Milwaukee County Sheriff Archives

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

January 12, 2023

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…. [Read More]

Denita Ball becomes Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff: ‘I am honored’

October 27, 2022

Denita Ball will be the first female and fourth African American sheriff of Milwaukee County Denita R. Ball officially assumed the role of acting Milwaukee County Sheriff on Monday, October 24, 2022, after Earnell R. Lucas resigned from the position. Ball won about 56 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, beating candidates Captain… [Read More]

Retired Sheriff Richard Artison honored with award from League of Martin

October 13, 2022

On Thursday October 6, 2022, retired Sheriff Richard Artison was honored with the David Demos Award at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., by Sheriff Earnell Lucus. The David Demos Award is the highest award a member of the League of Martin can receive from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office…. [Read More]

MCSO swears in 26 new sheriff deputy recruits

August 5, 2021

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) recently held its first in-person Deputy Sheriff Recruit graduation since the COVID-19 pandemic at the War Memorial Center. Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas swore in 26 Deputy Sheriff recruits. Here’s a snapshot of the graduation for Deputy Recruit Classes #86 and #88. Join us in congratulating the newest members of… [Read More]

MCSO and Community Partners Host Drive-Thru Drug Take-Back and Clean-Up Day

May 13, 2021

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, The Milwaukee Police Department District 3, Milwaukee County Parks, Safe & Sound, and the We Care Crew invited the community to join them in cleaning up Johnson Park, 1919 W. Fond du Lac Ave., in discarding unused prescription and/or over-the-counter medications as part of the… [Read More]

Milwaukee County Sheriff ’s Office deputies and partners shop for area families for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2020

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Milwaukee Deputy Sheriff ’s Association (MDSA), Milwaukee Retired Deputy Sheriff ’s Association (MRDSA), and Metcalfe’s Market to provide area families with free meals for Thanksgiving Day. Deputies shopped and assembled bags on Thursday, November 19, 2020. The following day, bags of food were distributed by the deputies along with… [Read More]

Sheriff Lucas helps students start the 2019-20 school year

September 12, 2019

Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas is pictured with a student on their first day of school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Siefert Elementary School. (Photo by MCSO).