I’m a lieutenant with the Milwaukee Police Department and I am running to be the next sheriff of Milwaukee County.
We need to have a professional law enforcement official that focuses on public safety, not politics.
The incumbent unfortunately has failed as a law enforcement officer, a steward of public dollars and a community role model.
We need a sheriff who is focused on countywide law enforcement issues. In addition to the ongoing task of managing the jail the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office provides courtroom security, community safety in parks and other public places, and executes our highway patrol. There are also a number of responsibilities that used to fall to the sheriff but have been lost in recent years.
The sheriff must play a productive role in witness protection, coordination of a smart, effective drug-interdiction strategy, and promotion of public policy that enhances smart policing.
Most importantly, as an elected official, the sheriff should conduct himself with the utmost dignity, and help facilitate cooperation between our urban and suburban law enforcement partners. And the sheriff should respect deputies, treating them as partners, not adversaries.
The incumbent has engaged in theatrics and grandstanding, chasing headlines and putting his own needs over the needs of the citizens he swore to protect. He’s bullied his officers. And he’s pushed an extreme political agenda instead of prioritizing public safety, alienating most Milwaukee County residents.
We need new leadership in the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. We need a smarter approach to today’s challenges. We need a new sheriff in Milwaukee County, and as concerned citizens I hope you will join with me in making Milwaukee County safer.
I hope to earn your support on August 12, 2014. Thank you.
Lt. Chris Moews
Candidate for Sheriff