Chief Baumann (Retired) is a 38-year law enforcement veteran serving 29 of those years as Chief of Police. Ed has worked in all aspects of law enforcement; SWAT, Incident Command, Undercover, Operations, Investigations, Administration and has also held the title of Emergency Management Director for the Community he served. Ed was appointed by then Governor Thompson to the Wisconsin Training and Standards Board advancing to Chairman. Ed spent 10 years working with the Milwaukee World Festival Inc., (Summerfest).
Mike Edwards served the Milwaukee Police Dept. for 27 years, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. Mike served over 24 years in the motorcycle unit, both as an officer and Sergeant. Mike was tasked with coordinating, logistics, and incident command activities as well as managing and supervising the personnel assigned to most major events in the City of Milwaukee and in the State of Wisconsin. He has worked with the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, and State and Local agencies. Mike was tasked with structuring safe and pristine motorcade routes for dignitaries including U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, Foreign leaders and other dignitaries. He has also served as Incident Commander responsible for the development of operational plans for major events including Summerfest and all related festivals, Harley Anniversaries (95th thru 110th), and sporting venues for the Brewers, Bucks, Admirals and Packers. He has coordinated runs, walks and numerous special events where there are large crowds and vehicular traffic. Mike has a unique gift for coordinating traffic control and patterns related to ingress/egress at special events and for providing a pristine environment at these functions.
Dave is a 37 year law enforcement veteran who retired with the rank of Captain of Police, with the Milwaukee Police Department. Dave also proudly served 6 years in the United States Army/Army National Guard. Dave's education includes an Associate Degree in Police Science and a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. He has received diplomas in Police Staff and Command, Hazardous Devices and numerous other training courses related to law enforcement. Dave's career included patrol duties, criminal investigative duties, tactical duties and duties as a bomb technician. He also commanded the bomb squad, tactical unit, motorcycle unit, harbor unit, mounted patrol unit, vice control division, internal affairs and special operations unit, as well as performing district assignments. Dave was incident commander at many situations while in the Milwaukee Police Department and was tasked with coordinating four Presidential campaigns and numerous dignitary events. Dave provides a vast assortment of knowledge in all areas of law enforcement and supervision.
Dan Baumann has proudly served in the United States Army, utilizing his training and experience in the Special Operations field as an Army Airborne Ranger. Dan is also a certified police officer in the State of Wisconsin. He is a command officer and a member of the Tactical Unit at his agency. Dan also has had the unique opportunity of working as a consultant with various entities helping to make their communities safer by hardening critical infrastructure.
Ms. Kasper is a retired FBI Special Agent and former Police Officer with over 20 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience and over 10 years in corporate security and fraud investigations. Jill’s background reflects accomplishments in special event coordination for the City of Chicago, site threat assessment, investigations, intelligence, undercover operations, training and management. Prior to joining Elite Protection Specialists, Jill was responsible for executive protection details and security and threat assessments both US and abroad for a Fortune 500 company. She has a very diverse career within the FBI, having worked numerous undercover details as well as having been assigned to body and evidence recovery on 9/11. Jill has also served as an instructor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College in the areas of Police Science and Police Recruit Training. She actively teaches self-defense courses for community and corporate entities. Jill has extensive experience in employment background investigations and specializes in interviews and investigations for corporations and law firms.
Larry Warwick is a retired Detective Lieutenant from the West Allis Police Department. He has over 40 years of investigative experience, and has trained with the NYPD and FBI in many different areas including counter terrorism, death investigation, and interviewing and interrogation techniques.
He served as the Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Group, and has many hours of experience conducting undercover operations, and surveillance.