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Captain Heather Wurth

Captain Heather Wurth has been a member of the Milwaukee Police Department since 1992, assigned to patrol duties in District Three after graduation from the police academy. She has worked in a variety of assignments including patrol and supervisory responsibilities in the Vice Control Division, Warrant Squad, District Four, District Five, District Seven, Internal Affairs, District Two, Office of the Chief, and is currently the commander of District Four. Captain Wurth advocates achieving trust and legitimacy, strengthening police and community partnerships and making District Four a safe place for the community it serves and protects.

Captain Wurth graduated from Marquette University with a Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice. While at Marquette University, she also obtained a graduate certificate in Law Enforcement Leadership and Management and participated in the Future Milwaukee Leadership Program, a program designed to develop, motivate and empower diverse, ethical leaders who create positive change in greater Milwaukee through effective civic engagement. Captain Wurth is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Session #249, a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing, Session #69, and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives.

Captain Wurth also serves as the Department’s LGBTQ Liaison.