Welcome to the
Dane County Sheriff's Office Website

Sheriff Dave Mahoney
Dane County Sheriff
David J. Mahoney

On behalf of myself and the almost 600 dedicated men and women of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to welcome you to our official website.

The Sheriff’s Office is the largest law enforcement organization in Dane County, and the fourth largest in the State of Wisconsin. We continue to make strides toward becoming the most professional, efficient, and cost effective agency employing progressive solutions to the ever-changing challenges facing our communities.

Madison is the county seat and Wisconsin’s vibrant Capital City. It is home to the University of Wisconsin, Madison Area Technical College, and Edgewood College. As well, Dane County is renowned for its beautiful scenery, boasting a total of five area lakes and over 200 parks providing an abundance of year-round outdoor activities.

Dane County also offers our citizens, and visitors alike, the "small town charm" found in many of our surrounding cities, villages, and towns. Each has its own distinctive offerings such as Middleton – the "Good Neighbor City," or Verona – "Hometown USA," or Waunakee – "The only Waunakee in the world," all of which contribute to Dane County as a great "Community" to live, work, and raise our families.

I am very proud to be your Sheriff, and do not take my service to you for granted. I invite you to visit our website often for changes within your Sheriff’s Office.

Serving our citizens with Pride,      Dave Signature