Deputy Chief Monica Ray was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department on April 16, 1984. Originally from Hammond, Indiana. Deputy Chief Ray came to Milwaukee after high school in 1975 to attend Marquette University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1979.
She worked with victims of domestic violence prior to joining the police force. Deputy Chief Ray's experience includes service in the Districts Two and Seven, Gambling Unit, Undercover Narcotics, Drug Abatement Unit, Sexual Assault Unit and the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Group.
Deputy Chief Ray was promoted to Detective in 1990, Lieutenant of Detectives in 1993 becoming the first female supervisor in the history of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Captain in 1995, and Deputy Inspector in 1996.
She currently holds the rank of Deputy Chief of the Special Operations Bureau where she directs the daily operations of the Criminal Intelligence Division, Vice Control Division, Patrol Support Division, Special Assignment Division and Planning and Operations Unit.
She has a Masters Degree in Public Service-Justice Administration from Marquette University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.