Senator Agard Welcomes New Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett
MADISON – Today, Kalvin Barrett was sworn in as the new Dane County Sheriff, the first Black man to serve in this role. In a ceremony at the Dane County Courthouse, Sheriff Barrett officially assumed his responsibilities and spoke of his priorities for the role and the department.
Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement on Sheriff Barrett:
“Sheriff Barrett spoke about many things that matter to the 16th Senate District, including: creating a department that values diversity, building trust within communities, keeping the jail population low through evidence based-programs and jail-diversion programs, as well as creating opportunities for community engagement. Sheriff Barrett spoke of repairing fractured relationships and building upon relationships already formed.
“Sheriff Barrett will continue to be a progressive voice in our law enforcement community as former Sheriff Mahoney did. I wish Sheriff Barrett the best of luck in this new role and look forward to his continued leadership across Dane County.”