Captain Carolyn A. Birch
Captain Carolyn A. Birch began her career with the Milwaukee Police Department in 2001. After completing the Milwaukee Police Academy she was assigned to patrol duties at District Four. Having the desire to help women and children, she was transferred to the Sensitive Crimes Division until 2006 when she was promoted to detective. As a detective, she worked in several units including but not limited to the Criminal Investigation Bureau-Violent Crimes Division, the Homicide Division, the Human Trafficking Unit of the Sensitive Crimes Division and the Internal Affairs Division.
In 2016, she was promoted to Lieutenant and reassigned to the Homicide Division where she along with the unit, conducted multiple homicide investigations which led the successful prosecution of several homicide suspects.
She was assigned to the Police Academy and her main duties are to manage and coordinate In-Service and Special Training for department members and members of outside agencies. She has also coordinated training for Department members for the 2020 DNC.
In September of 2020, Captain Birch was promoted to captain and oversees the Violent Crimes Division of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.
Captain Birch abides by the quote, “To whom much is given, much is required.” She grew up near the 500 block of West Center Street in Milwaukee, and is a proud graduate of South Division High School.
Captain Birch holds a Master’s Degree from Concordia University along with several law enforcement certifications which include Fair and Impartial Policing, Constitutional Law, and Strategic Management.