(Juneau) Sheriff Dale Schmidt announced Wednesday that he is seeking a second term in office. He says it has been a great honor and privilege to serve as sheriff and he has a true passion for a career in law enforcement. Schmidt says if re-elected he would continue to focus on addressing the drug problem and finding options for treatment by working closely with the District Attorney, Health and Human Services and organizations like PAVE and Stop Heroin Now. He also touted his fiscal responsibility with tax dollars and says he returned around $1.5 million to the general fund over three years as sheriff. Schmidt told us on WBEV’s Community Comment Wednesday that he still has a lot of work to do.
The Beaver Dam-native was raised in Waupun and is married with two children. He went to high school at Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac and then attended UW – Fond du Lac before graduating from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton with an Associate Degree in Police Science in 2001. Schmidt began his career in law enforcement in September of 2000 with the Village of Winneconne Police Department. In 2003, he was hired as a patrol deputy for the Green County Sheriff’s Department. One year later, he joined the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. Schmidt also spent one term on the Waupun City Council, where he served as council president. He is a certified Drug Recognition Expert and an instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement. Schmidt says he is passionate about making Dodge County a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit.