- Master of Science in Education, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Polzer has been a Drug Treatment Specialist with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for the past nineteen years. He has been a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team since 1996, and was also an Equal Employment Opportunities Counselor for ten years.
Polzer worked with juveniles at the Eau Claire Academy in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and at Rock County Social Services Child Protection. He has also been a Village of Poynette Trustee since May 2009.
Polzer lives in Poynette, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Pam, have three children and enjoy time with family and traveling.