Barry previously served as a Senior Training Officer and Coordinator for Career Development Programs for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau. In that position he was responsible for the development, maintenance, an implementation of supervisory, leadership and management education programs for all levels of Wisconsin statewide law enforcement. Barry developed the first statewide First Line Supervisors program and also implemented the Department of Justice Career Development Program. He also serves as an instructor for the Department of Justice in the Leadership in Police Organizations Program.
Prior to that, Barry retired from active law enforcement with over thirty years of experience, including fourteen years of supervisory experience. During his active law enforcement career Barry served as both a patrol and investigative supervisor, and also held positions as the 911 Communications Supervisor and Field Training Unit Supervisor, among others. His career accomplishments include two Outstanding Service Awards, an Exemplary Performance Award, and the Department Award for Bravery.
Among his other accomplishments, Barry developed and wrote an extensive department investigative response plan for responding to incidents of missing and abducted children. He also created and trained a department investigative response team specifically for missing children investigations. He later supervised a parental abduction investigation which led to the successful and safe recovery of three children. He was recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Justice for his efforts in returning three children home safely to Wisconsin.
Barry’s involvement and expertise in missing children investigations led to an invitation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice to develop a statewide training manual and response plan for incidents of missing and abducted children. His training manual was later approved by the Department of Justice and the Wisconsin Attorney Generals office and he was selected by the Wisconsin Department of Justice to serve on the committee which created the Wisconsin Child Abduction Response Team. He was later selected to deliver a keynote presentation in the capitol rotunda at Wisconsin’s annual ceremony for Missing Children and Adults.
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