WLEOA Mission Statement

“To unify the Wisconsin law enforcement community, promoting law enforcement as a profession, encouraging public and private cooperation, and building community relationships.”

Facts About the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers Association

The WLEOA is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Wisconsin.

Membership in the WLEOA is open to all full time law enforcement officers, deputies, agents or other in the State of Wisconsin as approved by the Board of Directors.

Associate members consisting of persons not eligible for regular membership may apply for membership subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

WLEOA is the only Association in which officers from all branches of the law enforcement profession are afforded equal voting rights, equal benefits, and equal representation.

The WLEOA is managed by its board of directors which represents all ranks of the law enforcement profession, from patrolman to commanding officers, from all sections of the state.

The WLEOA owns and publishes an official magazine, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Journal.

The Association was created by law enforcement officers. It does not duplicate the efforts or activities of any other law enforcement organization, but supplements the activities of those Associations which comprise specific groups.

The WLEOA is governed by a set of bylaws. Board meetings are held bi-annually and at other times when needed.

Objectives of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers Association

To encourage the highest degree of skill and efficiency to police work and the highest standards of conduct by law enforcement officer.

To strive for public recognition of police work as a profession and to encourage law enforcement officers to make a career of their profession.

To assist legislators in the enactment of needed criminal laws and the amendment of existing inefficient laws; take necessary action on all existing and proposed legislation that will affect the law enforcement profession.

To gather and disseminate useful and educational information pertaining to scientific crime detection, traffic control, gathering and preparing evidence, the laws of arrest, crime prevention and similar police problems.

To actively combat juvenile delinquency.

To encourage wholehearted cooperating between all federal, state, county, and local law enforcement officers and agencies; between these and the general public, and between the various police associations and law enforcement organizations in the State of Wisconsin.

Each year the Association sponsors programs for boys and girls throughout the State of Wisconsin. All expenses are borne by the Association. Advertising revenue from our journal, our annual raffle, our golf outing, and membership dues help to make these programs possible. We feel they go a long way toward preventing delinquency and building better citizens.


Tony Nardi

Peter Kraeger


Chad D. Billeb

Allen R. Kraeger

Past Presidents

Randy Lind ∼ 2013-2017                 Lamont Strandberg ~ 2009-2013
Jim Kirk ~ 2005-2009
Robert Wuerl ~ 2001-2005
Ronald Kahl ~ 1999-2001

Allen Kraeger ~ 1995-1999
Fred Haas ~ 1993-1995
Ray Johnson ~ 1989-1993
Jerry Koenig ~ 1985-1989
Timothy Hefferan ~ 1981-1985

Fred Rasmussen ~ 1977-1981
Roland Recker ~ 1972-1976
Robert Rentmeester ~ 1968-1972
Tony Russos ~ 1964-1968
Robert O’Neill ~ 1960-1964