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Community Information

  • SCAM ALERT!!! DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO CALLERS CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE! Scammers continue to call county residents claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office, and advising the victim they will be arrested for warrants or failure to show for jury duty, unless they pay the fines with pre-paid credit cards or gift cards. The caller then has the victim provide the codes on the cards, and transfers the money to their own accounts. The Sheriff's Office DOES NOT call citizens threatening arrest for failure to pay fines.   If you have received a similar call, hang up and report the call by email to

    In another version of the phone scams, several Milwaukee County citizens have reported receiving phones calls from a person claiming to be an investigator with an out of state Police Department. The caller tells them they have not paid for a loan they received a long time ago and that he is going to send the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office to arrest them if they don't pay. 

  • Sheriff's Office General Information - 414.278.4700 

  • Milwaukee County Jail Information Line - 414.226.7070
  • Civil Process / Evictions / Temporary Restraining Orders - 414.278.5040
  • Inmate Search Database (Search for an inmate in the downtown Milwaukee County Jail)
  • Citizen Complaint Form
  • Accident Report Look-up Website
  • Tornado Alert Procedures-Milwaukee County

~ Click on the links below for additional information ~



Looking to start a career in law enforcement? The Sheriff's Office is hiring Correctional Officers at the County Jail. Do you have what it takes? Find out more here: Application for a career as Correctional Officer at the Milwaukee County Jail, click on this link:

The Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin State Patrol are working jointly on freeway speed saturation patrols. Read more about the effort here: WI DOT newsletter

News Releases

03/15/2018 Summary of Saturation Patrols for Speed Enforcement

03/14/2018 Deputies, Police Dispatched to Stop Hit & Run Drunken Driver

03/12/2018 Deputies Serving Court Documents Find Children Left Alone in Squalid Residence

03/12/2018 Operation Drive Sober Results in 19 Arrests

03/08/2018 Summary of Saturation Patrols for Speed Enforcement

03/05/2018 Body Recovered from River of Man Suspecting of Jumping from Hoan Bridge in January

03/05/2018 Operation Drive Sober Results in 14 Arrests

03/01/2018 Summary of Saturation Patrols for Speed Enforcement

02/26/2018 Operation Drive Sober Results in 12 Arrests

02/24/2018 Man Dies After Jumping from High Rise Bridge

02/23/2018 Summary of Saturation Patrols for Speed Enforcement

02/22/2018 Deputies Prevent Man from Jumping Off Hoan Bridge

02/21/2018 MCSO K-9 Demonstration for Media

02/20/2018 Deputies Assist in Saving Life of Overdose Victim

02/19/2018 Sheriff's Office Truck Enforcement Takes Dangerous Hauler Off Freeway

02/19/2018 Operation Drive Sober Results in 13 Arrests

02/16/2018 Deputies Arrest Man After Crash for OWI-1st with Child in Vehicle

02/16/2018 Status of Individuals Charged in Terrill Thomas Matter

02/15/2018 Summary of Saturtion Patrols for Speed Enforcement

02/14/2018 Deputies Arrest Man for OWI with Child in Vehicle

02/12/2018 Operation Drive Sober Results in 16 Arrests

02/09/2018 Deputies Arrest Man for OWI-4th After Freeway Crash

02/09/2018 Man Dies After Running in Front of Semi on Freeway

02/08/2018 Summary of Saturation Patrols for Speed Enforcement

02/07/2018 Deputies Arrest Woman for OWI-4th

02/05/2018 Operation Drive Sober Results in 7 Arrests

02/01/2018 Deputy Sustains Minor Injuries When Struck by Passing Motorist

02/01/2018 Summary of Saturation Patrols for Speed Enforcement

01/29/2018 Operation Drive Sober Results in 16 Arrests

01/29/2018 Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in Recent Crash

01/25/2018 Summary of Saturation Patrols for Speed Enforcement

01/24/2018 Deputies Apprehend 15-Year-Old After Carjacking

01/23/2018 Operation Drive Sober Results in 10 Arrests

01/23/2018 Deputies Find Drugs/Weapons on Traffic Stops

01/21/2018 Deputies Recover Revolver, Drugs after Attempted Traffic Stop

01/21/2018 Deputies Arrest Wrong Way Drunken Driver - OWI-3rd

01/17/2018 Sheriff Schmidt to Host Graduation Ceremony for Deputy Sheriff Recruit Class #83

01/14/2018 Wrong-way Driver Crashes into Light Ploes on I-794

01/10/2018 Deputies Arrest Two in OWI Crash with 8 Children in Vehicle

01/09/2018 2017 September-December Summary of Saturation Patrols and Crashes

01/08/2018 Sheriff Schmidt's Statement on MPD Chief Flynn's Retirement Announcement

01/08/2018 Operation Drive Sober Results in 10 Arrests

01/08/2018 Deputies Seize $7600 in Cash, Marijuana After OWI-5th Freeway Crash

01/05/2018 49 New Deputy Sheriff Recruits Hired

01/04/2018 Sheriff Schmidt to Hold News Conference on Transformation Plan for Jail

01/03/2018 Sheriff Schmidt Assigns Inmate Wellness Monitor

01/02/2018 Sheriff's Deputies Arrest 27 Drunken Drivers Over New Year's Holiday Weekend

01/01/2018 Sheriff's Deputies Respond to Fatal Rollover Crash

12/28/2017 Sheriff, Multi-jurisdictional Task Force, Announce New Year's Eve Initiative

12/27/2017 Sheriff's Detectives Investigate Death at Kulwicki Park

12/27/2017 Sheriff Stops Reckless Driver on Freeway

12/26/2017 Deputies Respond to Suicide Threat at Hospital

12/22/2017 Inmate Attacks Correctional Officer at Milwaukee County Jail

12/21/2017 Saturation for Speed Enforcement Summary of Citations

12/20/2017 Inmate Dies at County Jail

12/18/2017 Operation Drive Sober Results in 4 Arrests

12/15/2017 Sheriff Schmidt to Ring Bells for Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign

12/11/2017 Operation Drive Sober Results in 6 Arrests

12/08/2017 Sheriff's Deputies, Other Law Enforcement Agencies Volunteer for 11th Annual "Shop With A Cop"

12/07/2017 Summary of Saturation Patrols for Speed Enforcement

12/04/2017 Operation Drive Sober Results in 10 Arrests

12/01/2017 Semi-Truck Rollover Closes Ramp in Stadium Interchange




Accident Report Lookup

Crashes investigated by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office are now available. In a continuing effort to improve customer service, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office 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.  The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office thanks you for taking the time to tell us about your concerns.  

Click here for the Citizen Complaint Form

Inmate Search

As part of a continuing effort to improve customer service, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office  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

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