Command Staff

 
Command Staff
 

  Inspector
Richard Schmidt

 Office of the Sheriff

 Senior Commander

  Appointed: June 6, 1986
 

Inspector Schmidt was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office on June 6, 1986. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1996, Captain in January of 2002, Deputy Inspector in January of 2003, Inspector of Detention in February 2006, and Inspector, Senior Commander in 2010 by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.

Inspector Schmidt has led the Police Services Bureau, which included Expressway Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Airport Security. In 2004, he was put in charge of the Detention Services Bureau. This included oversight of the medical, clerical, correctional officers, and sworn staff assigned to the Milwaukee County Jail,  On January 1, 2009, the House of Correction in Franklin,  the electronic inmate monitoring, and the Huber community access program all came under the authority of the Sheriff. The associated facilities and programs were then placed in the Detention Bureau. In addition, the Detention Bureau was expanded to include the Courts Services Division, which provides bailiffs for the Milwaukee County Court House, the Criminal Justice Facility, the Safety Building and the courts located at the Children’s Detention Center in Wauwatosa. In August of 2010, Inspector Schmidt was promoted by Sheriff Clarke as the Senior Commander of the Agency, and placed in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office.

Inspector Schmidt has a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Masters Degree in Administration, both from Hyles-Anderson Crown Point, IN, and earned a doctorate from Northland International University. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Executive Management Program, the National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence program, the F.B.I. National Academy and has attended Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government for the classes Driving Government Performance, Senior Executives in State & Local Governments and Mastering Negotiations. Inspector Schmidt has participated in the American Correctional Association, the American Jail Association, the F.B.I. National Academy, the National Institute of Corrections – Large Jail Network Trainings, and the Wisconsin Jail Association. He has been involved through the Sheriff’s Office with volunteer efforts with the Special Olympics, Shop with a Cop, the Johnetta Borum Christmas party for underprivileged children, the National Education Association’s Read Across America, and the Salvation Army.

 

 Inspector 
James Cox

Adminstration Bureau

Internal Affairs Division

 Appointed: June 5, 1992
 

In 1992, Inspector James Cox was hired by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In 2009, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. promoted him to the rank of Lieutenant, to Captain in January 2011, to Deputy Inspector in 2015 and to Inspector in 2017. His law enforcement experience has included supervision throughout the agency (Detention Bureau, Courts Division, Process Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Airport Division.) He is currently assigned to the Internal Affairs Division- Administration Bureau, where he investigates employee misconduct and serves as a liaison to the Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel.

Inspector James Cox attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While attending UW-Madison, he worked as a legislative Wisconsin State Assembly staff person (1986-88). In 2004, he graduated from the Northwestern University For Public Safety program. He is also a graduate of Marquette’s Future Milwaukee Leadership Training Program and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations Program.

Inspector Cox has been active in numerous community organizations. He has volunteered for the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of America. At the YMCA, he ran an At-Risk Youth Work Program while attending college. 

 
Director of Support Services
Fran McLaughlin 

Administration Bureau

Director of Support Services

Appointed: December 10, 2010
 

Fran McLaughlin was appointed to the position of Director of Support Services with the MCSO Administrative Services Bureau in December 2013.  Director McLaughlin has been with Milwaukee County since June 2004, serving as a Communications Specialist and then Communications Director for the County Executive’s Office, and most recently as the Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office.McLaughlin brings significant experience to the agency in media relations, open records management, and in developing and orchestrating communications programs and events. She serves as the Sheriff’s Office liaison for the news media, informing the community of safety issues during snowstorms, flooding, and freeway incidents, along with publicizing the activities of the agency through both social media and traditional news media outlets.

McLaughlin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Marquette University, spending a year at the university’s extension in Spain – Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has PIO training with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles Police Department, and has completed law enforcement coursework to include: Critical Incidents and the Media, Public Safety Media Relations, Law Enforcement Applications for Social Media, Legal Issues Surrounding Public Protests, and the Department of Justice seminar on Sovereign Citizens. She has served on the Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial Committee since 2011.

In addition to her volunteer efforts with the Sheriff’s Office for Special Olympics, Shop With a Cop, and Salvation Army, McLaughlin volunteers with the MS Society 50-Mile Challenge Walk and serves on a block grant board for the City of Wauwatosa.

 

Major
Nancy Evans

Administration Bureau

 Appointed: July 8, 1997
 

Major Evans began her career with Milwaukee County on July 8,1997, at the House of Correction. She was a trained weapons officer and a field-training officer. She was promoted to Sergeant in June of 1999, Lieutenant in June of 2005, Captain in December 2012 and Major in 2015.

Major Evans graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. She also holds an Associate's Degree in Business and graduated from Waukesha County Technical College Police Academy.

Major Evans attended Northwestern University's Executive Management Program. She has participated in the American Correctional Association, the American Jail Association, and the Wisconsin Jail Association. She has volunteered with the Special Olympics, Shop With A Cop, the National Education Association’s Read Across America Program, and the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.

 
Deputy Inspector
Brian Barkow

Police Services Bureau

Law Enforcement Analytics Division

Appointed: September 5, 1997
 

Deputy Inspector Brian Barkow was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in September of 1997.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August of 2006.  In March of 2009, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., promoted him to the rank of Captain and to the rank of Deputy Inspector in 2017.

Currently, Deputy Inspector Barkow commands the Law Enforcement Analytics Division (L.E.A.D.), which provides tactical, operational, and strategic analysis for the agency.  L.E.A.D., a highly innovative division, utilizes the nationally recognized COMPSTAT model in analyzing data, crime trends, and tracking resource and performance accountability in all Sheriff’s Office operations by utilizing state of the art business intelligence software. 

In March 2009, Deputy Inspector Barkow was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division where he oversaw the operations of the General Investigations Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Background Investigations Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit and all agency Task Force assignments.

In 2004, Deputy Inspector Barkow earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Deputy Inspector Barkow is a 2008 graduate from the Future Milwaukee Leadership Training program at Marquette University.

 
Deputy Inspector 
Aaron Dobson

Detention Services Bureau

Milwaukee County Jail

Appointed: January 8, 1999

 

Deputy Inspector Aaron Dobson was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff on January 8, 1999. Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. promoted him to the rank of Sergeant in 2009, and to Deputy Inspector in 2017, which is his current rank.

Prior to joining the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Inspector Dobson served his country as an active duty member of the United States Marine Corp from September 1994 until September 1998. While in the Marine Corps, Deputy Inspector Dobson was assigned as an Air Command and Control Electronics Operator. Deputy Inspector Dobson attained the rank of Sergeant in the Marine Corps and was a Crew Chief in the Tactical Air Command Center.

Deputy Inspector Dobson worked several different assignments as a Deputy Sheriff to include the Milwaukee County Jail, the Patrol Division as a deputy assigned to Expressway Patrol Operations, a deputy assigned to the Targeted Enforcement Unit, and a detective assigned to the General Investigative Unit.

In 2004, Deputy Inspector Dobson was assigned to the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team as a technician. He held several different positions on the team to include Sniper, Instructor, Assistant Team Leader and Team Leader. Deputy Inspector Dobson holds instructor certifications in the following fields: Firearms, Patrol Rifle, Sniper, Taser, Less Lethal Deployment (Impact Weapons) and Chemical Munitions Deployment.

After being promoted to Sergeant in 2009, Deputy Inspector Dobson was assigned to a leadership role in several different units to include Patrol Division Supervisor, Targeted Enforcement Unit Supervisor and the Supervisor in the Criminal Investigative Unit. While working in Criminal Investigations, Deputy Inspector Dobson supervised the General Investigative Unit, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Background Investigative Unit.

Deputy Inspector Dobson is currently the Commander of the Milwaukee County Jail and has been in that position since April of 2017.

 

Deputy Inspector 
Tobie Weberg
  

Police Services Bureau

Appointed: November 13, 1992
 

Deputy Inspector Weberg was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in November of 1992. He was promoted to the rank of Detective in August of 2001 and assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. As a Detective, he was assigned to the Sheriff's General Investigations Unit, Warrant Squad and Gun Reduction Interdiction Program. He also was assigned to the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and held federal deputization with them from 2002 - 2006. In February of 2005, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., promoted him to the rank of Sergeant where he was the Officer-in-Charge of the Gun Reduction Interdiction Program until the creation of the Targeted Enforcement Unit in June of 2006. He continued to supervise the Targeted Enforcement Unit as a Sergeant until being promoted to the rank of Captain in December of 2007. Upon being promoted to the rank of Captain, he was the assigned as the Patrol Division Commander responsible for the Expressway, Parks & Transit Security, Institution Grounds and Special Events. In January of 2009, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., promoted him to the rank of Deputy Inspector.

Currently, Deputy Inspector Weberg is the commanding officer over the Police Services Bureau, which is comprised of the Airport Division, Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Division. Deputy Inspector Weberg has been a member of the Sheriff's SWAT Team since 1995 and in December of 2006 became the 6th SWAT Commander since the unit's inception in 1967.

Deputy Inspector Weberg has attended numerous law enforcement training programs and schools and has completed course work at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a graduate of Marquette University's Future Milwaukee Leadership Program (Class of 2007). He currently serves on the Executive Board for the Association of SWAT Personnel - Wisconsin.

Deputy Inspector Weberg has many awards of recognition, of which he is most proud of receiving the Sheriff's David Demos Award (2003), the Award for Outstanding Efforts in Investigating Firearm Offenses from the US Attorney General's Office (then US Attorney General John Ashcroft - June 2004), and the Paul W. Roemer Award (highest award from the Association of SWAT Personnel - Wisconsin).

 

Captain
Colin Briggs

 

Polce Services Bureau

Patrol Division

Appointed: January 11, 2002
 

Captain Colin Briggs began his public service for Milwaukee County in June 1998, as a Correctional Officer for the Milwaukee County House of Correction (CCF-S). During his tenure at Milwaukee County House of Correction he also served as Field Training Officer, C.E.R.T. team member and Transportation Officer. He was then appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office on January 11, 2002. Promoted to Sergeant in 2008, then to Lieutenant in 2010 and Captain in October 2010.

Captain Briggs has performed duties as a Deputy Sheriff in the Jail, Criminal Investigations Division (Gun Reduction Interdiction Program) and Police Services Bureau - Patrol Division in the Targeted Enforcement Unit and as the Third Shift Patrol Supervisor. Captain Briggs was assigned to the County Correctional Facility - South as the Lead Coordinator for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Discipline, Order, Training and Structure (D.O.T.S.) program. Captain Briggs is also a member of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team, appointed in February 2006 and a member of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard.

Captain Briggs currently holds an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice and graduated from the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command in March, 2016. Captain Briggs is also a member of our nation’s armed forces, in which he has served 23 years to include active and reserve time. Captain Briggs currently holds the rank of Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves and has attended several military leadership courses throughout his military service. Captain Briggs has also served our nation while deployed as a Combat Advisor during two tours in Iraq and obtained certification in Counter Insurgency Operations. Captain Briggs is a LESB certified instructor for the Sheriff’s Office in the disciplines of Firearms, Principles of Subject Control and C.E.R.T.

 
 

 

Captain
Daniel Dittberner

 

 

Detention Services Bureau

            Milwaukee County Jail

            Appointed: April 25, 1997
 

Captain Daniel Dittberner was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s as a Deputy Sheriff on April 25, 1997. Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. promoted him to the rank of Sergeant in May 2011 and Captain in April 2017, which is his current rank.

Captain Dittberner has worked in several different assignments as a deputy sheriff to include the Milwaukee County Jail and the Patrol Division. He worked as a Detective in the Gun Reduction Interdiction Program (GRIP) and as a Patrol Supervisor assigned to Expressway Patrol Operations. Captain Dittberner and his K9 partner, Arras, were assigned to The Drug Interdiction Unit for several years on the freeways of Milwaukee County.

Captain Dittberner is a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team, appointed in January 2001. Captain Dittberner held the positions of Sniper, Assistant Team Leader and K9 Officer (handler) and is currently assigned to the S.W.A.T. Command Post.

Captain Dittberner currently holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He also graduated from The University of Platteville – First Line Supervisor Course and the FBI LEEDA Command Institute. Captain Dittberner served in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division during the Persian Gulf War. Captain Dittberner currently serves as assistant Commander at the Milwaukee County Jail. Captain Dittberner volunteers with the Sheriff’s Office Shop With a Cop program and the Salvation Army.

 

 

Captain
Jason Hodel

 

 

Administration Bureau
 Internal Affairs Division
 Appointed: April 13, 2001

 

Captain Hodel was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in April 2001. Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. promoted him to the rank of Sergeant in 2010, to the rank of Lieutenant in 2012 and to the rank of Captain in 2017. He is currently assigned to the Administrative Services Bureau - Internal Affairs Division, where he investigates allegations of employee misconduct and serves as a liaison to the Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel. 

Captain Hodel served as a deputy sheriff in the Detention Services Bureau and in the Police Services Bureau, including expressway patrol, the Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU) and the Motorcycle Unit. Captain Hodel's supervisory experience includes assignments to the Airport Division, Patrol Division and Targeted Enforcement Unit.

Captain Hodel completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Change and Development: Criminal Justice. Captain Hodel is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

 

 

Captain
Douglas Holton Jr.

 

 

Police Services Bureau
Courts Division
Appointed: January 3, 2003 

 

Captain Douglas Holton Jr. was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office on January 3, 2003. Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. promoted him to the rank of Sergeant in March  2009, Lieutenant in February 2011 and Captain in June, 2014.

Captain Holton has worked as a Deputy Sheriff in the Courts and Airport divisions. He also worked as a Sergeant in the Airport Division and as a Lieutenant in the Internal Affairs Division. Captain Holton is currently assigned to the Courts Division. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Criminal Justice. He has also received training in investigations of Deadly Force, Use of Force, Internal Affairs cases and Courts Safety and Security.

 
Captain 
Daniel Hughes

Police Services Bureau

Criminal Investigations Division

Appointed: November 18, 1996
 

Captain Daniel Hughes was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff on November 18, 1996. Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. promoted him to the rank of Sergeant in July of 2006, Lieutenant in February 2009, and Captain in July 2010, which is his current rank.

Captain Hughes is actively enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program seeking a degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Supervision and Management. Additionally, he holds an Associate's Degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in Police Science. He has graduated from the Northwestern University Executive Management Program, IACP Leadership in Police Organizations Program, NWTC Use of Force Manager Program, the Force Science Institute Certification Program, and is a 2009 graduate of Marquette University's Future Milwaukee Leadership Program. 

Captain Hughes has worked in several different assignments as a deputy sheriff to include the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility, the Patrol Division as a deputy assigned to expressway patrol operations, as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) assigned to the Warrant Squad, the Gun Reduction Interdiction Program (GRIP unit), and the Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU).

Currently, Captain Hughes is the Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division. He was the Patrol Division Commander from 2012-2016, the MCSO Training Director in charge of our Training Academy from 2010-2012, and he has served in a supervisory capacity as a lieutenant and a sergeant within the Expressway Patrol Division from 2010-2006. Captain Hughes has extensive experience in police field operations as well as presidential and other high level dignitary protection, special event planning and operations, and protest mitigation.

Captain Hughes was appointed to the MCSO Swat Team in January 2001 as a Swat Technician. He then moved up in the ranks holding a position of Sniper, Assistant Team Leader, Team Leader, and is currently the Assistant Swat Team Commander. He has been a Wisconsin LESB certified Firearms Instructor as well as a certified Sniper Instructor.

In 2016, Captain Hughes was recognized by the US Secret Service with a Certificate of Appreciation Award for his superior contributions in the area of Dignitary Protection.  

 

Captain
Dennis Konkel

Administration Bureau
Training Division
 

    Appointed: March 20, 1992 
 

Captain Dennis Konkel was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in March 1992. He is currently assigned as the commander of the Training Division. His first assignment was as a Deputy in the Detention Services Bureau at the Milwaukee County Jail where he was also a trainer and team leader of the jail Emergency Response Team. From 1994 to 1996 he was assigned to the Jail Special Projects Team. From 1996 to 2001 he was assigned to the Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit. In 1997 he was promoted to Detective in the Drug Unit. From 2001 to 2003 he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. In 2003 he was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to the Patrol Division. In 2010, he was transferred to the Sheriff’s Training Academy as the Firearms Coordinator. In July, 2011 he was promoted to Lieutenant and in 2015 he was promoted to Captain. He has been a supervisor in the Patrol, Airport, Detention Criminal Investigations and Training Divisions. Captain Konkel is a state certified instructor in Firearms, Defense and Arrest Tactics, and a Master Instructor Trainer in Instructor Development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from UW-Milwaukee. He has been a member of the Sheriff’s SWAT Team since March 1995 and is currently assigned to the sniper unit.

Captain Konkel is also a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard since 1987. He was commissioned a 2LT through the ROTC program at UW-Milwaukee. He has served in numerous command and staff positions in the Guard to include three company commands and a battalion command. He is a graduate of the Military Police Officer Basic Course, the Quartermaster Officer Advance Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff Officers Course, and the U.S. Army War College. He holds the rank of Colonel in the Army National Guard and is a veteran of two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 
Captain
Michael Rewolinski

Police Services Bureau 

Patrol Division

 Appointed: May 14, 1993
 

Captain M. Rewolinski was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in May of 1993. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in June of 1996, and Sergeant in June of 2000. On March 8, 2007, he was promoted to Captain by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.

He has also served as a supervisor at the Airport and Detention Bureau. Rewolinski has been assigned to the Patrol Division as a Deputy Sheriff as well in the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective in the Financial Crimes Unit.

Captain Rewolinski attended Marquette University, he has received training in the investigation of Deadly Force, Disruptive Threat Groups and Law Enforcement Criminal Intelligence.

 
Captain 
Catherine Trimboli

Administration Bureau

   Open Records Division   

Appointed: April 22, 1996
 

Captain Catherine Trimboli was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in April of 1996. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August of 2008, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in October of 2009, and in November of 2010, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. promoted her to the rank of Captain.

Captain Trimboli has served in many assignments throughout the agency, including the Detention Services Bureau, Airport Division, Patrol Division, Courts Division and Internal Affairs Division. She was the Divisional Commander of the Courts, Airport, Electronic Monitoring, Huber & Apprehension Units and worked previously as the Training Academy Director. While assigned to the Patrol Division, she was one of the first members of the OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) Task Force. Captain Trimboli also holds instructor certifications in Vehicle Contacts, Principles of Subject Control and Professional Communication Skills.

Captain Trimboli has attended numerous law enforcement training programs, including the International Chiefs of Police, Leadership in Police Organizations course and the Northwestern University Executive Management Program. Captain Trimboli is a 2010 graduate of Marquette University’s Future Milwaukee Leadership Program.

 
Captain 
Leslie Wachowiak

Administration Bureau

Community Policing Unit

Appointed: April 14, 1995
 

Captain Leslie Wachowiak was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in April of 1995. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September 2009 and to the rank of Captain on December 12, 2010.  She is currently assigned to the Administrative Services Bureau, where she overseas the Community Policing Unit. In addition, Captain Wachowiak serves on the Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee benefiting Special Olympics. This committee is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for individuals with developmental disabilities.

As a Deputy, Captain Wachowiak served both the Detention Services Bureau, and Airport Division of the Police Services Bureau. Captain Wachowiak is a member of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Bicycle Patrol Unit.

Captain Wachowiak graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Sociology.

 

 

 

Captain 
Mark Witek

 

Police Services Bureau
Airport Division

Appointed: April 19, 1996
 

Captain Witek was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office on April 19, 1996. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in February 2009, Lieutenant in January 2011 and Captain in April, 2015.

His previous assignments include Detention Services Bureau where he was assigned to various positions including the Central Intake Unit and the District Attorney's Office Liaison. He has also worked in the Police Services Bureau / Airport Division where he was a member of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Bicycle Patrol Unit.  Currently, Captain Witek serves as the Airport Divisional Commander.

 

 

 

Correctional Captain
Joshua Briggs

 

 

Detention Services Bureau

Milwaukee County Jail

Appointed: January 4, 2010

 

Captain Joshua Briggs began his career with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in January 2010 and was assigned to the Detention Services Bureau. As a Correctional Officer, his supervisors noticed his hard work and dedication and assigned him to the Disciplinary Housing Units and the Booking area. In June 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, he was assigned to Scheduling, day to day operations in the jail and assisted in oversight of the Classification Unit. On April 12, 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Captain by Sherriff David A Clarke Jr. and remained assigned to the Milwaukee County Jail.  As a Captain, he still oversees the Classification Unit, Disciplinary Unit and Booking area. He is a proud member of C.E.R.T. (Correctional Emergency Response Team) and holds the rank of Senior C.E.R.T. Team Leader. As such, he is in charge of recruiting new members and assists in choosing new leaders for the team.

Captain Briggs has attended the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where he has attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in sychology. He has also received training and a certificate from "Walking the Narrow Road of Leadership: Leadership Principles for Law Enforcement Personnel and Managers". Captain Briggs still enjoys participating in Sherriff’s Office community service activities such as Shop with a Cop and The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

 

Correctional Captain
William Duckert

Detention Services Bureau

Milwaukee County Jail

Appointed: October 18, 1999

 

Captain William Duckert began his career with Milwaukee County in October 1999 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2002. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and on July 16, 2009, promoted to Captain by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and assigned to the Milwaukee County Jail . He oversees the Operations of the Jail including Jail Records, Housing, Classification and Booking.

Captain Duckert has attended the University of Phoenix and Cardinal Stritch University. He has received training from the American Jail Association for Direct Supervision of Inmates. He is also a CPR and AED instructor at the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Training Academy.

 
Correctional Captain
Michael Hannah

Detention Services Bureau

Milwaukee County Jail

Appointed: July 11, 2008

 

Captain Michael Hannah began his career with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in July 11, 2008 and was assigned to the Detention Services Bureau. As a Correctional Officer, he worked in the former Huber Work Release program and quickly became a leader in the areas he was assigned. In September 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Captain in May, 2017. As a Captain, he oversees Operations of the Jail, including the Jail’s Disciplinary Unit, Housing Unit and Operations.

Captain Hannah received a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Award for coordinating successful fundraisers generating goodwill with area agencies in October 2015. Captain Hannah currently serves as the Correctional Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Co-Commander and is the Lead Instructor for all new incoming C.E.R.T members. He also conducted C.E.R.T. In-service training for all jail trained officers in February 2017. He serves as a recruiter for new officers at job fairs including State Fair and the Veteran’s Job Fair.
He is also a FTO Coordinator for new officers. Captain Hannah regularly leads new officer Training Academy classes in: POSC, Report Writing, Ethics, Scenarios and Scenario Testing.

Captain Hannah is currently enrolled at M.A.T.C working towards a degree in Criminal Justice. He has also received training and a certificate from "Walking the Narrow Road of Leadership: Leadership Principles for Law Enforcement Personnel and Managers". When time permits, Captain Hannah takes pride in volunteering in the community in events such as The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign, Shop With A Cop and coaching his son’s school basketball team.

 
Correctional Captain
Scott Sobek

Detention Services Bureau

Milwaukee County Jail

Appointed: July 17, 2000

 

Captain Scott Sobek began his career with Milwaukee County in July 2000 and was promoted to Lieutenant in May 2012. On March 7, 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Captain by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and assigned to the Milwaukee County Jail. He oversees the daily Operations of Jail Records and Inmate Transportation.  

He previously was assigned as an Instructor for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office - Discipline, Order, Training and Structure (D.O.T.S.) Program and is currently a member of the Mounted Unit.

Captain Sobek has attended the University of Phoenix and received training from the University of Platteville for First Line Supervision of Police Agencies.

 
Lieutenant
Thomas Beal

Police Services Bureau
Airport Division

Appointed: April 25, 1997

 

Lieutenant Beal was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in April 1997. In 200, he was promoted to Detective in the Drug Enforcement Unit where he served Milwaukee County as an undercover Detective. He joined the SWAT team as a Crisis Negotiator in May 2002.

Lieutenant Beal served as a Detective in the General Investigations Unit where he was one of the founding members of the Milwaukee County Computer Crimes Unit at which time he investigated crimes against children.

In 2014, he was promoted within the SWAT team as Team Leader for the Crisis Negations Team, where he still proudly serves.

Lieutenant Beal has worked within the Sheriff’s Office in the Detention Services Division, Criminal Investigation Division and Patrol Division-Freeway. Lieutenant Beal currently serves as the Assistant Airport Divisional Commander.

 

 Lieutenant
Tricia Carlson

 Police Services Bureau
Criminal Investigations Division
Appointed: April 25, 1997

 

Lieutenant Carlson was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in April 1997, promoted to Sergeant in February 2008, and to Lieutenant in February 2011.

Her previous assignments include Detention Services Bureau where she was assigned to the Mental Health Unit, Jail Transportation Unit, Transport Liaison, Jail Records, Transportation Sergeant, and Courts Lieutenant. She also served as the Administrative Lieutenant at the Patrol Division.

Lieutenant Carlson currently serves as the Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Division.

 
Lieutenant
Mitch Gottschalk

Administration Bureau
 Internal Affairs Division
 Appointed: April 13, 2001

Lieutenant Gottschalk joined the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in April 2001. He was promoted to Lieutenant in April 2016. He is currently assigned to the Administrative Services Bureau – Internal Affairs Division, where he investigates allegations of employee misconduct.

Lieutenant Gottschalk performed the duties of a Deputy Sheriff in the Detention Bureau, Courts Division, Patrol Division, and the Tactical Enforcement Unit, until being assigned as a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division in 2010. He is a Law Enforcement Standards Bureau (LESB) Certified Instructor, teaching Interview and Interrogation, Evidence Collection and Taser. Lieutenant Gottschalk has had specialized training in Interview and Interrogation, Force Science, Crisis Intervention and Intercultural Skills & Leadership. Lieutenant Gottschalk holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

 
  Lieutenant
  Kevin Johnson

Detention Services Bureau

Milwaukee County Jail

Appointed: April 19, 1996

 

Lieutenant Johnson began his career as a Correctional Officer at the House of Correction in August 1994. He was appointed as a Deputy Sheriff with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in April 1996 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in October 2016. Lieutenant Johnson is currently assigned to the Detention Services Bureau as a supervisor and as the Correctional Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Commander. He oversees the Special Projects Unit and the newly created Background & Hiring Unit for Correctional Officers.

Lieutenant Johnson worked as a deputy in the Jail, Airport Division, Patrol Division, Targeted Enforcement Unit, Civil Process Division, in the Courts Division as the Municipal Court Liaison Deputy and, most notably as the Liaison working with the Chief Judge's Office to coordinate and oversee the destruction of all evidence (Narcotics) in Milwaukee County.

Lieutenant Johnson is a WI LESB certified Instructor in EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operation Course), Vehicle Contacts and as a Scenario Instructor. He is a Representative of the Foundations of Professional Policing Advisory Committee. Lieutenant Johnson served on active duty in the United States Navy as a Plane Captain on anti-submarine helicopters.

 

Lieutenant
  Paul Thompson 

Police Services Bureau
Criminal Investigations Division

Appointed: January 7, 2000
 

Lieutenant Thompson was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in January of 2000. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2009, then to Lieutenant in 2011.

Lieutenant Thompson has performed duties as a Deputy Sheriff in the Detention Services Bureau (CJF), Police Services Bureau (Patrol Division), Criminal Investigations Division (Gun Reduction Interdiction Unit), Police Services Bureau (Targeted Enforcement Unit). Lieutenant Thompson is also a member of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team, appointed February 2006.
 
Lieutenant Thompson currently holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Tulane University, and currently working towards a Masters Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He has been involved through the Sheriff’s Office with volunteer efforts with Shop with a Cop and Salvation Army. Lieutenant Thompson is a former N.B.A. basketball player, who played with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers. Lieutenant Thompson is a LESB certified instructor for the Sheriff’s Office in the disciplines of Firearms, CPR and Vehicle Contacts.
 

  Lieutenant
  
Eric Worden

Police Services Bureau
Patrol Division

Appointed: August 31, 1992

 

Lieutenant Worden began his career with Milwaukee County as a Correctional Officer at the Milwaukee County House of Correction in 1992. He was appointed to the Sheriff’s Office in 1995 as a Deputy Sheriff and appointed to the rank of Detective in 2004.  In 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and then to Lieutenant in 2016.

Lieutenant Worden has served the Sheriff’s Office in a variety of capacities including Detention Services, Patrol, Airport Security, Civil Process, The Targeted Enforcement Unit and Criminal Investigations.  Lieutenant Worden specialized in white collar, computer and sensitive crimes in his role as a Detective.

Lieutenant Worden was born and raised in Wauwatosa, and values serving the Milwaukee County community. He enjoys the variety of seasons in Wisconsin and takes advantage of many outdoor activities.  Lieutenant Worden serves all members of the community, including the four legged.  He has adopted and helped place numerous abandoned and abused animals in our community.

Lieutenant Worden is presently assigned to the Patrol Division.

 
Public Safety Fiscal Administrator
William Lethlean

Office of the Sheriff
Fiscal Affairs
Appointed: April 5, 2012

In March 2005, William was hired by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office as a senior accountant in Fiscal Affairs. He served in this role until April 2007 when he transferred to General Mitchell International Airport in a similar capacity. He returned to the Sheriff’s Office as Accounting Manager in July 2011 and was appointed Public Safety Fiscal Administrator in May 2013.

From 1981 to 1990, he served as Controller for a local manufacturing company with four operating divisions where he was responsible for general ledger, budgeting, financial analysis, credit/collections, and office management. From 1990 to March 2005, he served as Controller and Chief Financial Officer in several nonprofit child welfare social service agencies located in Milwaukee County.           

William is a Wisconsin licensed Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree earned at the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree in Accounting earned at the Keller Graduate School of Management DeVry University. He is a member of the national organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He resides in Greendale, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee County suburb, with his wife Debra.

 

 

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