Wisconsin Capitol police get new chief

David Erwin will replace Charles Tubbs as chief
Wisconsin Capitol police get new chief

State Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch has chosen a Wisconsin State Patrol veteran to serve as the Capitol police’s next chief.

David Erwin spent 16 years with the State Patrol and served as captain of the Dignitary Protection Unit as well as commander of the State Patrol Air Support Unit. He also spent 11 years with the U.S. Marines and is a licensed pilot.

Huebsch said Erwin will earn $99,386 per year and will start immediately.

The Capitol police are responsible for the protection of the Capitol building and other state government buildings in Madison and Milwaukee.

Erwin replaced former Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs, who resigned in April after accepting a job as Dane County’s new emergency management director.