The Jayme Closs Abduction
Detective Jeffrey Nelson is an experienced law enforcement Detective with the Barron County Sheriff’s Department in northwest Wisconsin. Detective Nelson has over 24 years of law enforcement experience and has served as a major crimes Detective for the last 17 years. He has been involved in multiple death and homicide investigations in his career and has also worked on drug task forces and general investigations. Detective Nelson also has attended the National Fire Academy and has investigated multiple arson fires as an arson investigator.
Detective Nelson currently serves as the Tactical Team Commander for the Barron/Rusk County regional Emergency Response Team (ERT) and has been a member of the tactical team for over 21 years.
Detective Nelson holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls in the field of Criminal Justice and Sociology. He also has advanced training from the Wisconsin – Department of Justice and FBI in the areas of advanced interviews and interrogations as well as major crime scene investigations. Detective Nelson was also a recent recipient of the 2019 Meritorious Service Award from the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators Association.
Detective Nelson also serves as a Director for the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers Association (WLEOA) and is the President of the Barron Area School district –Board of Education and serves on multiple other community associations.