WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb announces appointment of Colonel JD Lind as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent
He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2015 and to Colonel in September 2016.
A native of Bayfield, Wisconsin, Lind began his career with State Patrol as a member of the 44th Recruit Class in 1994. Since that time, he has served in a variety of roles in the Northwest, North Central and Southwest Region State Patrol posts, as well as with the State Patrol’s Bureau of Specialized Services.
He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2015 and to Colonel in September 2016. Prior to entering law enforcement, Colonel Lind was a high school teacher. He holds a B.S. Degree from UW-Stout.
Former Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald retired from the post last summer following nearly 50 years in law enforcement.