Richard Schmidt is the acting Milwaukee County Sheriff.
Prior to becoming acting Sheriff he was a senior commander in the Milwaukee County Sheriff‘s Department.
Official biography from Milwaukee County website…
Inspector Schmidt was appointed to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office on June 6, 1986. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1996, Captain in January of 2002, Deputy Inspector in January of 2003, Inspector of Detention in February 2006, and Inspector, Senior Commander in 2010 by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.
Inspector Schmidt has led the Police Services Bureau, which included Expressway Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Airport Security. In 2004, he was put in charge of the Detention Services Bureau. This included oversight of the medical, clerical, correctional officers, and sworn staff assigned to the Milwaukee County Jail, On January 1, 2009, the House of Correction in Franklin, the electronic inmate monitoring, and the Huber community access program all came under the authority of the Sheriff. The associated facilities and programs were then placed in the Detention Bureau. In addition, the Detention Bureau was expanded to include the Courts Services Division, which provides bailiffs for the Milwaukee County Court House, the Criminal Justice Facility, the Safety Building and the courts located at the Children’s Detention Center in Wauwatosa. In August of 2010, Inspector Schmidt was promoted by Sheriff Clarke as the Senior Commander of the Agency, and placed in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office.
Inspector Schmidt has a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Masters Degree in Administration, both from Hyles-Anderson Crown Point, IN, and earned a doctorate from Northland International University. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Executive Management Program, the National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence program, the F.B.I. National Academy and has attended Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government for the classes Driving Government Performance, Senior Executives in State & Local Governments and Mastering Negotiations. Inspector Schmidt has participated in the American Correctional Association, the American Jail Association, the F.B.I. National Academy, the National Institute of Corrections – Large Jail Network Trainings, and the Wisconsin Jail Association. He has been involved through the Sheriff’s Office with volunteer efforts with the Special Olympics, Shop with a Cop, the Johnetta Borum Christmas party for underprivileged children, the National Education Association’s Read Across America, and the Salvation Army.
Content referencing Richard Schmidt
"I am proud to have the backing of all six sheriffs, both Democrats and Republicans alike, in the First Congressional District."Sep 19th, 2018 by Bryan Steil
We believe that women and children’s lives and safety are of utmost importance.Jul 30th, 2018 by Women’s March WI
"My experiences and qualifications far exceed those of my opponent."Jul 27th, 2018 by Earnell Lucas
"Schmidt’s false attacks are indicative of a desperate campaign going negative," Garren Randolph, campaign manager for Lucas for Milwaukee said.Jul 24th, 2018 by Earnell Lucas
Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) Presents Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt
Sheriff Richard Schmidt is the former senior commander of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, who took over when previous Sheriff, David A. Clarke Jr., resigned in August, 2017.May 29th, 2018 by Independent Business Association of Wisconsin
All too often, many of my constituents feel as if they cannot even go about their day due to rampant reckless driving in our community.Sep 17th, 2017 by Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
I would like to publicly acknowledge the fine efforts of Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt and his deputies for their heightened enforcement to crack down on reckless speeding and driving on our highwaysSep 15th, 2017 by Ald. Mark Borkowski
Long Lines, Poor Communications System Decrease Jail Morale, Make Conditions DangerousMar 6th, 2014 by Ald. Khalif Rainey