Switala, Brian

Police Captain
UW-Milwaukee Police Department

Brian Switala has been dedicated to the UW Milwaukee Police Department for over 22 years. Since his start at UWM, he has held rank of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Interim Chief. His current assignment is Police Captain which primarily oversees patrol operations. Some of his auxiliary duties include overseeing major crimes, security operations, dispatch operations, finance and training. Brian is concurrently working in the UWM Emergency Operations Center in response to the Covid-19 pandemic as Co-Incident Commander for the past year. Brian holds a degree in Criminal Justice and graduated Magna Cumme laude. He has completed a number of leadership trainings while at UWM. Some of those trainings are Leadership in Police Organizations, UW Leadership Development Program and FBI Regional Command College to name a few. In addition to his training accomplishments, Brian has been recognized with a number of awards while serving UWM. Some of those awards include, Metal of Valor (UWMPD), Excellence in Training (UWMPD) and Outstanding Service (UWM). Brian attributes his career success to working with outstanding individuals, both internal and external, who ably serve UWM to their best ability everyday.