Mike Knetzger is a 28-year law enforcement veteran and currently a patrol sergeant with the City of Green Bay. Prior to policing in Green Bay, he spent four years as a patrol officer and detective in the Town of Brookfield (WI) police department.
Mike is a certified Wisconsin Technical College Instructor and certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Training & Standards Board to teach Victims, Defensive & Arrest Tactics, Firearms, Vehicle Contacts, Professional Communications Skills. He is also a certified S.P.E.A.R. instructor. He holds an associate degree in police science (criminal justice) from Waukesha County Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in justice and public policy from Concordia University, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh, and a doctorate in criminal justice management from Colorado Technical University.
Mike is a certified use of force analyst for the Force Science Research Center and a recognized expert witness. Mike was recently awarded the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Award from the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum in Titusville, Florida. The award is given to law enforcement officers who seek and complete additional training and education to gain new skills in criminal justice and are dedicated to helping others.