Under the direction of Commander Paul Ebel, the Operations Division is the largest of the four divisions within the Green Bay Police Department.
Commander Ebel was promoted from the rank of captain to the rank of commander on July 11th, 2016. The Operations Division is responsible for all activities of uniformed patrol including the specialized units of K9, Traffic Enforcement, Crash Reconstruction, Dive Team, SWAT Team, Harbor Patrol, Community Policing, Mounted Patrol and Animal Control. The Operations Division is also responsible for Special Events scheduling and scheduling officers for all home Green Bay Packers games.
Lt. Karl Ackermann assists the Operations Division by managing the entire Green Bay Police Department vehicle fleet. He is also responsible for all traffic related grants, through the Bureau of Traffic Statistics and Department of Transportation. Lt. Ackermann also oversees the Traffic Enforcement Unit and the Crossing Guards.
Lt. Matt Cain began 2016 as the coordinator of Special Event scheduling and oversight of the Animal Control Program, along with supervision of the IT Division. Lt. Cain was afforded an opportunity to attend The National War College midway through 2016 and left the agency on military leave to pursue this extraordinary opportunity.
Lt. Brad Strouf took over the responsibilities as Operations Lieutenant and oversaw a number of political visits by presidential candidates during the latter half of 2016. Lt. Strouf, along with Commander Ebel, was also tasked with the scheduling of all police security for the 2016 Green Bay Packers season.