as Wisconsin’s ICAC Task Force Commander, I know she will excel in this new role at the Department of Justice.”


Price, originally from Baraboo, was previously the Special Agent in Charge assigned to the DCI - Narcotics Bureau for nearly six years, and for the past eight years, has been assigned to Wisconsin’s ICAC Task Force, serving as the commander of the Task Force and DCI’s Computer Forensics Unit for the past three years.  She also has been a member, and is the current commander, of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Child Abduction Response Team (CART).  Price, who started at the Department of Justice in 1999, began her law enforcement career as a police officer for the Wausau Police Department in 1997. 


“I have great confidence in Jenniffer based on her outstanding performance as a leader and manager in her current role.  I am looking forward to the contributions she will make as a member of DCI’s senior management team,” David Matthews, DCI Administrator, said.


Price’s appointment is effective December 2, 2013.  She fills the position formerly held by Jody Wormet, who has been re-assigned as Director of DCI’s Field Operations Bureau for the Western Region.