Dr. Denita Ball sworn in as first female African American Sheriff

January 12, 2023

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Dr. Denita R. Ball was sworn in on Friday, January 6, 2023, as the 66th Sheriff of Milwaukee County. She is the first female sheriff in Milwaukee County and the first African American female sheriff in Wisconsin. The historic community ceremony took place at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. The Honorable Chief Justice Mary Triggiano swore in Dr. Ball as the new Milwaukee County Sheriff.

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Photos by Yvonne Kemp