My law enforcement career of over 39 years began in 1983, working as a Reserve Officer with the City of Hayward Police Department until I became a full-time Patrol Officer in 1991. During my career with the City of Hayward Police Department, in addition to my daily patrol and investigative duties, I taught the D.A.R.E. program to fifth grade students for ten years in the Hayward School District.
In 2014, I became Chief of Police of the Town of Hayward Police Department. As Chief my responsibilities included managing the department’s annual budget, which I kept under budget every year. I was responsible for department staffing needs to ensure that state laws and local ordinances were enforced in the town. I also served as the Coordinator of the Sawyer County Highway Safety Commission.
In 2017, I was appointed by Governor Walker to fill the remainder of the term of retiring Sheriff Mark Kelsey. As your Sheriff, I have the responsibility of managing a large annual budget, administrating the jail with 100 inmates, and serving the court. I am responsible for overseeing the Sheriff’s Patrol Division, Investigations Division, Jail Division and Records Division; leading over 60 Sheriff’s Office staff members.