The Jayme Closs Abduction
Special Agent Joe Welsch has been employed in law enforcement for over 29 years. For 16 years, S/A Welsch was employed by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin where he worked in the patrol and detective divisions. For the last 4 years working at the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, S/A Welsch was promoted to supervisor of criminal investigations. S/A Welsch has been employed as a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for the past 13 years. S/A Welsch is currently assigned to the Major Crimes Bureau, where his primary responsibility involve investigating homicides, child abductions and officer-involved deaths. He has been assigned as lead investigator in several high profile homicides and death investigations.