Thomas Woodmansee
Senior Advisor


Mr. Woodmansee has 28 years of experience in policing and criminal justice training, technical assistance, and research. He was a police officer for the Madison (WI) Police Department, which is recognized as a national leader in community-oriented and problem-oriented policing. Woodmansee was assigned to numerous roles and ranks, including as a patrol officer, an undercover narcotics officer, 13 years as a detective, 15 years on a SWAT team, and 5 years as a Commander. He has been involved in training police officers for over 20 years at local, state, and national levels. His areas of expertise include police tactics, interview and interrogation, domestic abuse investigations, violent crime investigations, hostage negotiations, narcotics and gangs, police lineups, background investigations, search warrants, court room testifying, community policing and agency collaboration. He was the Director of the Police Academy and oversaw the recruit/hiring process and Academy and In-Service trainings. He designed and implemented MPD's focused deterrence unit, which was established to address prolific, violent offenders and reduce violent crime in Madison. He was in charge of MPD Intelligence division, which included the Gang and Crime Analyst units. Woodmansee became a consultant for CNA and Booz Allen Hamilton for several years where he provided TTA as a SME on strategies to reduce violent crime and on other police operations. In 2016, he was hired by CNA as a Senior Advisor and SME and has worked on numerous projects with police departments throughout the country including BJA's BWC, PSP and SPI programs.


August 24, 2018

Thomas Woodmansee writes, “Introducing a BWC program to your organization and community is complex, which is why it is important to establish comprehensive, effective, and customized training for your agency, your officers, your criminal justice partners, the media, and the public.”

BWC Training and Technical Assistance: “In View Commentary: The Importance of Developing Your Own BWC Training”

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