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01/09/2024
01/08/2024

Friends, there’s a winter weather advisory in effect for large swaths of Wisconsin, including our backyard – Milwaukee County! Please, take this seriously. You can get another car. You can’t get another life. Check out and share this gif to your pages below with safe driving tips!

Friendly reminder, folks! This Thursday, January 11, 10am-5pm, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office will hold a real-ti...
01/08/2024

Friendly reminder, folks! This Thursday, January 11, 10am-5pm, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office will hold a real-time hiring event for correctional officer positions at UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Avenue, Milwaukee. See the flyer for full details, including the recently increased starting salary to $30 per hour.

You need to be 19 or older, be a high school graduate or have a GED, have NO felony convictions unless you've been officially pardoned for them.

You can apply, interview, get the first part of your background check done on the spot, and walk out of the door with a job offer!

Walk-ins are welcome, but if you want to schedule a specific time slot, scan the QR code on the flyer with your smartphone and follow the steps to reserve a spot.

Pro tip: You can fill out an application at the event, BUT it'll go faster for you if you apply online ahead of time, here: http://tiny.cc/3faxvz.

Hope to see you there!

Milwaukee County Sheriff Denita Ball had the honor last week of congratulating Franklin Police Chief Rick Oliva on his r...
01/08/2024

Milwaukee County Sheriff Denita Ball had the honor last week of congratulating Franklin Police Chief Rick Oliva on his retirement after 18 years in that department's top post. Chief Oliva served honorably in local law enforcement for 40 years total, including service with the Milwaukee Police Department before taking the helm in the City of Franklin.

Congrats on your retirement, chief! Enjoy your well-earned rest!

Good morning, Milwaukee County! While, we were pleased to see slightly fewer incidents of impaired driving recently duri...
01/08/2024

Good morning, Milwaukee County! While, we were pleased to see slightly fewer incidents of impaired driving recently during New Year's Eve weekend than in the previous year, please, as we head deeper into 2024, follow the advice Milwaukee County Sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Hansen shared with Fox 6 Milwaukee reporter Spencer Tracy over the weekend: It's not rocket science. Don't drive drunk. Don't drive recklessly. Do drive defensively. Be considerate.

While there were fewer arrests this year, a sergeant said the timing of those arrests tells them something.

Please take your time! Going a little slower IS worth your life!
01/06/2024

Please take your time! Going a little slower IS worth your life!

01/01/2024

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, groups across Milwaukee are working to make sure everyone stays safe while celebrating.

We have a very particular set of skills, skills we have acquired over very long careers…if you drive drunk, we will find...
01/01/2024

We have a very particular set of skills, skills we have acquired over very long careers…if you drive drunk, we will find you, and we will arrest you.

A little monologue from our new movie treatment, Taken…to Jail.

Don’t be the first to see it! Take a cab or an Uber or Lyft, or call a friend tonight. Don’t drive drunk!

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12/30/2023

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The countdown to the new year has begun, and law enforcement agencies have their eyes on the road.New Year's Eve is a time for celebration, and for law enforcement at the Milwa

12/30/2023

Capt. Michael Krznarich, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, speaks about his experiences as Shakita LaGrant, Director, Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services, and Paulita Payton-Murphy, Executive Director, Vin Baker Recovery, listen closely

We hope you having a wonderful and happy holiday season, and today,  !
12/25/2023

We hope you having a wonderful and happy holiday season, and today, !

Teamwork makes the dream work!
12/25/2023

Teamwork makes the dream work!

A BIG thank you to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office for dropping off bags of toys for the children we serve! We're so grateful for the department's dedication to keeping survivors safe and giving their kids something fun to celebrate the holiday season!

12/25/2023
Happy Saturday, friends! One more pre-Christmas post for you, so we can make a two-for-one shout out the Milwaukee Count...
12/24/2023

Happy Saturday, friends! One more pre-Christmas post for you, so we can make a two-for-one shout out the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office members who gave their time and effort to co-host the annual King Park event AND purchase, collect and distribute toys for the annual MCSO Toy Drive.

A HUGE thank you is due to Deputy Sheriff K. Rodriguez who, with big assists from We Care Crew MKE , Fathers Making Progress, and, of course, Milwaukee County Sheriff Cadet Post 890, cooked breakfast at King Park for 200 families.

If she wasn’t busy enough, Deputy Rodriguez also coordinated the MCSO Toy Drive, with help from captains Paul Thompson and Michael Krznarich and deputies C. Braden and V. Santana.

One hundred gift-wrapped new toys were donated by MCSO deputies, corrections officers, and civilian workers, and gifted to kids at the King Center. Another 120 gifts went to kids at Sojourner Family Peace Center.

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Happy Week-Before-Christmas! Whether you celebrate it, celebrated Hanukkah —belated Chag Urim sameach!— or just enjoy wi...
12/18/2023

Happy Week-Before-Christmas! Whether you celebrate it, celebrated Hanukkah —belated Chag Urim sameach!— or just enjoy winter time off, let’s agree the season calls for us all to step up sincere acts of kindness.

On that note, MCSO Captain Paul Thompson apparently had no idea he was being photographed last week, when he encountered a distressed homeless man outside the Public Safety Building.

It was freezing, but the man was in socks and short sleeves. After calming him, Capt. Thompson placed the man’s shoes on his feet and tied them. He placed his jacket on and zipped it up. He placed his hat on his head and listened carefully. And then he got the man inside to his appointment AND connected him w/ our Crisis Assessment Response Team.

Moral: Be kind, even when you don’t think/realize anyone is watching.

UPDATE 12/19/23: The MCSO C.A.R.T. Unit was able to get the man into a detox/rehab program, and, C.A.R.T. says, he's already doing better.

We had an absolute BLAST today helping the students of Hayes Bilingual School celebrate Christmas and the holiday season...
12/15/2023

We had an absolute BLAST today helping the students of Hayes Bilingual School celebrate Christmas and the holiday season at the annual event, courtesy of the Daisie Foundation and the NLLEO Milwaukee Chapter!

The best part about the event? It's a surprise. The kids find out they're meeting Santa & Mrs. Claus (and the Grinch), a gang of elves, and other volunteers AND being gifted several cool presents, only when they're led into the auditorium to a full-on party. Talk about catching them off guard!

Sheriff Ball and other local leaders addressed the assemblies.

As promised, here is the latest episode of Behind the Badge, the official podcast of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Offi...
12/14/2023

As promised, here is the latest episode of Behind the Badge, the official podcast of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. It's the winter holiday season when air travel really ramps up. So, Sheriff Denita Ball discussed the operations of the MCSO Airport Division and the busyness and safety of MKE - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport grounds with Airport Division Commander Captain Jason Hodel. Enjoy! And take a moment to click "subscribe" on the MCSO YouTube channel :

Sheriff Ball discusses the M.C.S.O. Airport Division with Captain/ Commander J. Hodel.

It’s Thursday, Facebook fam! So we thought we’d take a minute to catch up with Milwaukee County sheriff Denita Ball on w...
12/14/2023

It’s Thursday, Facebook fam! So we thought we’d take a minute to catch up with Milwaukee County sheriff Denita Ball on what she’s been up to over the past week or so, beyond leading this agency.

Check out the answer in pics: Sheriff Ball joined radio host Michelle Bryant and team from WNOV radio over the weekend to talk about progress MCSO has made, challenges the agency faces, and where things are headed - the eternal goal being to make the county safer for all. It’s uphill, but our members relish the fight.

The sheriff also held a mentorship talk with students at GreenTree Preparatory Academy. And she gave keynote remarks at the Jericho Women of Excellence event at Milwaukee’s Jericho Church Without Walls, where she talked about community unity and its importance to public safety.

Finally, Sheriff Ball's MCSO: Behind the Badge podcast episode (link in the next post) with Airport Division commander Capt. Jason Hodel went live. And the sheriff sat for the latest recording of Behind the Badge with members -including the four-legged variety- of the MCSO K-9 unit.

12/14/2023
Happy Monday, friends! Let's kick off the week with a reflection on the wildly successful return of Milwaukee County Sho...
12/11/2023

Happy Monday, friends! Let's kick off the week with a reflection on the wildly successful return of Milwaukee County Shop With A Cop.

Kudos to Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Capt. Catherine Trimboli and Milwaukee Police Inspector Shannon Seymer-Tabaska, co-chairs of SWAC, for coordinating this monumental effort that saw 53 kids in need paired with 14 MCSO deputy sheriffs, and 39 police officers and firefighters from our partners Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Fire Department, Fox Point Police Department, Marquette University Police Department, Hales Corners Police Department, Shorewood Police Department, UW - Milwaukee Police Department, and the Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department.

We can't emphasize enough how important the Milwaukee Police Department's partnership and support were. A big shoutout is also due to MCSO's Public Affairs & Community Engagement Unit, Deputy Sheriff K. Rodriguez, community affairs guru, and Mcso Cadets for their assistance.

Additional HUGE thanks go out to Journey House, which provides mentorship, guidance, and angel-like guardianship to these kids, year-round, day and day out, even when the spotlight isn't on them. And, of course, this day wouldn't have happened without the generosity and partnership of the Milwaukee Police Foundation and 3rd Street Market Hall proprietor Omar Shaikh.

The kids started their day at Journey House, followed by a LEO-escorted luxury motor coach ride to 3rd Street Market Hall, where they had breakfast with our LEO and firefighter volunteers, danced to the Milwaukee Police Band, played games, received awesome gift bags from the Milwaukee Bucks went on a shopping spree at the new Grand Avenue Kohl's, wrapped gifts, did face painting, and hung out with Santa, before wrapping up their day at Journey House with a Palermo's Pizza pizza party, camaraderie and photos with LEOs, cool rides, and K-9s.

Thanks to ALL Milwaukee County SWAC partners, the rest of which are: Starbucks, GO Riteway Transportation Group, JaniKing, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Subway, McDonald's, Kwik Trip, Walmart, Pick 'n Save, The Home Depot, Personality Portraits, Bath & Body Works, Milwaukee Fire Department, Vintage 38, NLLEO Milwaukee Chapter and Jen's Sweet Treats.

And if you'll humor us, throughout the week, we'll be sharing pics and videos from that great day.

12/07/2023

UPDATE: Justin was taken into custody on 12/8. We appreciate your assistance in helping locate him.

The Sheboygan Police Department is asking for the public's help to apprehend Justin Reed. We have probable cause to arrest him for child abuse and he has multiple felony warrants from several counties including Milwaukee County.

Justin lives in Milwaukee but is known to frequent the Sheboygan area. He is 27 years old, is 6'0" tall, and weighs 200 lbs. If you have information about Justin or his whereabouts, please contact the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333. If you see Justin, please do not approach him or attempt to apprehend him.

Happy   from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division first shift crew! They’ve got your back. But as you c...
11/23/2023

Happy from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division first shift crew! They’ve got your back. But as you celebrate, they still want you to be smart and drive safely!

 , from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office! Please take a minute to consider this message —looking ahead to the end o...
11/23/2023

, from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office! Please take a minute to consider this message —looking ahead to the end of the year and the dawn of 2024— that Sheriff Denita R. Ball shared with our members, who rise and grind to keep Milwaukee County safe 24/7/365. We are thankful for our members and your support, as well.

11/23/2023

Good evening, Southeast Wisconsin! Before you call it a night and get back to your final preparations, let’s tend to a little business, because after the holiday, it’s back to the grind for most people: So, if you or anyone you know are interested in breaking into work, are at least 19-years-old, have a high school diploma or GED, and have no felony criminal record for which you haven’t been pardoned, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is hiring. We have IMMEDIATE openings for correctional officers. And next Tuesday, November 28, we will be holding another all-day hiring event at the Zoofari Conference Center in Wauwatosa. SEE THE FLIER FOR DETAILS!!!

You can apply at the event (though we encourage you to apply online ahead of time), be interviewed on the spot, have part of your background check completed on the spot, and walk out with a conditional job offer in hand.

We will accept walk-in applicants, but make it easier on yourself and ensure a faster process by scheduling your interview here: https://bit.ly/SheriffHiringEvent.

And if you want to get a head start on the application, here’s the link for that: https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/mkecounty/Site/MKECOUNTYCAREERSITE/Posting/View/12391.

Hope to see you next Tuesday, NOVEMBER 28, 9AM-5PM!

PS. We can’t go into detail, but a pretty nice raise will go into effect shortly for our correctional officers - one that will also benefit new hires!

Official page of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

Happy Wednesday, Milwaukee County! More importantly, Happy Day-Before-Thanksgiving!We've had a blast at the start of thi...
11/22/2023

Happy Wednesday, Milwaukee County! More importantly, Happy Day-Before-Thanksgiving!

We've had a blast at the start of this holiday season teaming up with community organizations, including our long-time partners Metcalfe's Market and the Milwaukee County , to gift approximately 1,200 turkeys and meal kits to families in need.

But with so many on the road or shopping or otherwise busy for the holidays, Milwaukee County Sheriff Denita Ball would like you to consider these tips to better ensure your Thanksgiving is a safe one. Read them, enjoy the images from our pre-holiday activities, and if you appreciate these tips, you'll find them among the pictures in a shareable form:

As we enter the joyous holiday season, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office extends our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. May this festive time be filled with laughter, love, and cherished moments and memories.

While we celebrate the spirit of the holidays, your safety remains our top priority. The Sheriff's Office would like to share some important holiday safety tips to ensure that everyone can enjoy a secure and happy season:
1. Secure Your Home:
• Lock all doors and windows before leaving your home.
• If you're traveling, consider using timers for lights to give the appearance of someone being home.
• Inform a trusted neighbor or friend about your travel plans.
2. Parking Lot Safety:
• Park in well-lit areas, preferably close to door entrances and near security cameras, if possible.
• Use your vehicle’s trunk so that items are less visible and avoid leaving bags, purses, or valuable items unattended or on seats.
• Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings when approaching or leaving your vehicle.
3. Online Shopping Safety:
• Use reputable websites for online purchases.
• Ensure that your transactions are secure by using credit cards with fraud protection.
• Be cautious about sharing personal information online.
• Beware of scams, phishing emails, and unsolicited offers.
4. Fire Safety:
• Keep candles, heaters, and other open flames away from flammable materials.
• Double-check holiday lights for frayed wires or other hazards.
• Water your Christmas tree regularly to prevent it from drying out.
• Turn off lights and blow out candles before leaving a room or going to bed.
5. Travel Safety:
• If you're traveling, plan your route and share it with someone.
• Ensure your vehicle is in good condition before embarking on a road trip.
• Avoid distractions while driving and be mindful of road conditions.
6. Celebrate Responsibly:
• If you choose to consume alcohol, do so responsibly and in moderation.
• Keep an eye on your friends and loved ones, and never leave drinks or any items unattended.
• Familiarize yourself with emergency exits.
• If you drink, designate a sober driver, use rideshare services, or arrange alternative transportation to ensure everyone gets home safely.
7. Community Watch:
• Look out for one another. If you notice anything suspicious, report it to law enforcement.
• Stay informed about local events and community safety initiatives because together we can keep our community safe.
Remember, the holiday season is a time for joy, reflection, and community spirit. By following these safety tips, we can better ensure that everyone enjoys a happy and secure holiday.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is wishing you and your loved ones a safe and joyous holiday season!

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