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.
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Captain Jonathan Schmitz
Presently serving as the Department’s Captain.
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