Garrett Knuth / Alex Gerke / Kyle D. McFatridge
Garrett Knuth was hired as a Crime Analyst with the Milwaukee Police Departmentâ€™s (MPD) Intelligence Fusion Center (IFC) in June 2016. Garrett graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Specialization in Crime Analysis. Garrett has continued his education at the graduate level and is currently enrolled in courses to obtain his Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Concentration in Crime Analytics. While attending UW-Milwaukee, Garrett completed two internships with IFC, where he helped create the Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Program. Since being hired on full-time as an analyst, Garrett has managed the NOC Program and recently became the lead NOC analyst.
Alex Gerke is a Crime Analyst for the Milwaukee Police Departmentâ€™s Intelligence Fusion Center assigned to the Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Program. CA Gerke has a M.S. in Geographic Information Systems from Elmhurst College and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Connecticut. CA Gerke began his work with the department as an intern for a three month time period, which progressed into a full time analyst position where he has worked for the last two and a half years.
Kyle McFatridge was a Crime Analyst in the Milwaukee Police Departmentâ€™s Intelligence Fusion Center. Kyle McFatridge created and managed the Milwaukee Police Departmentâ€™s Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Program. NOC is an award winning offender-based program that combines social network analysis with criminal data and intelligence analysis to identify and target subjects impacting Milwaukee’s motor vehicle theft and robbery trends. Kyle was also the lead analyst for the Citywide Robbery Task Force and provided both tactical and operational analytical support to the department and regional law enforcement partners.
Kyle earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2008 from the Purdue School of Engineering in Indianapolis, Indiana. He previously served as the Emergency Planning Section Chief for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security where he was responsible for real-time analytical support for the State of Indianaâ€™s Emergency Operations Center. During his tenure, he created the Stateâ€™s first Homeland Security District Risk Score and Comparative Analysis initiative. Kyle has been an active member of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) since 2012.