Governor Tony Evers announced the appointment of Anthony Burrell as Superintendent of the Wisconsin State Patrol effective January 20, 2019.
Raised in Milwaukee, Burrell graduated with the State Patrol’s 40th recruit class in July of 1990 and began his career as a trooper in St. Croix County. He was promoted to sergeant in 2006, lieutenant in 2012, and named captain of the State Patrol’s 11-county Northeast Region in March of 2015.
Following the tragic shooting death of Trooper Trevor Casper by an armed suspect on March 24, 2015, Burrell was awarded the Medal of Valor - the State Patrol's highest decoration for bravery. In December of 2016, Burrell was promoted to major and deputy director of the State Patrol's Bureau of Field Operations.
Formerly president of the National Black State Troopers Coalition, Burrell has a bachelor's degree in Finance and a minor in Management from Upper Iowa University. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.