Captain Liam G. Looney
Captain Liam Looney was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department in April of 2002. Upon graduation from the academy he received the Chief’s Leadership Award was assigned to District Two. In 2006 he was assigned to the Sensitive Crimes Division as a police officer investigating sexual assaults, as well as child abuse and neglect.
In 2007 he was promoted to sergeant and was assigned to District Five. In 2009 he was assigned to the Internal Affairs Division and in 2011 he was again assigned to the Sensitive Crimes Division, where he supervised police officers and detectives.
In 2013, he was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to District One. In 2015 he was assigned to the Training Academy and was responsible for training officers in the 40 hour Crisis Intervention Team training, as well as leading the Homeless Outreach Team. In 2016 he was assigned to District Five and in 2017 commanded the Central Booking and Court Administration Division. In 2020 he was assigned to the Internal Affairs Division where he was responsible for overseeing internal investigations.
In December 2021, he was promoted to captain and assigned to the Inspections Division where he is responsible for ensuring compliance with department auditing requirements, as well as Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) accreditation.
Captain Looney was born and raised in the City of Milwaukee and graduated from Messmer High School in 1989 and continues to be a proud resident of the City. He graduated summa cum laude from Marian University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He is a Certified Public Manager from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College by way of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Captain Looney has also completed Leadership in Police Organizations, Northwestern University’s Supervision of Police Personnel and the FBI LEEDA Command and Executive Leadership courses.