Captain Nicole Waldner became a Milwaukee Police Officer in 1996. In 2001, Captain Waldner was promoted to Detective and was assigned to the Narcotics Division where she investigated multiple high profile investigations. In 2009, Captain Waldner was promoted to Lieutenant and worked in Homicide Division, the Internal Affairs Division, and the Police Academy. She was promoted to the rank of Captain in August 2015 and is the commander of the Milwaukee Police Academy. Captain Waldner oversees various trainings for more than 1,800 sworn police personnel, along with the department’s civilian personnel. Captain Waldner is also responsible for training approximately 200 recruit officers yearly.