Joe joined the Two Rivers Police Department in April of 2005. He began his law enforcement career in August of 1985. During his career he has held numerous positions to include patrol, patrol supervisor, investigator, trainer, patrol administrator, and police chief. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Criminal Justice and an associate degree in Police Science and is working on his master’s degree in Managing Organizational Behavior.
During his 35 years in law enforcement he has been involved in a number of specialty areas including SWAT, drug investigations, field training supervision, bike patrol supervisor, marine patrol, honor guard, use of force instructor, and many other areas.
He is a federally certified Use of Force and Firearms Instructor and has trained officers throughout the United States and Internationally. He is a member of the International Chief of Police Association (IACP) and the Wisconsin Chief of Polices Association and formerly served as the Chair of the Training and Professional Development committee for this organization. He also served as the President of the Wisconsin SWAT Association and spent 13 years on the board of directors.
He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session 236, and is the 2015-2016 President of the Wisconsin FBI National Academy Association, Co-Chair of the FBI National Academy Associated Safety & Wellness Committee and member of the Finance Committee. He was appointed to the Wisconsin Training and Standards Board by Governor Walker and elected by the board to the position of Chairperson.
William “Bill” Mazur is a 25-year law enforcement veteran who retired in 2017 from the Atlantic City (N.J.) Police Department at the rank of deputy chief. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Stockton University and a master’s degree in human resources training and development from the Police Graduate Studies Program at Seton Hall University.
Bill is a graduate of the 256th session of the FBI National Academy. He also serves as a master instructor with the FBINAA’s Comprehensive Officer Resilience Train-the-Trainer Program℠ and is a member of the FBINAA’s Officer Safety and Wellness Committee.
As a strategic account manager and public safety liaison with Acadia Healthcare’s Treatment Placement Specialists® team, Bill provides specialized treatment guidance for public safety personnel, first responders, and families who may find themselves in a personal crisis.