In the News
-May 17, 2013 - The Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Pat Jursik proposes an ordinance aimed at Sheriff Clarke to prohibit his Public Safety Announcements. Read the ordinance here.
- May 3, 2013 - Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and members of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office command gather outside Hi-Mount Boulevard Community School for a wreath-laying ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the disappearance of Alexis Patterson. They are joined by The Reverend Don Darius Butler, MCSO Associate Chaplain and Pastor of Tabernacle Community Baptist Church in Milwaukee.The school, at 49th and Garfield in Milwaukee's Washington Heights neighborhood, was attended by Alexis, a 7-year-old and a first-grader, when she vanished on May 3, 2002. Sheriff Clarke continues to plea that anyone having information regarding Alexis Patterson contact the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Hotline at 414.935.1212 or the Milwaukee Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center at 414.278.4788. Information leading to the return of Alexis, or those responsible for her abduction, remain eligible for a $10,000 reward from the Sheriff's Office. Click to view picture of ceremony.
- May 1, 2013 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article and statement from Sheriff Clarke on judge's ruling to shift control of the County Correctional Facility-South (formerly the House of Correction) away from the Sheriff's Office. Read article and statement here.
- April 9, 2013 - Read Charlie Sykes' take on a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about an audit regarding the Sheriff's Office: At what cost would these savings come?
- March 7, 2013 - An undercover deputy was able to get a gun through six court complex security screening checkpoints recently. The County Executive's Office oversees court complex security. Sheriff Clarke has called attention to County Executive Abele about problems with the Milwaukee County Courthouse Complex security since 2011. Read the letter the sheriff sent the county executive in Nov. 2011 with recommendations on improving security. The letter was ignored, and the sheriff sent out a release in Nov. 2011. Read letter here. Read release.
- March 4, 2013 - Letter from Sheriff Clarke to Senator Lindsey Graham regarding testimony of Chief Flynn on Feb. 26. Read the letter here.
- March 2013 - Click here to listen to Sheriff Clarke's second personal safety public service announcement
Text of message:
This is Sheriff David Clarke. Violent crime went up nearly 10% in Milwaukee. Are you the next victim? You don’t have to be! But that’s your call.
Armed criminals are being put back on the street by a soft-on-crime court system even before the ink dries on police reports. Are you prepared to handle a life or death threat?
Wisconsin’s Personal Protection Act now gives you the same advantage that I have. Now it’s the crook who has to wonder what you might do. It can be a great equalizer… but you always have to think survival… Remember, it’s you and me now.
- January 2013 - Click here to listen to Sheriff Clarke's personal safety public service announcement
Text of message:
I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal…your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game, but are you ready? With officers laid-off and furloughed, simply calling 9-1-1 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?
Comic strip shows reaction to the personal safety message. Click here to view.
- January 28, 2013 - Milw.Journal Sentinel Poll: Is Sheriff Clarke right to call for citizens to arm themselves for self defense? Click here for poll results
- December 19, 2012 - National topic - gun control:
- September 27, 2012 - MCSO Awards Ceremony. Click here to read about this year's awardees.
Accident Report Lookup
Crashes investigated by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office are now available. In a continuing effort to improve customer service, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is using technology to make information more accessible to the public. The new accident report website allows a citizen to locate and print a copy of an accident report completed by the investigating deputy. Citizens should allow approximately five working days from the date of the crash for the report to be available on the site.
Click here for the Accident Report Lookup website
Snow Emergency / Crash Reporting
Report an accident that occurred on the Milwaukee County Freeway System within 24 hours
Click here to access the form
Citizen Complaint Form
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing a culture of service that delivers customer satisfaction to its citizens. We expect our employees to be courteous and professional at all times. For quality assurance, we have developed an electronic citizen complaint form for your convenience. We value your feedback.
Complaints submitted through this format are forwarded directly to the Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division for review and investigation. Please provide us with as much information as possible. An officer from Internal Affairs will contact you regarding your complaint. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke thanks you for taking the time to tell us about your concerns. Your input is a valuable tool that we use in order to provide the exceptional service that you -- the taxpayer -- pay for and should expect.
Click here for the Citizen Complaint Form
As part of a continuing effort to improve customer service, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is using available technology to make the Sheriff’s Office user-friendly and even more accessible to the public. The inmate search program allows a citizen to find out if an inmate is in custody in the downtown Milwaukee County Jail.
Click here to access the inmate search