Fire and Police Commission Director Michael Tobin set to take a new job in Washington, D.C.
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Michael Tobin, the director of the Fire and Police Commission has announced he’s taking a new job.
Tobin is headed to Washington, D.C. He’s been hired as the executive director of the Office of Police Complaints.
That office handles police misconduct complaints filed against Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department and DC Housing Authority Office of Public Safety officers.
Since 2007, Tobin has served as the executive director of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.
Tobin began his career with the city of Milwaukee as a police officer. Upon graduation from law school he joined the Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office as an assistant city attorney where he was a police legal advisor, guided internal affairs investigations, prosecuted police employees for misconduct, and represented the city’s interests in police department matters for almost twenty years in state courts and administrative agencies.
Tobin is also a former Army National Guard Colonel and combat veteran. In 2005 he was appointed Rule of Law Officer to manage the U.S. military program to reconstruct the civilian justice system nation-wide for the country of Afghanistan.
“I am grateful and enthusiastic for the opportunity to serve the District of Columbia as the executive director of the Office of Police Complaints. I have devoted my career to ensuring the safety of the public and to ensuring that those who are charged with providing that safety are held to the highest standards. I look forward to working together with the community, police departments, elected officials, and all stakeholders to continue OPC’s work ensuring that policing in the District exemplifies the values residents expect and deserve,” Tobin said.