Paid for By: Citizens to Elect Ryan Waldschmidt Sheriff 

Sara Waldschmidt, Treasurer 

20 Years of Dedicated Service to the

Citizens of Fond du Lac County

2016-Present

Captain of Operations

  • Currently serves as third in command of the Sheriff's Office

  • Responsible for administrative oversight of approximately 65 employees in the law enforcement division consisting of patrol, detective bureau, civil process, and deputy reserves

  • Operational oversight of major incidents, strategic planning, ensuring department training needs are met, developing budgets, and overseeing expenditures

  • Other duties include media relations, managing the recruitment and hiring process, evaluating employee performance, and developing and reviewing policies

2014 - 2016

Assistant Jail Administrator &

Juvenile Detention Superintendent

  • Assist the jail administrator in operational oversight of the jail division to ensure the health, safety and security of those within the facility

  • Responsible for over 70 employees including Huber/work release supervisor, jail sergeants, correctional deputies, kitchen staff, and 90 volunteers

  • Duties include collaboration with the state jail inspector to ensure code compliance, response and oversight of jail emergencies, strategic planning, scheduling, review of employee performance and evaluations, training, budgeting, policy review, and other assignments 

 

  • Administrative oversight of the Juvenile Secure Detention facility, which is governed by a different set of state statues and codes

  • Interaction with other counties regarding placement of non-Fond du Lac County juveniles 

  • Collaborate with the school district to ensure the child's educational needs are met while they are in custody

2012 - 2014

Patrol Lieutenant

  • Provide administrative level management of two sergeants and ten patrol deputies as commander of the 3rd shift

  • Coordinate and evaluate the effective delivery of law enforcement services provided by the shift

  • Duties include oversight of investigations, making recommendations for employee promotions and special team assignments, and evaluating and conducting performance assessments of sergeants and patrol deputies

  • Responsible for training, scheduling, policy review, determining equipment needs, and other administrative assignments as necessary

2005 - 2012

Patrol Sergeant

  • Provide first-line supervision of ten patrol deputies on both 2nd and 3rd shift

  • Responsible for the review and guidance of investigations, management of major incidents, ensuring adequate staffing for the shift, evaluating performance of patrol deputies, identifying equipment and training needs, and generating press releases

2000 - 2005

Patrol Deputy

  • Provide law enforcement services on both 2nd and 3rd shifts 

  • Responsibilities include responding to emergencies and calls for service, incident investigation, collection and preservation of evidence, report writing, traffic enforcement, fire and medical assistance, and special assignments as determined by shift supervisor

2000

Correctional Deputy

  • Ensure the safety and security of the jail facility and provide for the needs of the inmates

  • Duties include process bookings, capture fingerprints and mugshots, conduct inspections and searches, complete reports, monitor inmate movement, distribute meals, administer medications, and enforce facility rules

1998 - 2003

Deputy Reserve

  • Provide law enforcement services at both public and private events throughout the county

  • Examples include the Fond du Lac County Fair, Waupun Truck-N-Show, fireman's picnics, activities at the fairgrounds, and other events throughout the county

1998 - 2000

Brandon - Fairwater Police Officer

  • Part-time law enforcement services to the villages of Brandon and Fairwater

1996 - 2000

Fond du Lac City Police Auxiliary 

  • Part of a specialized volunteer unit with the Fond du Lac Police Department providing a police presence at community events such as Walleye Weekend, company and church picnics, parades, and other special events

1994 - 1996

Fond du Lac City Police Explorer

  • Assist the Fond du Lac Police Department at various community activities including parades, Walleye Weekend, and other public events 

  • Receive hands-on training in areas such as handcuffing, crime scene investigations, proper evidence handling, traffic control, proper radio communication, and conducting traffic stops

  • Program allows teenagers the opportunity to explore law enforcement as a possible career choice

At the age of 16, I joined the Explorer Post and volunteered hundreds of hours at events in the Fond du Lac area.    As my experience and knowledge grew, I was able to ride along with police officers on duty and learn firsthand what a career in law enforcement and public service was all about.