Hello, I’m Sheriff Kurt Picknell. Pictured with me
is Undersheriff Kevin Williams (right). Although the position and
authority of the Sheriff extends from ancient origins, the office of
Sheriff is created by the Wisconsin Constitution. The specific
duties of the Sheriff are also set forth by State Statute and
The citizens of Walworth County are proud of the
complex professional law enforcement and public safety services
provided on a
daily basis. The dedication, training and cooperation are
common place. These
duties occur 24 hours per day 7 days a week requiring the dedication
found within this website.
The natural resources available in Walworth
County make it a desired area to live. Many tourists or
seasonal guests ultimately become full-time residents of the county.
This development increases the demand for many services including
law enforcement. We embrace the challenge to maintain the
quality of life that we enjoy. As Sheriff, my duties of
providing professional law enforcement and public
safety services directly impacts this desired area to live or visit.
If you see something,
say something. I encourage you to remind your
family, friends, audiences and colleagues about the "See Something,
Say Something" resource WiWATCH at
I further encourage you to view this
Announcement "A Dose of Reality" regarding preventing
prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin.
Continual self improvement and organizational
improvement will be my theme. The Sheriff's
Office celebrates 177 years of service and I am honored to be your
Feel free to call our department or email us.