History of the Wisconsin DARE Officers Association

History of the Wisconsin DARE Officers Association

Out of a phone conversation between two newly trained DARE Officers in November of 1989 lead to the birth of the Wisconsin DARE Officers association.

An Organizational meeting was held in December of 1989. They hoped a few Officers would show up. To their surprise, fifty DARE Officers from across Wisconsin showed up.  A board of directors and bylaws came out of that meeting.

President,                 Tom Footit,              Oshkosh PD
Vice President,         Randy Tylke,           Milwaukee County Sheriffs Dept
1st Vice President,  William Edmonds, Milwaukee PD
Secretary,                 David Banaszynski, Shorewood PD
Treasurer,                Colleen Baker,         West Allis PD
Area 1 Rep,              Richard Schwabenlander, Menomonee Falls PD
Area 2 Rep,              Calvin Bebee,           Two Rivers PD
Area 3 Rep,              Patricia Krueger,    Taylor County Sheriffs Dept
Area 4 Rep,              David Hanson,       LaCrosse PD
Area 5 Rep,              Mark Martens,        Chippewa County Sheriffs Dept
Education Consultant, Angie Peterson, LaCrosse Public Schools
State Coordinator  Don Perretz             Wisc Dept of Training and Standards

The first WDOA conference was held June 26, 1990 in Oshkosh. Over 125 DARE Officers attended the first conference.

 1991 conference location: Milwaukee      

President,                 William Edmonds, Milwaukee PD
Vice President,        Dave Hanson,          La Crosse PD
1st Vice President   Randy Tylke,                        Milwaukee County Sheriff
Past President         Tom Footit               Oshkosh PD
Secretary,                 Patty Krueger,         Taylor County Sheriff
Treasurer,                Colleen Baker          West Allis PD
Area 1 Rep,              Joe Muniz                 Racine County Sheriff
Area 2 Rep               Cal Bebee                  Two Rivers PD
Area 3 Rep               Jeff Hardel                Wausau PD
Area 4 Rep               Roger Barnes           La Crosse PD
Area 5 Rep               Mark Pope               Bayfield County Sheriff
Educational Consultant Angie Peterson           La Crosse Public Schools
State Coordinator  Don Perretz             Wisc Dept of Training and Standards


1992 conference location: La Crosse.

President,                 Dave Hanson           La Crosse PD
Vice President,        Randy Tylke             Milwaukee County Sheriff
1st Vice President   Roger Barnes           La Crosse PD
Past President         William Edmonds,  Milwaukee PD
Secretary                  Patty Krueger          Taylor County Sheriff
Treasurer                  Colleen Baker          West Allis PD
Area 1                        Joe Muniz                 Racine County Sheriff
Area 2                        Lance Catalono       Brown County Sheriff
Area 3                        Jeff Hardel                Wausau PD
Area 4                        Sue Reshel                Jackson County Sheriff
Area 5                        Mark Pope               Bayfield County Sheriff
Educational Consultant, Angie Peterson,  La Crosse Public Schools
State Coordinator  Don Perretz             Wisc Dept of Training and Standards

1993 conference location: Wausau.

President                  Randy Tylke             Milwaukee County Sheriff
Vice President         Roger Barnes           La Crosse PD
1st Vice President   Joe Muniz                 Racine County Sheriff
Past President         Dave Hanson           La Crosse PD
Secretary                  Jeff Smith                 Germantown PD
Treasurer                  Patty Krueger          Taylor County Sheriff
Area 1 Rep               Randy Rothenbueler         New Berlin PD
Area 2 Rep               Lance Catalano       Brown County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Mary Wogernese   Wausau PD
Area 4 Rep               Susan Reshel            Jackson County Sheriff
Area 5 Rep               Mark Pope               Bayfield County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Angie Peterson       La Crosse Public Schools
State Coordinator  Don Perretz             Wisc Dept of Training and Standards

1994 conference location, Waukesha. Introduction of the NEW DARE Curriculum.

President                  Roger Barnes           La Crosse PD
Vice President         Joe Muniz                 Racine County Sheriff
1st Vice President   Jeff Speaker             Brookfield PD
Past President         Randy Tylke             Milwaukee County Sheriff
Secretary                  Jeff Smith                 Germantown PD
Treasurer                  Denis Dutton           Elm Grove PD

Area 1 Rep               Randy Rothenbueler         New Berlin PD
Area 2 Rep               Lance Caralano       Brown County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Mary Wogernese   Wausau PD
Area 4 Rep               Eric Matson              Monroe County Sheriff
Area 5 Rep               Mark Pope               Bayfield County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Angie Peterson       La Crosse Public Schools
State Coordinator  Don Perretz             Wisc Dept of Training and Standards

1995 conference location: Fond du Lac. President Joe Moniz passed away in January 1996 and Jeff Speaker completed his term as president.

President                  Joe Muniz                             Racine County Sheriff
Vice President         Jeff Speaker                         Brookfield PD
1st Vice President   Randy Rothenbueler         New Berlin PD
Past President         Roger Barnes                       La Crosse PD
Secretary                  Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Treasurer                  Lance Catalano                   Brown County Sheriff
Area 1 Rep               Richard Schwabenlander,  Menomonee Falls PD
Area 2 Rep               James Skorczewski                        Ashwaubenon Public Safety
Area 3 Rep               Alan Ostrowski                   Everest Metro PD
Area 4 Rep               Eric Matson                          Monroe County Sheriff
Area 5 Rep               Kathleen Waldvogel          Barron County Sheriff
Educational Consultant,  Debora Bilzing-Ernst          DC Everest School District
State Coordinator, Don Perretz                         Wisc Dept of Training and Standards

1996 conference location: Green Bay

President                  Randy Rothenbueler         New Berlin PD
Vice President         Richard Schwabenlander Menomonee Falls PD
1st Vice President   Kim Nabor                            Waukesha County Sheriff           
Past President         Jeff Speaker                         Brookfield PD
Secretary                  Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Treasurer                  Anne Brophy                       Janesville PD
Area 1 Rep               Tom Reichert                       Delevan PD
Area 2 Rep               Cyndi Thaldorf                    Oshkosh PD
Area 3 Rep               Al Ostrowski                                    Everest Metro PD
Area 4 Rep               Tim Hovell                            Trempealeau County Sheriff
Area 5 Rep               Kathleen Waldvogel          Barron County Sheriff

Educational Consultant    Mary Jane Whitty  New Berlin Public Schools
State Coordinator  Don Perretz                         Wisc Dept of Training and Standards

1997 Conference location: Delevan

President                  Richard Schwabenlander Menomonee Falls PD
Vice President         Kim Nabor                            Waukesha County Sheriff
1st Vice President   Tim Hovell                            Trempealeau County Sheriff      
Past President         Randy Rothenbueler         New Berlin PD
Secretary                  Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Treasurer                  Anne Brophy                       Janesville PD
Area 1 Rep               Eileen Langford                   Menomonee Falls PD
Area 2 Rep               Cyndi Thaldorf                    Oshkosh PD
Area 3 Rep               Phil Schmidt                         Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Chris Nielsen                        Baraboo PD
Area 5 Rep               Bonnie Stoneberg              Rusk County Sheriff
Educational Consultant  Mary Jane Whitte     New Berlin Public Schools
State Coordinator  Don Perretz                         Wisc Dept of Training and Standards

1998 Conference location: Manitowoc. Don Perretz retired and is replaced by Al Graham.

President                  Kim Naber                            Waukesha County Sheriff
Vice President         Tim Hovell                            Trempealeau County Sheriff
1st Vice President   Jeff Speaker                         Brookfield PD
Past President         Richard Schwabenlander Menomonee Falls PD
Secretary                  Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Treasurer                  Anne Brophy                       Janesville PD
Area 1 Rep               Eileen Langford                   Menomonee Falls PD
Area 2 Rep               Karl Puestow                       Manitowoc  PD
Area 3 Rep               Phil Schmidt                         Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Chris Nielsen                        Baraboo PD
Area 5 Rep               Bonnie Stoneberg              Rusk County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Cathy Lins                 UW Extension
State Coordinator  AL Graham                           Devision of Narcotics Enforcement

 

1999 Conference Location:  Milwaukee

President                  Tim Hovell                            Trempealeau County Sheriff
Vice President         Jeff Speaker                         Brookfield PD
1st Vice President   Elizabeth Ibarra                  Milwaukee PD
Past President         Kim Naber                            Waukesha County Sheriff
Secretary                  Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Treasurer                  Nicolette Zainer                  Waukesha County Sheriff
Area 1 Rep               Mark Sterle                          Brown Deer PD
Area 2 Rep               Karl Puestow                       Manitowoc PD
Area 3 Rep               Phil Schmidt                         Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Chris Nielsen                        Baraboo PD
Area 5 Rep               Bonnie Stoneberg              Rusk County Sheriff
Training Team Rep Richard Fons                        Greenfield PD
Educational Consultant    Cathy Lins                
State Coordinator  AL Graham                           Division of Narcotics Enforcement

2000 Conference Location: Madison

President                  Jeff Speaker                         Brookfield PD
Vice President         Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
1st Vice President   Mike Walsh                          Greenfield PD
Past President         Kim Naber                            Waukesha County Sheriff
Secretary                  Jean Fleishman                   Menomonee Falls PD
Treasurer                  Nicolette Zainer                  Waukesha County Sheriff
Area 1 Rep               Mark Sterle                          Brown Deer PD
Area 2 Rep               Kevin VandendHeuvel      Brown County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Phil Schmidt                         Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Daniel Hoffman                  Tomah PD
Area 5 Rep               Bonnie Stoneberg              Rusk County Sheriff
Training Team         Richard Fons                        Greenfield PD
Educational Consultant    Cathy Lins
State Coordinator  Al Graham                            Division of Narcotics Enforcement

2001 Conference Location:  Waukesha

President                  Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Vice President         Mike Walsh                          Greenfield PD
1st Vice President   Eric Matson                          Monroe County Sheriff
Past President         Jeff Speaker                         Brookfield PD
Secretary                  Jean Fleischman                 Menomonee Falls PD

Treasurer                  Nicolette Zainer                  Waukesha County Sheriff
Area 1 Rep               Mark Sterle                          Brown Deer PD
Area 2 Rep               Kevin VandenHeuvel         Brown County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Phil Schmidt                         Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Daniel Hoffman                  Tomah PD
Area 5 Rep               Bonnie Stoneberg              Rusk County Sheriff
Training Team         Richard Fons                        Greenfield PD
Educational Consultant  Cathy Lins                  
State Coordinator  Al Graham                            Division of Narcotics Enforcement

2002  Conference Location: Eau Claire. Introduction of the New 10 week Elementary Curriculum

President                  Mike Walsh                          Greenfield PD
Vice President         Eric Matson                          Monroe County Sheriff
1st Vice President   Kevin VandenHeuvel         Brown County Sheriff
Past President         Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Nikki Eisenbach                   New Berlin PD
Area 1 Rep               Mark Sterle                          Brown Deer PD
Area 2 Rep               Melia Prange                       Manitowoc County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Phil Schmidt                         Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Janie Russell                         Crawford County Sheriff
Area 5 Rep               Bonnie Stoneberg              Rusk County Sheriff
Training Team         Richard Fons                        Greenfield PD
Educational Consultant    Cathy Lins
State Coordinator  Al Graham                            Division of Narcotics Enforcement

2003 Conference Location: Green Bay

President                  Eric Matson                          Monroe County Sheriff
Vice President         Kevin VandenHeuvel         Brown County Sheriff
1st Vice President   Melia Prange                       Manitowoc County Sheriff
Past President         Mike Walsh                          Greenfield PD
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Nikki Eisenbach                   New Berlin PD
Area 1 Rep               Steve Sikora                         Racine County Sheriff
Area 2 Rep               Michaelyn Culligan                 Manitowoc PD
Area 3 Rep               Terri Smoczyk                     Oneida County Sheriff

Area 4 Rep               Rick Jeske                             La Crosse County Sheriff
Area 5 Rep               Nancy Hove                         Pierce County Sheriff
Training team          Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Education Consultant        Cathy Lins
State Coordinator  Al Graham                            Division of Narcotics Enforcement

2004 Conference Location: Manitowoc.

President                  Kevin VandenHeuvel         Brown County Sheriff
Vice President         Melia Prange                       Manitowoc County Sheriff
1st Vice President   Rick Jeske                             La Crosse County Sheriff
Past President         Eric Matson                          Monroe County Sheriff
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Nikki Eisenbach                   New Berlin PD
Area1 Rep                Steve Sikora                         Racine County Sheriff
Area 2 Rep               Michaelyn Culligan                Manitowoc PD
Area 3 Rep               Terri Smoczyk                     Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Nate Dreckman                  Grant County Sheriff
Area 5 Rep               Nancy Hove                         Pierce County Sheriff
Training Team         Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Educational Consultant    Cathy Lins    
State Coordinator  Al Graham                            Division of Narcotics Enforcement

2005 Conference Location: La Crosse

President                  Melia Prange                       Manitowoc County Sheriff
Vice President         Rick Jeske                             La Crosse County Sheriff
1st Vice President   Nancy            Hove                         Pierce County Sheriff
Past President         Kevin VandenHeuvel         Brown County Sheriff
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Nikki Eisenbach                   New Berlin PD
Area 1 Rep               Steve Sikora             Racine County Sheriff
Area 2 Rep               Michaelyn Culligan                Manitowoc PD
Area 3 Rep               Mike Murray                       Langlade County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               John Siegel                           La Crosse County Sheriff
Area5 Rep                Sheree Carr                          Barron County Sheriff
State Coordinator  Jeff Smith                             Germantown PD
Educational consultant     Cathy Lins                

2006 Conference Location: Warrens

President                  Rick Jeske                             La Crosse County Sheriff
Vice President         Nancy Hove                         Pierce County Sheriff
1st Vice President  John Siegel                           La Crosse County Sheriff
Past President         Melia Prange                       Manitowoc County Sheriff
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Bruce Jacobs                        Manitowoc PD
Area 1 Rep               Jim Pleva                               Brookfield PD
Area 2 Rep               Michaelyn Culligan                 Manitowoc PD
Area 3 Rep               Mike Murray                       Langlade County Sheriff
Area  4 Rep              Randall Poirier                    South Wayne PD
Area 5 Rep               Sheree Carr                          Barron County Sheriff
Training Team Rep Kevin Vanden Heuvel        Brown County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Carl Olson
State Coordinator              Jeff Smith

2007 Conference Location:  Minocqua

President                  Nancy Hove                         Pierce County Sheriff
Vice President         John Siegel                           La Crosse County Sheriff
1st Vice President  Mark Rasmussen                Marquette County Sheriff
Past President         Rick Jeske                             La Crosse County Sheriff
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Bruce Jacobs                        Manitowoc PD
Area 1 Rep               Jim Pleva                               Brookfield PD
Area 2 Rep               Michaelyn Culligan                Manitowoc PD
Area 3 Rep               Mike Murray                       Langlade County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Randall Poirier                    South Wayne PD
Area 5 Rep               Sheree Carr                          Barron County Sheriff
Training Team Rep Kevin Vanden Heuvel       Brown County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Carl Olson
DARE Coordinator             Jeff Smith

2008 Conference Location: Warrens

President                  John Siegel                           La Crosse County Sheriff
Vice President         Mark Rasmussen                Marquette County Sheriff
1st Vice President  Tony Pine                             New Berlin PD        
Past President         Nancy Hove                         Pierce County Sheriff
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD

Treasurer                  Bruce Jacobs                        Manitowoc PD
Area 1 Rep               Joel Dhein                             Glendale PD
Area 2 Rep               Michaelyn Culligan                Manitowoc PD
Area 3 Rep               Mike Murray                       Langlade County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Jon Wenger                         La Crosse PD
Area 5 Rep               Jason Matthys                     Pierce County Sheriff
Training Team Rep Kevin Vanden Heuvel        Brown County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Regina Siegel           LaCrosse Public Schools
DARE Coordinator             Jeff Smith

2009 Conference Location: Glendale

President                  Mark Rasmussen                Marquette County Sheriff
Vice President         Tony Pine                             New Berlin PD
1st Vice President  Jeff Carr                                Brown County Sheriff
Past President         John Siegel                           LaCrosse County Sheriff
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Bruce Jacobs                        Manitowoc PD
Area 1 Rep               Joel Dhein                             Glendale PD
Area 2 Rep               Gary Grenier                       Waushara County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Jim Adams                            Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Jon Wenger                         La Crosse PD
Area 5 Rep               Steve Albarado                   Pierce County Sheriff
Training Team Rep John Siegel                           La Crosse County Sheriff
Education Consultant        Regina Siegel           La Crosse Public Schools

2010 conference Location: Fond du Lac

President                  Tony Pine                             New Berlin PD
Vice President         Jeff Carr                                Brown County Sheriff
1st Vice President  Steve Olson                          Fond du Lac PD
Past President         Mark Rasmussen                Marquette County Sheriff
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Bruce Jacobs                        Manitowoc  PD
Area 1 Rep               Joel Dhein                             Glendale PD
Area 2 Rep               Gary Grenier                       Waushara County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Jim Adams                            Oneida County Sheriff

Area 4 Rep               Jon Wenger                         La Crosse PD
Area 5 Rep               Steve Albarado                   Pierce County SHeriff

Training Team Rep       John Siegel                     La Crosse County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Regina Siegel           La Crosse Public Schools
DARE Coordinator             Jeff Smith

2011 Conference Location: Green Bay

President                  Jeff Carr                                Brown County Sheriff
Vice President         Steve Olson                          Fond du Lac PD
1st Vice President  Steve Albarado                   Pierce County Sheriff
Past President         Tony Pine                             New Berlin PD
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Bruce Jacobs                        Manitowoc PD
Area 1 Rep               Joel Dhein                             Glendale PD
Area 2 Rep               Mark Rasmussen                Marquette County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Jim Adams                            Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Jon Wenger                         La Crosse PD
Area 5 Rep               Nancy Hove                         Pierce County Sheriff
 Training Team Rep            John Siegel                          La Crosse County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Regina Siegel                       La Crosse Public Schools
DARE Coordinator             Jeff Smith    

2012 Conference Location: Rothschild

President                  Steve Olson                          Fond du Lac PD
Vice President         Steve Albarado                   Pierce County Sheriff
1sr Vice President  Kyle Arendt                          Fox Point PD
Past President
Secretary                  Paula Roberson                  Wauwatosa PD
Treasurer                  Bruce Jacobs                        Manitowoc PD
Area 1 Rep               Joel Dhein                             Glendale PD
Area 2 Rep               Mark Rasmussen                Marquette County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Jim Adams                            Oneida County Sheriff
Area 4 Rep               Marte Peterson                  La Crosse County Sheriff
Area 5 Rep               Nancy Hove                         Pierce County Sheriff
Training Team Rep             John Siegel               La Crosse County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Regina Siegel           La Crosse Public Schools 
DARE Coordinator             Jeff Smith    

2013 Conference Location: Oshkosh

President                  Steve Albarado                   Pierce County Sheriff
Vice President         Kyle Arendt                          Fox Point PD
1st Vice President  Pete Ehlert                           Winnebago County Sheriff
Past President         Steve Olson                          Fond du Lac PD
Secretary                  Sandy Brown                       Elm Grove PD
Treasurer                  Bruce Jacobs                        Manitowoc PD
Area 1 Rep               Joel Dhein                             Glendale PD
Area 2 Rep               Mark Rasmussen                Marquette County Sheriff
Area 3 Rep               Leah Long                             Everest Metro PD
Area 4 Rep               Marte            Peterson                  La Crosse County Sheriff
Area 5 Rep               Nancy Hove                         Pierce County Sheriff
Training Team Rep             John Siegel               La Crosse County Sheriff
Educational Consultant    Regina Siegel           La Crosse Public Schools
DARE Coordinator             Jeff Smith

2014 Conference Location: Lake Geneva

President                     Kyle Arendt                                 Fox Point PD
Vice President             Pete Ehlert                                   Winnebago County Sheriff
1st Vice President       Steve Thompson                            New Berlin PD
Past President             Steve Albarado                              Pierce County Sheriff
Area 1 Rep                  Joel Dhein                                       Glendale PD
Area 2 Rep                   Steve Olson                                  Fond du Lac PD
Area 3 Rep                   Leah Long                                      Everest Metro PD
Area 4 Rep                   Kevin Weinshrott                           New Lisbon PD
Area 5 Rep                     Nancy Hove                                    Pierce County Sheriff
Training Team Rep             John Siegel                           La Crosse County Sheriff
Education Consultant        Regina Siegel                       La Crosse Public Schools
DARE Coordinator             Jeff Smith    

2015 Conference Location: Wisconsin Dells

President                   Pete Ehlert                           Winnebago County Sheriff
Vice President        Steve Thompson                New Berlin PD
1st Vice President  Andrew Jacobi                      Hales Corners PD
Past President        Kyle Arendt                          Fox Point PD
Area 1 Rep               Joel Dhein                             Glendale PD
Area 2 Rep               Steve Olson                          Fond du Lac PD
Area 3 Rep              Jamie Jaeger                          Merrill  PD
Area 4 Rep               Kevin Weinshrott                   New Lisbon PD
Area 5 Rep               Laurie Zondlo                           Price County Sheriff
Training Team Rep          Steve Albarado                           Pierce County Sheriff
Education Consultant        Regina Siegel                       La Crosse Public Schools
DARE Coordinator             Jeff Smith    


2016 Conference Location: Oshkosh


President                            Steve Thompson                      New Berlin PD
Vice President                    Andrew Jacobi                          Hales Corners PD
1st Vice President               Chris Neuville                           Door County Sheriffs
Past President                      Pete Ehlert                              Winnebago County Sheriff
Area 1 Rep                          Kyle Arendt                              Fox Point PD
Area 2 Rep                          Steve Olson                             Fond du Lac PD
Area 3 Rep                          Jamie Jaeger                           Merrill PD
Area 4 Rep                          Kevin Weinshrott                     New Lisbon PD
Area 5 Rep                          Laurie Zondlo                          Price County Sheriff
Training Team Rep              Steve Albarado                        Pierce County Sheriff
Education Consultant           Regina Siegel                         LaCrosse Public Schools
DARE Coordinator               Jeff Smith

2017 Conference Location: Sturgeon Bay