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With a proud history of over 175 years of service, the Dane County Sheriff's Office is looking for communication-oriented individuals of diverse backgrounds to join our team. We are a community-based Law Enforcement agency of over 450 sworn staff and over 120 non-sworn staff.



The Dane County Sheriff's Office has pledged to increase recruitment, retention and the promotion of women in policing. The 30×30 Initiative is a coalition of police leaders, researchers, and professional organizations who have joined together to advance the representation and experiences of women in all ranks of policing across the United States. Our ultimate goal is to increase the representation of women in police recruit classes to at least 30% by 2030, and to ensure police policies and culture intentionally support the success of qualified women officers throughout their careers. With our already 22% sworn women officers, we have no doubt that we will supersede our goal. Join our team to make this happen and help us properly represent the community we serve! For more information on the 30×30 Initiative, visit

30x30 Women

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Interested in joining the Dane County Sheriff's Office?

Text "JoinDCSO" to (608) 315-4788 to learn more today!

In addition to specialized teams, there are also excellent opportunities for promotion and training, ensuring you get everything you want out of your career with the Sheriff's Office.


Questions? Contact a recruiter, learn more about our culture, or view our hiring process FAQ page.