Pete is a 28 year veteran of the City of Milwaukee Police Department, with 18 years as a detective working auto theft. Pete was assigned to a Federal task Force investigating motorcycle gangs and credited for his involvement in the investigation of stolen vehicles resulting in successful prosecution in Federal Courts. Pete has testified as an expert witness in both state & federal proceedings and testified before the United States House of Representatives Sub Committee on Crime and Criminal Justice.
Pete was later employed as a Market Compliance and Vehicle Identification Specialist for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, verifying production records and providing law enforcement with certified manufacturing records of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and assisting Law Enforcement with the identification of motorcycles with altered identification numbers. Pete has taught Harley Davidson identification a the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, the RCMP Police College in Ottawa, Canada and at Auto Theft and Gang Investigation Seminars throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.
What makes Pete’s contribution so worthy of this award is his dedication to assisting investigators of the SE Chapter for over a decade. In particular, those assigned to work bike theft investigations during semi-annual special events in venues such as Daytona Beach and Panama City Beach, Florida, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I personally know of the valuable assistance provided to investigators in the Southeast which resulted in successful cases and seizures being made.