Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES)

The Division of Law Enforcement Services is headed by the Administrator. The Administrator is an unclassified position that is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General. The Administrator works closely with the Attorney General on priority issues for the DOJ, as well as with local, county, state and federal law enforcement leaders from across Wisconsin and the nation to implement programs and policies of statewide significance or importance.


The Division is organized into four Bureaus: the Crime Information Bureau; the Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis, the Training and Standards Bureau and the Justice Programs Bureau.


The Crime Information Bureau is responsible for managing four state-wide programs: the Transaction Information for the Management of Enforcement (TIME) System; state criminal history repository, Handgun Hotline and concealed carry licenses / certifications.


The Training and Standards Bureau coordinates a variety of criminal justice initiatives and serves as the staff of the Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB). It administers the programs of the Board for certification of law enforcement, jail and secure detention officers; of instructors; and of academies. The Bureau administers reimbursement of training expenses for participants in LESB programs and coordinates and supports statewide training provided by the Department of Justice to the Wisconsin law enforcement community.  The Bureau also administers state and federal grant funds supporting juvenile justice and adult criminal justice initiatives.


The Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis (BJIA) is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and program evaluation to support evidence-based decision making and policy development.  The BJIA also serves as the Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) for the State of Wisconsin and oversees the Wisconsin Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.


The Bureau of Justice Programs (BJP) is responsible for administering the state and federal grant funds supporting juvenile justice and adult criminal justice initiatives.




Division Administration


Tina Virgil
Attorney General Joshua L Kaul appointed Tina R Virgil to serve as the Administrator for the Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES) on January 6, 2019.
Tina has been with the Wisconsin Department of Justice for 26 years serving in a variety of roles. Most recently, she has been the Director of the Special Investigations Bureau, overseeing critical-incident response for officer-involved shootings in the Division of Criminal Investigations. She also held the position of the State Fire Marshal.
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, and a member of the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs Abuse, the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, and the National Association of Women in Law Enforcement Executives.
Tina received her Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and psychology from Edgewood College and also graduated from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and is a graduate of the Wisconsin Command College.