On Feb. 1, Professor Michael O’Hear will assume the position of advisory board chair. Professor Tom Hammer, the previous chair, will retire after being the first to serve this role since the board’s formation in 2015, when the Department of Public Safety converted to a police department. Learn more about this transition on MUPD’s website.
O’Hear was appointed to this role by President Michael R. Lovell. O’Hear will chair the MUPD Advisory Board from Feb. 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021. At the end of his term as chair in 2021, O’Hear may be renewed for an additional three-year term.
O’Hear is a law faculty member and was a member of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission from 2010 to 2016. He has been awarded the Robert W. Warren Public Service Award by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Learn more about the MUPD Advisory Board.