Joe Souther has been with the UW-Milwaukee Police Department since 2009. He has held the rank of Police Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. As an Officer he worked in Patrol, as a Field Training Officer, and as an Investigator for the department. In 2013 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was a patrol supervisor and supervised Property & Evidence as well as the Field Training Program.
Joe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2018. He currently the nightshift Operations Lieutenant. He also oversees the Field training Program and hiring of new employees. He is a certified LESB instructor for the department in Professional Communications, Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control, and Vehicle Contacts.
Joe is a veteran having served in the Wisconsin Air National Guard. He attended Milwaukee Area Technical College and completed the Police Recruit Academy at Milwaukee Area Technical College.