Denita R. Ball
Deputy Inspector Ball is currently second in command of the Professional Standards Bureau, which oversees the Inspections Division, Professional Performance Division, Training Division, Executive Protection Unit and the License Investigation Unit.
Deputy Inspector Denita R. Ball was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department on December 23, 1985, as a Police Officer; she was assigned to Districts Two, One, Five, Open Records and the Lock Up and Court Administration Section (LUCAD).
In 1993, she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant of Police and assigned to District Four; her other assignments included the Background Investigation Unit, Personnel Division and District Five. In 2000, she was promoted to Lieutenant of Police and assigned to District Four. Upon being promoted to the rank of Captain, she served as second in command of the Internal Affairs Division and Commanding Officer of District Four and the Sensitive Crimes Division.
In 2005, she was promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector and assigned to the Field Deputies Division until she organized and implemented the Neighborhood Task Force in 2008.
Deputy Inspector Ball is a graduate of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Executive Development Training Course (1994), the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command (1999), the FBI National Academy (2004), and the Southern Police Institute Chief Executive Leadership Course (2007). Additionally, she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) in 1983 and her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) in 2003.
Deputy Inspector Ball is married, has two children, and is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.