Karen Dubis has served as director of the Milwaukee Police Band since 1999. Dubis recently retired from the Milwaukee Police Department after her 37 years of service. The Milwaukee Police Band is her personal passion, she joined the band as a musician at the same time she joined the department in 1978. During her tenure at the department she was also the coordinator of the Crisis Intervention Team, which is a team of volunteer officers that responds to persons having a mental illness crisis. Dubis started the Homeless Outreach Team for the department that began with two officers in 2010 and retained over 100 officers at the time of her retirement.