The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is the largest Sheriff's Office in the State of Wisconsin. Founded in 1835, it is also the oldest Sheriff's Office in the State.
Since 2002 the Sheriff's Office has been led by David A. Clarke Jr., who was appointed by Governor Scott McCallum on March 25. He was elected by the citizens of MIlwaukee County on November 5, 2002. As Sheriff, he is the highest ranking constitutional officer in Milwaukee County.