Sheriff's Department

MCSO Court Services

Court Security

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Courts Division, by State of Wisconsin statutory authority, provides sworn, uniformed deputies to attend the circuit courts of the State of Wisconsin's First Judicial District. There are 47 circuit court branches and 27 court commissioners. Of these, 12 are civil courts, 10 juvenile courts, five family courts, 12 felony courts and 10 misdemeanor courts. To fulfill the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office constitutionally-mandated functions, a staff of one captain, three sergeants and 81 deputies are assigned to provide a variety of duties. These duties include court security, inmate management and response to police/medical emergencies and calls for service, thereby safeguarding the judicial process. Court security staff are assigned to the Courthouse/Safety Building/Criminal Justice Facility Complex and the Vel R. Phillip's Juvenile Justice Center.

Public Safety

The security screening stations are staffed during business hours. The public safety officers are trained to screen visitors to maintain the safety of the county buildings. The following items are not allowed in the Milwaukee County Courthouse Complex. Items may be subject to confiscation. Illegal items may be subject to confiscation and/or criminal prosecution of person in possession of the items.

  • Aerosols
  • Alcohol
  • Ammunition
  • Awls
  • Batons
  • Blades
  • Box cutters
  • Brass knuckles
  • Chains > 6" including wallet chains
  • Corkscrew
  • Drugs/illegal
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Explosives
  • Metal files
  • Firearms
  • Handcuff or similar small keys
  • Comb with a sharp edge or pointed end
  • Heavy blunt items
  • Nunchucks
  • Pepper spray/mace
  • Handcuffs, flex-cuffs or any type of restraining device
  • Letter openers
  • Lock picking kits
  • Knives
  • Razors
  • Replica weapons
  • Scissors
  • Scrapers
  • Sharp objects
  • Switchblade, butterfly knives
  • Taser/stun gun/electric weapons
  • Throwing stars
  • Tire chain
  • Tools (screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, saws)
  • Tow chain
  • Metal forks or “butter” knives
  • Plastic pipework (PVC pipe)
  • Oversized walking sticks (determined by an MCSO supervisor)
  • Large signs with frames or sticks attached

Traffic Desk

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Central Records staff is responsible for processing and maintaining accident reports and traffic and parking citations.


Accident reports are available to purchase for a fee of $6. Accident reports are usually available seven working days after the incident. 

Get an Accident Report Online


Milwaukee County Safety Building 
821 W. State St. 
Rm 102 Windows 1 and 2
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on holidays

By Mail

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Desk 
821 W. State St. Rm 102 
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(checks only, no cash)


  • Accident report number
  • Date and time of accident
  • Approximate location
  • Driver's name
  • License plate number of the vehicle(s) involved

Call us at (414) 278-4712 or email.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Badge


821 W. State St., Room 107
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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