James H. MacGillis is 20 year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department. He is currently a Lieutenant and is the Program Manager and Training Coordinator for the Milwaukee Police Department. He is a use of force expert in State and Federal Court and has testified on numerous occasions. He is a sitting member of the State of Wisconsin's Tactical Skills Advisory Committee, which develops use of force curricula for law enforcement in Wisconsin.
Lt. MacGillis is currently a Master of Science Graduate Student focusing on Management of Adult Education Programs at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He is a U.S Army veteran and is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee County. Specialties: Firearms, Use of Force, Defense and Arrest Tactics, Professional Communications, Tactical Communications, Simulator/Integrated Use of Force instruction, Electronic Control Devices.
The Milwaukee Police Department was founded in 1855. It is comprised of 1,888 sworn members which include 1,358 police officers and a combination of 530 Detectives, Sergeants, Lieutenants, Captains, Deputy Inspectors, Inspectors, Assistant Chiefs and Police Chief. Our mission states, “In partnership with the community, we will create and maintain neighborhoods capable of sustaining civic life. We commit to reducing the levels of crime, fear, and disorder through community based, problem-oriented, and data-driven policing.”