Meet Team Dane

Meet Deputy Scott Herrem

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In November 2001, I joined the Sheriff's Office as a Sheriff's Aide. In that position, I was able to observe the tasks of the deputies and decided I wanted to join up. I was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in the fall of 2003. I am currently assigned Support Services where I'm assigned as a Support Enforcement Deputy.   I work to locate and apprehend offenders who have failed to pay child support.   I also work a few days per week in a relief spot in the Family Court Commissioner Center, providing security.

I also work as a recruiter for the Sheriff's Office, which has afforded me the opportunity to travel throughout the Upper Mid West.

I enjoy representing the Sheriff's Office in local events such as "Juneteenth" and "Africa Fest." On a personal note, I have made an effort to increase my fitness to become healthier and to be a better deputy. Since December 2007,   I have lost 88 pounds, and I intend to lose 20 more.

Deputy Scott Herrem

Meet Deputy Michelle Vinney

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I've been with DCSO for nearly four years. I'm a "late bloomer" to this career. After 9/11, I returned to college majoring in C.J.- inspired to follow my lifelong dream of being in law enforcement. I have an extremely supportive family, encouraging me every step of the way.

What attracted me to Dane County was the variety of assignments available both long and short-term. I am a part of the following: a Recruiter, on the Special Events Team, a Jail Training Officer, a Mentor to applicants going through the hiring process, on 3rd shift Task Force, a Background Investigator, Jail Diversion and now a contract deputy with the Village of Black Earth.  These assignments, as well as future ones, will aid me in my long-term goal of becoming a Detective.

I am married with four sons. Two of our sons are in college with C.J. majors; our other two sons are in high school. I enjoy spending as much time with my family as possible: camping, family game nights, and attending sporting events.     

I also enjoy reading, police patch trading, traveling and having neighborhood get-togethers.

Michelle