Command Staff

Chief Michael Kass

Mike Kass, Chief of Police, Brown Deer Police Department, is a 28 veteran of law enforcement.

Starting his career in 1986 with the City of Altoona Police Department, Chief Kass was hired two years later by the City of Menomonie; there he progressed through the ranks to attain the rank of lieutenant. In 2003, Chief Kass was hired by the City of Sparta to replace the retiring Chief of Police and in 2014 was selected by the Village of Brown Deer to serve as their Police Chief.

During the course of his law enforcement career, Chief Kass has served in various positions of responsibility including Tactical Team Officer and Commander. Chief Kass previously served as an Adjunct Instructor for CVTC teaching firearms and other tactical skills throughout the Chippewa Valley, as well as teaching Critical Incident Management courses for the State of Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management.

While serving with the Menomonie Police Department, then Lt. Kass was awarded the Medal of Valor and the John H. Cover Medal of Non-Lethal Heroism. Chief Kass holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Columbia Southern University and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.

Prior to starting his law enforcement career Chief Kass served as a Correctional Officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and served in the United States Air Force.

Contact Information: Phn: 414-371-2900  Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. E-Mail: mkass@bdpolice.org

Captain Robert Halverson

Presently serving as the Department’s Captain.

Captain Robert Halverson has been serving the community since 1990.  He is currently the Department’s Captain and prior to that commanded both the Operations Division and Support Services Division.  As a Police Lieutenant he supervised all three shifts.  Captain Halverson earned a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Criminal Justice from American Military University.  Captain Halverson attended the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Course in 2007.  He also served in the United States Army (Active, National Guard and Reserve) from 1983 to 1997 reaching the rank of Captain in the Military Police.  Captain Halverson was involved in creating the department’s current Field Training Program, is a certified traffic radar and laser instructor, certified by the Department of Homeland Security as a Response to Terrorism instructor.  He sat on the State of Wisconsin’s advisory group to research and equip first responders with chemical/biological response equipment and created the department’s Respiratory Protection and Protective Equipment policies and is and instructor in these areas.

Contact Information: Phn: 414-371-2900  Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. E-Mail: rhalverson@bdpolice.org

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