Vince Bobot was the first student to earn his law degree part time from Marquette Law School while serving as a police officer from 1971 to 1993. Rising to the rank of lieutenant, Bobot was cited for Outstanding Service to the Police Department in 1976 and received an award after being shot in the face when stopping an armed robbery. Bobot was named Police Officer of the Year by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association in 1977, He also received the Civic Award for Heroism from the State Street Advancement Association and Miller Brewing Co. in 1977. Bobot received 28 separate Meritorious Arrest Citations while a police officer for his actions for apprehending criminals involved in crimes such as burglary, armed robbery and murder. He also served as a trustee with the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Association.
Vince served as an assistant city attorney from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2008. He served as President of the Municipal Attorney's Association. He went on to serve as a Milwaukee Municipal Judge from 1999 to 2003 and served on the faculty of the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association.
In addition to serving as a private attorney, Vince was twice elected as a commissioner of the Milwaukee Social Development Commission, which he currently serves as vice chairman. He also serves on the board of the SDC Properties Corporation and the Social Development Foundation. He was named Commissioner of the Year in 2017.
Vince is past president of the of the 13th District Neighborhood Association and a member of the Southside Scholarship Foundation. He is a former member of the St. Joseph's Foundation and the Southside Business Association.
Presently, Vince Bobot is Chairman of the Administrative Review Appeals Board for the City of Milwaukee.
Vince is a graduate of St. Roman Parish School and Pulaski High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, majoring in Criminal Justice and his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette Law School. Bobot is married to his wife Linda and has one daughter, Bonnie, and two grandchildren, Tony and Emily.
Vince Bobot has lived in the City of Milwaukee his entire life.