Sheriff's Department

Command Staff

Undersheriff WebergUndersheriff Tobie Weberg

Administration Bureau

Appointed November 13, 1992

Undersheriff Weberg was appointed in November of 1992. In August of  2001, he was promoted to the rank of detective. He was assigned to general investigations, the warrant squad, gun reduction interdictions and the U.S. Marshall Fugitive Task force. He held federal deputization status from 2002 to 2006. In February 2005, he was promoted to sergeant. He was in charge of Gun Reduction Interdictions Unit and the Targeted Enforcement Unit. In December 2007, Undersheriff Weberg was promoted to captain. He was assigned as the patrol division commander, responsible for the expressway, parks and transit security, institution grounds and special events. He was promoted to the rank of inspector/undersheriff in September 2017.

Undersheriff Weberg is the commanding officer over the all the daily operations of all divisions and bureaus.

Undersheriff 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. He 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. He currently serves on the executive board for the Association of SWAT Personnel-Wisconsin.

Director Fran McLaughlinDirector Fran McLaughlin

Administration Bureau

Director of Support Services

Appointed: December 10, 2010

Fran McLaughlin was appointed to the position of director of support services in 2013. Director McLaughlin has been with Milwaukee County since June 2004, serving as a communications specialist followed by communications director for the County Executive. In 2010, she joined the Sheriff's Office as the public information officer. McLaughlin brings significant experience to the agency in media relations, open records management and orchestrating communications programs and events. She serves as the Sheriff's Office liaison to the news media, informing the community of safety issues during weather events and freeway incidents, along with publicizing the activities of the agency through both social media and traditional news media outlets.

McLaughlin received a bachelor's 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. She 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 the Salvation Army, McLaughlin volunteers with the MS Society 50-mile Challenge Walk and serves on a block grant board for the City of Wauwatosa.

Deputy Inspector BarkowDeputy Inspector Brian Barkow

Police Services Bureau

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, he was promoted 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, uses the nationally recognized COMPSTAT model in analyzing data, crime trends and tracking resource and performance accountability in all Sheriff’s Office operations by using 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's degree in computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Deputy Inspector Barkow is a 2008 graduate of the Future Milwaukee Leadership Training Program at Marquette University.

Deputy Inspector DobsonDeputy Inspector Aaron Dobson

Detention Services Bureau

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. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2009 and to deputy inspector in 2017.

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 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  HughesDeputy Inspector Daniel Hughes

Police Services Bureau

Appointed: November 18, 1996

Deputy Inspector Daniel Hughes was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff on November 18, 1996. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in July of 2006, lieutenant in February 2009, and captain in July 2010. In September of 2017, he was promoted to deputy inspector.

Deputy Inspector Hughes is seeking a bachelor's 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. 

Deputy Inspector 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, Deputy Inspector Hughes is the commander of the Police Services Bureau. He was the Patrol Division commander from 2012 to 2016, the MCSO training director in charge of our training academy from 2010 to 2012, and he has served in a supervisory capacity as a lieutenant and a sergeant within the Expressway Patrol Division from 2010 to 2006. Deputy Inspector 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.

Deputy Inspector 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, Deputy Inspector was recognized by the U.S. Secret Service with a certificate of appreciation award for his superior contributions in the area of dignitary protection.

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