Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 821 West State Street, Room 107, Milwaukee, 53233 WI
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Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is located at 821 West State Street, Room 107, Milwaukee, 53233 WI. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office phone number is (414) 278-4766.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office News

MCSO deputies and correctional officers volunteered at the Special Olympics Regional Bowling Tournament this past weekend and celebrated the athletes' accomplishments. More than 700 athletes competed this year at the Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa. Athletes competed for a chance to advance to the Southeastern State Bowling Tournament to be held on November 18th.

Last week, the MCSO Community Relations Unit participated in Marquette University’s annual Project Homeless Connect. Deputies donated 100 pairs of socks to give away to the homeless attending the event. Milwaukee County Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop annual event where homeless people can come to access the multiple services and resources they need, all under one roof. Typical services include a resource fair, haircuts, dentistry, assessments for entry into programs throughout the county, and tangible items such as hygiene kits and clothing.

Deputies with the MCSO Community Relations Unit took part in the IndependenceFirst Disability Mentoring Day and were assigned three students who shadowed them on the job today. The participating students chose law enforcement as a career field that interested them. Part of their day included visiting courtroom hearings, meeting judges and Sheriff Schmidt, getting to see a squad from the inside, and watching a pursuit video.

Deputies with the MCSO Community Relations Unit took part in the IndependenceFirst Disability Mentoring Day and were assigned three students who shadowed them on the job today. The participating students chose law enforcement as a career field that interested them. Part of their day included visiting courtroom hearings, meeting judges and Sheriff Schmidt, getting to see a squad from the inside, and watching a pursuit video.

On Wednesday, October 8, 1975 Deputy Sheriff Schilling was assigned to the early shift traffic bureau, patrolling the freeways of Milwaukee County. At approximately 6:30 PM another deputy began to pursue a stolen vehicle. Deputy Schilling responded and joined the pursuit. The fleeing vehicle crashed alongside I-94 south of Forest Hill in Oak Creek. As the deputies were attempting to remove the suspect from vehicle a fight broke out. Two more deputies joined in the fight. Deputy Schilling was standing alongside the fight, when a deputy's weapon discharged striking Schilling in the chest. He was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital where died at 7:00 PM that night. He was 38 years old.

MCSO deputies volunteered with officers from other local law enforcement agencies for the Run With The Cops event organized by Special Olympics on October 3. The night run began at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa and community participants stopped at glow stations along the course to get decked out in glow necklaces, bracelets and blue and red lights for the nighttime run. Runners’ speeds were tracked by radar as they crossed the police-taped finish line!

Detective Joel Streicher with Sheriff Schmidt

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers, civilian staff and community members were honored for heroic acts and community service at an awards ceremony yesterday. Please read about the recipients of the Sheriff's Superior Achievement Awards.

The Commitment to Excellence Award Recipients have each provided excellent service and counsel to Sheriff Richard Schmidt and the Sheriff’s Office in their respective disciplines. It is with great admiration and respect that we recognize their outstanding professionalism and character.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers, civilian staff and community members were honored for heroic acts and community service at an awards ceremony yesterday. There were four recipients of Community Service Awards.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers, civilian staff and community members were honored for heroic acts and community service at an awards ceremony yesterday. Here are those presented with Letters of Commendation.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers, civilian staff and community members were honored for heroic acts and community service at an awards ceremony yesterday. Sheriff Richard Schmidt would like to offer a special thanks to our sponsors whose generosity in helping to underwrite the event makes the celebration possible: Lenco Armored Vehicles, Hupy and Abraham, Automation Arts, Badger Mutual Insurance, WaterStone Bank, The Milwaukee Admirals, The Milwaukee Brewers, New Resources Consulting, Showcase Awards & Promotions, Country Flower Shop, Lamers, Butters-Fetting and Roy’s Plumbing. Their contributions to our 15th annual awards luncheon allow us to recognize the accomplishments of our award recipients without using taxpayer money. We thank the sponsors for their commitment to law enforcement in our community. Look for our upcoming posts on those who received Letters of Commendation, Community Service Awards, Commitment to Excellence Awards, Sheriff's Superior Achievement Awards and the David Demos Award.

This morning, just after midnight, squads responded to a report of a wrong way driver on I-43 northbound at the Ozaukee County line. As they responded to the area, dispatch reported that the vehicle that was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of traffic had crashed into a semi-trailer truck near Green Tree Road. The North Shore Fire Department responded to extricate the driver of the Honda Crossover from her vehicle and she was taken to the hospital. Patrol squads shut down the freeway and diverted traffic off at N. Silver Spring Road until the freeway reopened at 4:15 a.m. The operator of the semi was not injured, but the semi sustained extensive damage. The rear wheels and axle were sheared off the trailer by the striking vehicle. A preliminary investigation revealed that witnesses initially saw the vehicle going the wrong way approximately 10.3 miles north of the crash. A 54-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for felony 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and cited for OWI-1st offense. If convicted on the felony charge, she faces up to ten years in prison.

Sheriff Richard Schmidt and the MCSO Honor Guard participated in the 9/11 observance hosted by the Milwaukee County Executive's Office this morning at the War Memorial Center.

SafeKids of Southeast Wisconsin and Children's Hospital put together a video on proper bike helmet fitting, with MCSO Community Relations Deputy Camarillo. Share these helpful tips with others! https://vimeo.com/282929945

Call to Duty Memorial at MCSO Training Academy

Remembering a deputy shot in the line of duty: William Wank Rank: Deputy Sheriff End of Watch: August 17, 1915 Cause: Gunfire Age: 44 Years of Service: 1 Deputy Sheriff Wank was accidentally shot while in pursuit of two fugitives at the train yard. Deputies Wank and Henry Kuhlman were both shot by a railroad detective. The fugitives had escaped from an Illinois prison and beaten and shot a railroad detective in the Village of Butler. Deputy Wank was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Deputy Kuhlman survived the incident.

Remembering a deputy fallen in the line of duty: Rank: Deputy Sheriff Ralph Edward Zylka End of Watch: August 17, 2000 Cause: Helicopter Accident Age: 48 Years of Service: 24 Deputy Zylka and Deputy Sung Hui Bang were killed in a helicopter accident in Dodge County, Wisconsin. The deputies were assisting in the search of a suspect wanted for murdering an off-duty police officer. While returning to the sheriff's department, the helicopter experienced mechanical problems and crashed.

Remembering a deputy fallen in the line of duty: Sung Hui Bang Deputy Sheriff Sung Hui Bang End of Watch: August 17, 2000 Cause: Helicopter Accident Age: 31 Years of Service: 3 Description: Deputy Bang and Deputy Ralph Zylka were killed in a helicopter accident in Dodge County, Wisconsin. The deputies were assisting in the search of a suspect wanted for murdering an off-duty police officer. While returning to the sheriff's department, the helicopter experienced mechanical problems and crashed.

Sheriff Richard Schmidt held a news conference at Sherman Park today to announce a new initiative with MPD to address the violence and illegal guns in the city. MPD Inspector Heier attended as Sheriff Schmidt outlined the plan to assign highly trained tactical deputies to the unit to work cooperatively with MPD officers.

Sheriff Richard Schmidt was invited by the WestCare WI Youth Council to attend their event to promote peace in the neighborhood after a recent spate of shootings. The group gathered at 10th and Burleigh and provided backpacks and gun locks to residents in the area.

Sheriff Richard Schmidt welcomed 17 new correctional officers and four deputies new to MCSO on Friday afternoon at the Training Academy. They started their first shifts today.

Sheriff Richard Schmidt presented Deputy Mark Metz with his retirement certificate today. Deputy Metz has served MCSO for 26 years. Congratulations!

Sheriff Richard Schmidt thanked the members of the Bryant & Stratton Criminal Justice Club for donating funds toward a new K9 vest. The effort was organized by student Sarah Powell and included a bake sale and matching funds from a faculty member. Deputy Arnold and his K9 partner, Bohdi, provided a demo showing Bohdi's ability to find narcotics.

Sheriff Richard Schmidt participated in the Wisconsin State Fair opening ceremony with other local and state officials this morning.