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 DCI has a primary responsibility of investigating crimes that are statewide in nature or importance. DCI Special Agents work closely with local, county, 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.
Attorney General Brad D. Schimel appointed Brian O’Keefe to serve as his Administrator for the Division of Criminal Investigation on May 1, 2017.
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 became a part of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, when Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen appointed him to serve as his Administrator for the Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES) in 2011. Brian is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and provides instruction to law enforcement professionals on a wide range of topics.