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Supervisors Endorse Studying Transit Security Police on MCTS Buses

Feb-08-2019

The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted (18-0) a resolution today to study the how the Office of the Sheriff might serve as transit security for the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS).

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Supervisors Endorse Studying Transit Security Police on MCTS Buses

Feb-08-2019

The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted (18-0) a resolution today to study the how the Office of the Sheriff might serve as transit security for the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS).

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Board of Supervisors Calls for Fair Deal to Avert County Funding Crisis

Feb-08-2019

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously (18-0) today to endorse an outline of potential solutions to avert a funding crisis facing Milwaukee County.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Milwaukee County to Move Inmate Healthcare In-house by 2021

Feb-05-2019

Milwaukee County will start providing inmate medical services in April of 2021, after a two-year contract with a temporary provider, recommended for approval today by the Finance and Audit Committee (5-0), expires.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor Nicholson to Attend Young Elected Officials Network Women’s Conference to take place in New York City Jan. 31-Feb. 3

Feb-01-2019

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson and other young progressive elected women from across the country and from every level of government will convene in New York City on Jan. 31 for a four-day conference held by the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network, a nonpartisan program of People For the American Way Foundation.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Committee Advances Measure to Study Transit Security Police on MCTS Buses

Jan-23-2019

The Transportation Committee of the Milwaukee County Board unanimously adopted a resolution today to study the creation of a new classification of law enforcement officer that would serve the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS).

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Committee Advances Measure to Study Transit Security Police on MCTS Buses

Jan-23-2019

The Transportation Committee of the Milwaukee County Board unanimously adopted a resolution today to study the creation of a new classification of law enforcement officer that would serve the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS).

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Marina Dimitrijevic Voted "Best Milwaukee County Supervisor" in Reader Poll

Jan-23-2019

Readers of the Shepherd Express have named Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic "Best Milwaukee County Supervisor" of 2018 in the newspaper's annual "Best of Milwaukee" poll.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Workgroup Recommends Set of Legislative Solutions to Avert County Funding Crisis

Jan-17-2019

The Fair Deal for Milwaukee County Workgroup voted unanimously Thursday to recommend a set of solutions for averting a looming funding crisis facing Milwaukee County.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Abele, Lipscomb Announce Membership of Fair Deal Workgroup

Jan-14-2019

A group of 16 Milwaukee County leaders will seek to find practical proposals to partner with the State of Wisconsin in addressing the County's funding challenges, County Executive Chris Abele and County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., announced Monday.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas

Jan-07-2019

Sheriff Lucas took office on Jan. 7, 2019. He plans to restore honor, integrity and professionalism to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2019

New Years Weekend 2018 OWI Enforcement Summary

Jan-02-2019

The New Year’s Eve initiative focused on keeping the public safe from those who engage in the dangerous behavior of driving under the influence (DUI), speeding and reckless driving.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

Sheriff’s Office Launches First Phase of Mobile Phone Application

Dec-27-2018

Milwaukee, WI – Sheriff Richard Schmidt is launching MCSO Mobile, a phone app which will provide convenient options for the public.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

Operation Drive Sober - 11 arrests

Dec-24-2018

This past weekend’s Operation Drive Sober initiative from Friday at 4:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Monday, resulted in the arrest of 11 drunken drivers. The average PBT test results were .15.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

Deputies and Wauwatosa Fire Medical Unit Save Overdose Victim on Freeway

Dec-21-2018

Today, at about 2:15 p.m., deputies responded to a call of a sick driver on the I-41/US-45 northbound to I-94 westbound ramp to Highway 100 in the zoo interchange. The vehicle, a silver Dodge Ram, was in the right distress lane and the passenger was outside saying the driver was not breathing.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

Identity of Inmate Released

Dec-20-2018

The identity of the Milwaukee County Jail inmate who died at the hospital on December 18 can now be released. Brian Collins, Jr., age 32, of Milwaukee, had been in custody since May 12. Collins had complained of abdominal pain on Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. and was taken to the county jail medical clinic in a wheelchair. The nurse practitioner in the clinic determined he should be transported to the hospital for evaluation. He was transported at 8:00 a.m. by Bell Ambulance and died at the hospital at 2:24 p.m. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is conducting the death investigation.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

Jail Inmate Dies at Hospital

Dec-18-2018

A 32-year-old inmate complained of abdominal pain shortly after 6:30 a.m. today and was taken to the county jail medical clinic in a wheelchair. The nurse practitioner in the clinic determined he should be transported to the hospital for evaluation. He was transported by Bell Ambulance at 8:00 a.m. and died at the hospital at 2:24 p.m. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is conducting the death investigation.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

Sheriff Warns of Updated Scam Phone Calls Targeting Medical Professionals

Dec-18-2018

Sheriff Richard Schmidt is alerting the public to an increase in activity in phone scams. The scammers are now focusing on medical professionals who may pay rather than take time to question the purported fines.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

Operation Drive Sober - 9 Arrests

Dec-17-2018

This past weekend’s Operation Drive Sober initiative from Friday at 4 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday, resulted in the arrest of nine drunken drivers. The average PBT test results were .13.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

County Board Rejects Contracts With Unison

Dec-13-2018

The County Board rejected four contracts totaling more than $1,875,000 with troubled non-profit UNISON Thursday, after adopting an amendment from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., that calls for the County to procure the services from another vendor or provide them directly.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

County Board Proposes Moving Jail Medical In-house

Dec-13-2018

The County Board approved (16 - 0) a proposal from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., today that calls for Milwaukee County to provide inmate medical services, rather than continuing to contract with outside, private vendors.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Man Jumps to his Death From High Rise Bridge

Dec-11-2018

At about 10:25 a.m., deputies responded to calls regarding a pedestrian outside of his car looking over the ledge on the High Rise Bridge on I-43 northbound near National Avenue. Before they arrived, dispatchers reported that video footage showed that the subject had jumped over the concrete barrier 110 feet to the ground below. Deputies attempted life-saving measures until Milwaukee Fire Department emergency personnel arrived. The man was pronounced dead at 10:50 a.m. Sheriff’s detectives are conducting the death investigation.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

Operation Drive Sober - 13 Arrests

Dec-10-2018

This past weekend’s Operation Drive Sober initiative, from Friday at 4 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday, resulted in the arrest of 13 drunken drivers. The average PBT test results were .19.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

Sheriff's Deputies, Local Police Officers Volunteer for 12th Annual "Shop With A Cop"

Dec-07-2018

On Saturday, Dec. 8, 75 children will shop for holiday gifts with Sheriff’s deputies and police from Milwaukee County police departments for a day filled with the holiday spirit and giving. Correctional officers, civilian staff, and community organizations are also volunteering for the event. The program builds positive relationships among law enforcement officers and young people in the community.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2018

County Moves to Take Control of Jail Medical Services

Dec-06-2018

The Finance and Audit Committee approved (7 - 0) a proposal from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., today that recommends Milwaukee County directly provide inmate medical services, rather than continue contracting with an outside, private vendor.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

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