Dignitary Protection Unit

​​​The Wisconsin State Patrol Dignitary Protection Unit (DPU) is responsible for protection of the Governor, the Governor's family, and staff, whenever they travel away from the State Capitol or Executive Residence.

When directed by the Superintendent’s Office, the DPU provides protective services to other elected officials. The DPU also provides protective services to national and international dignitaries who are visiting Wisconsin on official business.  The DPU has had the distinct honor of coordinating travel and visits within Wisconsin for the President and Vice President of the United States, presidential candidates, various U.S. secretaries, foreign governors, other state governors and lieutenant governors.

​These services include the advance reconnaissance of sites and locations to be visited; the safe and secure transportation of the dignitary; the protection of the dignitary at a designated site, and other services as needed.