Interim Director appointed for Office of School Safety

Attorney General Brad Schimel issued a statement regarding the appointment of Glenn Rehberg as interim Director of the Office of School Safety at the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice (DOJ). The Office is responsible for administering the $100 million grant program for school safety expenditures among other duties.

From the AG’s statement:

“I promised to hit the ground running after the School Safety Grant Program was signed into law, which is why I appointed one of DOJ’s best law enforcement training and standards team members to the job of Interim Director of the Office of School Safety,” said Attorney General Schimel. “Glenn Rehberg brings a varied background, including time as a public school teacher; and is frequently recognized by his peers at DOJ and statewide for his professionalism, expertise, and commitment to keeping our communities safe.”

Glenn Rehberg is a Senior Training Officer and chairs the Tactical Skills, Scenario, and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care advisory committees housed within DOJ’s Training and Standards Bureau. His work focuses on use of force, defensive and arrest tactics, tactical response, hazardous materials, tactical emergency medical training, scenario training/testing/safety guidelines, and Incident Command System training. In addition to teaching active shooter response to law enforcement officers in conjunction with the FBI/ALERRT program, Rehberg coordinates DOJ’s concealed carry curriculum, serves as an instructor at law enforcement instructor updates, and works on related DOJ initiatives. Prior to joining DOJ, Rehberg was an EMT, taught middle school band, and spent 11 years as a law enforcement officer, sergeant, and training officer. He remains a part-time patrol officer.

Rehberg lives in Dane County with his wife, an elementary school teacher, and two children, who attend public school.

Until the formal grant application is finalized, any school that is interested in applying for grant funding may submit a short letter of interest to DOJ at schoolsafety@doj.state.wi.us, identifying the following information: (1) a single point of contact for the school along with contact information; (2) the type of school safety project you hope to implement; (3) the name of the law enforcement agency that will review and approve your project; (4) an approximate dollar amount of the grant you plan to request; (5) whether your project could be in place for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, and; (6) when you will be in a position to submit a fully developed application and plan.

If you are interested in being considered for Director of the DOJ Office of School Safety, please email your cover letter and resume to schoolsafety@doj.state.wi.us.