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Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office



Citizens report they are receiving suspicious phone calls by someone who claims to be a deputy asking for a payment of some type.

The Sheriff's Office DOES NOT call citizens threatening arrest for failure to pay fines. If you have received such a call, hang up and report the call by email.

  • DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO CALLERS CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE! Scammers call county residents claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office, and advise 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 WILL NEVER call citizens and ask them to pay fines, court costs or fees.
  • DO NOT give money.
  • DO NOT give credit cards numbers.
  • DO NOT purchase pre-paid cards to pay fines, court costs or fees.
  • DO NOT give out your social security number, or any part of it, to callers claiming to be from the Sheriff's Office.

In another version of the phone scams, a person claiming to be an investigator with an out-of-state police department tells the potential victim 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. Hang Up.

If you receive any phone calls of this type, report it to the authorities. If possible write down the phone number to give to the authorities.

Sheriff's Office General Information (414) 278-4700

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Sheriff News Releases

Deputies Recover Weapons, Drugs and Stolen Vehicle During Traffic Stops


Deputies recover weapons, drugs and stolen vehicle during traffic stops on Sept. 12, 2018.

Jail Policy Changed to Reflect Case Law on Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detainers


Milwaukee County Jail will no longer hold any inmate at the request of ICE after their state-law custody has ended. This policy ensures all inmates subject to release are treated exactly equally under the Fourth Amendment by the Jail regardless of their immigration status, and inmates about whom the County has received a civil ICE detainer request are processed no faster or slower than all other inmates.

Violent Crime Unit Formed


This 10-member Violent Crime Unit will partner with the Milwaukee Police Department starting the first week of September.

Weapons Recovered After Deputies Perform a Traffic Stop


Deputies recovered weapons during a traffic stop shortly after a report of shots fired at Dineen Park.

Man Ticketed for Driving 99 in 55 MPH Zone


Driver stopped during speed saturation patrol for going 99 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Deputies Use Taser on Man After OWI 3rd Crash


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Speed Is a Factor in Four-Vehicle Crash


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Deputies Serving Court Documents Find Children Left Alone


Deputies serving court documents at a Milwaukee residence discovered two young children, ages three and eight, alone and wearing only t-shirts.


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