Wisconsin Leadership for MOCIC
In addition to federal monitoring, MOCIC is governed by an Executive Committee composed of one elected member and one alternate from each of the nine states in the MOCIC region. Each Executive Committee member appoints a State Review Committee to provide advice and counsel on matters concerning MOCIC. In Wisconsin, these leadership positions are held by:
Executive Committee Member:
Chief Deputy Allen Kraeger
Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office
Executive Committee Alternate:
Chief Deputy Joseph Konrath
Marquette County Sheriff’s Office
State Review Committee Members:
Captain Jody Crocker
Ashwaubenon Department of
Sheriff Joseph Fath
Vilas County Sheriff’s Office
Lieutenant Bob Frank
Richland County Sheriff’s Office
Chief Arleigh Porter
Sturgeon Bay Police Department
Director Jenniffer Price
Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Commander
Special Operations Bureau
Wisconsin Division of Criminal
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Special Agent in Charge Michael C. Sasse
Wisconsin Division of Criminal
Wausau Police Department
The Wausau Police Department contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in an investigation of a child sex assault. The female child victim was a runaway. While she was looking for a place to stay, the victim used a social media site to communicate with the suspect and eventually met the suspect in Wausau. The victim reported that the suspect had given her prescription drugs and repeatedly sexually assaulted her. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was collected from the victim’s clothing. The suspect initially denied contact with the victim and created elaborate alibis. The suspect ultimately admitted to portions of the assaults when confronted with the DNA evidence. The MOCIC staff created a statement analysis graph showing the false statements and the eventual admissions made. The suspect pled guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison, nine years of direct supervision following release, and lifetime registration as a sex offender. The judge said he specifically considered the lies told by the suspect in rendering his verdict.
207 Member Agencies
585 Requests for Criminal Investigative Research
Assistance Involving 926 Inquiries
3,012 Intelligence Database Inquiries and
765 Intelligence Database Submissions
495 RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System
(RISSafe) Submissions With
13 RISSafe Conflicts Resolved
880 Analytical Products Produced
Pleasant Prairie Police Department
The Pleasant Prairie Police Department contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in two separate and unrelated investigations. In an armed robbery investigation, the MOCIC staff provided analytical products relative to the suspect’s cell phone use, including a map that showed the location of the suspect’s cell phone in relation to the robbery location. After the map was shown to the defense attorney, the suspect pled guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison. In a burglary investigation, the MOCIC staff prepared maps and charts that established that two suspects were in the area of a burglary during the time frame when it occurred. Both suspects were convicted.
Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office
The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a reckless homicide investigation. The victim overdosed on heroin distributed to him by the suspect. The MOCIC staff prepared analytical products relative to the suspect’s cell phone use. The investigator said that the analyst’s work was instrumental in locating the suspect and placing him in the vicinity of the victim. The suspect ultimately pled guilty to first-degree reckless homicide.
News and Testimonials
The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation serves as the RISSafe Watch Center for the state of Wisconsin. RISSafe stores and maintains data on planned law enforcement events, such as raids, controlled buys, and surveillances, with the goal of identifying and alerting affected agencies and officers of potential conflicts.
“If it were not for the MOCIC confidential funds provided to our agency, we would not have been able to conduct this investigation and stop this crime ring. Thanks again for helping us keep our communities safe and supporting the mission of law enforcement. We could not have done it without MOCIC.”
—Barron County Sheriff’s Office
“The MOCIC staff did an awesome job and their work was helpful in securing a conviction in a homicide case. I have been proud to be involved with MOCIC for many years. MOCIC has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion. You have helped on so many cases that, without your assistance, we would not have been able to successfully prosecute.”
——Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
“The prosecutors loved the charts you put together for our robbery investigation. What a great resource to have!”
—Sauk County Sheriff’s Office
The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) mission is to assist local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice agencies by providing adaptive solutions and services that facilitate information sharing, support criminal investigations, and promote officer safety.
The Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC), one of the six RISS Centers, began providing services to its regional member agencies in 1980. MOCIC’s region consists of:
• North Dakota
• South Dakota
• Canadian province of Manitoba
Since 1980, the number of criminal justice agencies benefiting from MOCIC services has grown to more than 1,785 agencies.
Grand Chute Police Department
The Grand Chute Police Department (GCPD) borrowed MOCIC specialized equipment to use in an investigation involving human trafficking and prostitution. Equipment owned by the GCPD was malfunctioning, and similar equipment needed to be borrowed so the investigation could move forward. As a result of the investigation, 12 individuals were arrested.
Rice Lake Police Department
The Rice Lake Police Department borrowed MOCIC specialized equipment for use in a vandalism and narcotics investigation. Authorities used the equipment to document evidence of criminal activity. Authorities arrested one individual and seized marijuana and cocaine, valued at more than $100,000.
Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Investigation
Intelligence Research Services
The Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Investigation’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft case. Authorities needed to positively identify a suspect and an associate who had previously lived in Wisconsin and were using an ID stolen from a southern state. Authorities were advised that they had moved approximately two years ago. The MOCIC staff obtained information from a variety of sources, including social media, that assisted authorities in establishing the true identity of both the suspect and associate.