Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.

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Gender MALE
Industry Law Enforcement or Security
Occupation Milwaukee County Sheriff
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Introduction Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a career, law enforcement professional, having served 24 years with the Milwaukee Police Department before being appointed Milwaukee County Sheriff by Governor Scott McCallum in March 2002. In November 2002, Clarke was elected to a four-year term as sheriff, earning 64% of the votes cast. In November 2006, Sheriff Clarke was elected to his second consecutive four-year term, increasing his margin of victory to 73%. Clarke joined the Milwaukee Police Department in 1978 at the age of 21, and acquired a broad range of experience. In eleven years as a Patrol Officer, he received meritorious citations for felony arrests. He was promoted to Detective in 1989 and was selected for the Milwaukee Police Department's specialized Homicide Division. Three years later, Clarke was promoted to Lieutenant of Detectives. In 1996, he was promoted to the Milwaukee Police Department command staff as Captain of Police, and soon became Commander of the department's First District. In 1999, Clarke became Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Division of the Milwaukee Police Department.