Monday, March 14, 2011

Police Commission Selects New Police Chief

Please read the press release below that went out to local media outlets related to the Milton Police Commission's selection of a new Chief of Police:

After interviewing highly qualified candidates for the position of Police Chief on March 12th, 2011 and taking into consideration input from civic leaders, selected community members and city staff, the City of Milton Police Commission has selected Daniel L. Layber to serve as the City’s next Chief of Police. Mr. Layber accepted the conditional offer of employment from the Police Commission over the weekend.

Prior to appointment to the position, Mr. Layber must successfully complete a thorough background investigation, psychological & medical examination and drug screening as required by Wisconsin Statutes. The timeline to complete this process has not yet been determined but will be done as soon as practical. The final stage in the appointment process will include Milton’s City Council approving the terms of a compensation package associated with Mr. Layber’s appointment to the position.

Mr. Layber has been the Special Agent in Charge of the Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for the past 19 years. He has been employed with the DCI since 1983 acting in a Special Agent capacity before his promotion to supervisor. The DCI is tasked with investigating crimes of statewide importance such as homicides, arson, drug trafficking, public corruption and internet crimes against children. Mr. Layber is a graduate of the FBI National Academy which is a three month law enforcement executive management course in Quantico, Virginia. He has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Senario College and advanced training in many areas of law enforcement such as SWAT Commanders school and the DCI Death Investigation School. Mr. Layber also served in the US Army as a Military Policeman and Military Police Investigator from 1979 to 1983 in California and Germany.

Mr. Layber is married and has five children and is currently living in the Town of Genesee in Western Waukesha County.

"The Police Commission was very pleased with the quality of the candidates presented by Moffett & Associates," said Commission Chairperson Dave Ostrowski, "In addition, civic leaders, community members and city staff were also able to meet the finalists and were likewise impressed with them." Ostrowski further stated, "While the choice between the finalists was difficult, we felt Mr. Layber would be the best overall fit with both the community and the police department; having the skills and expertise to continue and expand on the excellence already demonstrated by the department under the leadership of Jerry Schuetz."