Division of Criminal Investigation DCI

The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is charged with a purely criminal investigative mission and function. The Division employs Special Agents who are sworn law enforcement officers possessing statewide jurisdiction and charged with the responsibility of enforcing the laws of the State of Wisconsin. The Division also has a cadre of digital, criminal, and investigative program analysts who support Wisconsin's law enforcement agencies. Finally, our administrative support personnel help the Division be responsive to the citizens of Wisconsin and all of our criminal justice partners. DCI has a responsibility of investigating crimes that are statewide in nature or importance. DCI Special Agents and analysts work closely with local, county, tribal, state and federal officials to investigate and prosecute crimes involving homicide, arson, financial crimes, illegal gaming, multi-jurisdictional crimes, drug trafficking, computer crimes, homeland security, public integrity and government corruption as well as crimes against children. The Division also performs special investigations requested by the Governor or the Legislature. In addition, the Division provides extensive training to local, state and federal officers on current issues in law enforcement. 



Division Administration


Tina R. Virgil



Tina R. Virgil



Tina has served under five Attorneys General in a variety of roles during the past 29 years at the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ). Tina was hired on December 19, 2021, as the Administrator of the Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) having served for three years as the Administrator of the Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES). She was appointed to the DLES position by newly elected Attorney General Josh Kaul on January 6, 2019. Among her service, Tina was designated by Attorney General Brad Schimel in 2016 as the Director of the newly created Bureau of Special Investigations overseeing critical-incident response for officer-involved shootings for the Division of Criminal Investigation. She also held the position of State Fire Marshal. Tina has served as Executive Director of the Office of Crime Victim Services appointed by Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen in 2007.


Tina has been active in a variety of statewide and national initiatives, including serving as the Chapter President for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), a member of the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, and the National Association of Women in Law Enforcement Executives. Tina has served as an appointed Commissioner to the Sun Prairie Plan Commission since May 2019. Tina is the recipient of the 2021 Wisconsin Women in Government Legacy Award. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).


Tina received her Bachelor of Science Degree double-majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Edgewood College and graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Police School of Staff and Command. She is also a graduate of the Wisconsin Command College.