Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt
Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt began his career with Dodge County as a Patrol Deputy for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office from May, 2004 through March, 2012. He was then promoted to Sergeant and supervised all three patrol shifts. On January 5, 2015 he took office as Dodge County Sheriff and currently holds that office. He has prior experience totaling 18 years in law enforcement.
Sheriff Schmidt is a graduate of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton with an Associate’s Degree in Police Science and has also attended college courses at UW-Fond du Lac and Moraine Park Technical College in Beaver Dam. In 2017 he returned to Fox Valley Technical College as an adjunct instructor for the Law Enforcement Academy.
He began his career in law enforcement as a police officer at the Village of Winneconne Police Department in September, 2000. He has also worked as a police officer for the Town of Winneconne Police Department and the Horicon Police Department. He was a deputy for the Fond du Lac County and Green County Sheriff’s Offices.
Sheriff Schmidt is a nationally certified Drug Recognition Expert, an Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Instructor and a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Instructor. Sheriff Schmidt is a strong advocate for proactive law enforcement and community oriented policing.