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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Welcome to the Dane County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Barrett

On behalf of the more than 600 men and women that I represent as Sheriff, I would like to welcome you to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office official website.  The Sheriff’s Office is the largest peace officer agency in Dane County, and continually strives to build trust by implementing a variety of initiatives focused on strengthening community relationships, reducing recidivism, and implementing innovative jail diversionary programs.  Our leadership philosophy emphasizes character and competence to earn the trust of the community in our intentions, directions, and influence.  The brave men and women of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office work daily to maintain the highest standards of professionalism, accountability, and community service. 

As the fourth largest Sheriff’s Office in the State of Wisconsin, we have the pleasure to serve over 565,000 residents in a county that covers 1,200 square miles.  Dane County has more than 60 cities, villages, and towns that provide the amenities of a Capital City as well as the comforts of a cozy small-town experience.  Madison is the largest city in Dane County and is home to several world-class higher education institutions; the University of Wisconsin, Madison College and Edgewood College.

Dane County is home to over 200 parks, hiking trails, biking trails, rivers, five area lakes and breathtakingly beautiful countrysides.  All of which contribute to Dane County being a great community in which to live, work and raise our families. 

It is an honor to serve as your Sheriff and I look forward to serving all of our residents and visitors with the highest level of humanity, dignity, and respect.  I encourage you to visit our website daily to keep up with community engagement opportunities, news, and noteworthy topics.

Kalvin Barrett