the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
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. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office
is organized into four bureaus: Administration; Detention: Patrol Services; Special Operations; and, Emergency Management. The Administration Bureau contains: Community Relations, Fiscal Affairs, Internal
Affairs Division and Open Records
Detention Bureau contains: Cashiers, Inmate Programs, Jail Records and Visiting. The
Police Services Bureau contains: Airport Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Drug Enforcement, Explosive Ordnance Disposal,
Patrol Division and Special Weapons and Tactics Division. Special Weapons and
Tactics (S.W.A.T.) deputies are assigned to regular duties throughout the Sheriff's Office and respond when needed. S.W.A.T.
operations are divided into five specialized areas – a Command Post, Tactical Teams, Hostage Negotiators, K-9 Officer
and Equipment Specialists.
The Special Operations
Bureau of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office contains the Central Records and Process Division, Communications Division,
Courts Division, Department of Transportation Liaison and the Training Division. The Emergency Management Bureau primarily
disseminates information and conducts planning and training.