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How do I apply for a job with the Sheriff's Office?
All matters regarding employment with the Sheriff's Office are handled by the Walworth County Human Resources Department.
You may contact them directly at:

Walworth County Human Resources Department
Government Center
P.O. Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI  53121
(262) 741-

            All Walworth County Job Openings are posted on their web site.  
            To See Current Openings, Click Here.


Corrections Section

Can inmates have visitors?

SPECIAL NOTICE:  Effective Wednesday, February 3, 2016, face to face visitation will end and video visitation will be implemented. 

Registration for visits must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the actual visit.  New Visitation times and rules are now available on the visitation website

Please be patient as we start this new process that will allow more available visitation time and the ability to visit from offsite locations.  Regular Visits will only be available via video, but the two visits per week from the jail lobby will be free of charges.  Visits from the jail lobby will be Monday – Friday and visits from offsite locations via the internet will be available all 7 days a week.  Hours available for visits are listed on the website link.

Visitors must be 18 years of age.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Proper photo ID must be shown.  Inmates are allowed 2 visits during the week and 1 visit on the weekend, for a total of 3 visits per week.

What are the Huber instructions?

You are required to serve a term of confinement in the Walworth County Huber Dorm/Work Release Center commencing on (date) at 8:00 A.M. or before.  To schedule an early report date you must contact (262) 741-4580 and ask to speak to a Huber Sergeant.  YOU MUST REPORT ON TIME AND HAVE A .00% BLOOD ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LEVEL. 

Please allow 2-3 hours for processing time once you arrive at the facility.  You will be orientated as to the rules and regulations of the Walworth County Huber Dorm/Work Release Center.  You will be allowed to go to work upon completion of your orientation.  While on active Huber Law, you must turn over all earnings to the Sheriff of Walworth County pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 303.08(3).  From those wages, board and financial obligations will be deducted and the balance of those wages deposited in a personal account.  An amount necessary for personal expenses will be returned to you on a scheduled basis. Your board amount has been set by Walworth County under Ordinance No.139; it is the policy of the Walworth County Huber Dorm/Work Release Center to collect this fee one week in advance. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE HUBER DORM YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THE AMOUNT OF $151.00. IF YOU ARE SELF-EMPLOYED YOU MUST BRING $320.00 when turning yourself in. If you have any questions regarding your confinement please contact Huber Control at 262-741-4580. 

If you are self-employed you must bring verification of that status. Tax returns from previous years, Tax ID numbers, and business cards should be brought with you on your report-in day. The only personal items that you are allowed to bring with you are the clothes necessary for work.

If you are currently taking any prescription medications, a written order on prescription paper from you primary physician along with the medication is required at the time of booking. If you have more than one primary physician (i.e., family doctor, psychiatrist, specialist, etc.) each separate order must be supplied with a phone number and diagnosis for the accompanying medication. There are three medication passes per day.

You are further advised that if you fail to report to jail after (date) you may be charged with the crime of “Failure to Report to Jail” contrary to s.946.425 Wis. Stats. This is a misdemeanor if your sentence is less than 10 days; however, if your sentence is ten days or longer, it is a felony.

What is Electronic Monitoring?

Electronic Monitoring minimum requirements:

1. Sentenced to Huber
2. Must be Walworth County resident
3. Must have a working landline phone - no VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) phone lines
4. Must submit EM (Electronic Monitoring) application 
Pass an EM background check
6. Must be able to report to EM office when directed

All applications will be reviewed on a first come - first served basis.  Eligible inmates will be released at a time determined by the Electronic Monitoring staff.  Electronic Monitoring inmates will be billed $17.00 per day.  They will be required to submit to alcohol breath tests and random UAs.  Those on Electronic Monitoring are subject to random house checks by Walworth County deputies or law enforcement.  All EM applicants that are court ordered to install ignition interlock devices must provide proof that such device has been installed.

Placement on EM is at the discretion of the EM staff.  EM is considered a housing assignment where all Jail, Huber and EM rules apply.  Any violations may result in the loss of the EM privileges/program and the inmate will be returned to in-custody housing and subject to disciplinary action.

Can inmates receive mail?
Yes, mail can be sent in care of the inmate to:

        Walworth County Jail
        Inmates Name/ID Number
        1770 County Road NN
        Elkhorn, WI  53121

Any newspapers, magazines, or catalogs must be sent to the same address directly from the publisher.  No packages and/or 2nd, 3rd, or 4th class mail is accepted.  For example:  book clubs, cd/tape clubs.

Can inmates receive books?
Yes, books received directly from the publisher or pre-approved booksellers will be accepted for delivery to inmates.

How do Jail incarcerated inmates receive money?
PLEASE NOTEEffective January 1, 2012, family and friends of inmates housed at the Walworth County Jail/Huber will be able to deposit cash money into inmate commissary accounts utilizing the new Cash Acceptor located in the lobby of the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.  Click here for more info.

The Cobra Cashier fees are posted in County Ordinance 695-11/11. 

There will also be options available for deposits on-line and over the phone using or 1-888-277-2535.  There are fees for those deposits as well.

Do inmates have television available to them?
Yes, provided they conduct themselves properly and are not unruly.  

Are religious services available?
Yes, services are conducted live each Sunday and broadcast throughout the facility on closed circuit television.  In addition, clergy may visit inmates during Professional Visit times.

Do inmates have access to any type of educational programs?
Yes, a G.E.D. program is offered in the facility through Gateway Technical College.  A certified instructor is on staff and meets with inmates that qualify for the program.
There are also AA, AODA, and Alternatives to Violence programs available for inmates.

How do I become a Correctional Officer?
All matters regarding employment with the Sheriff's Office are handled by the Walworth County Human Resources Department.
You may contact them directly at:

Walworth County Human Resources Department - Government Center
P.O. Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI  53121
(262) 741-7950

            All Walworth County Job Openings are posted on their web site.  
            Click here to go to their site.

What training is involved in becoming a Correctional Officer?
Once hired, new officers receive a 14-week CTO (Correctional Training Officer) Program before being assigned to a shift and allowed to work independently.  During the first year, each officer must become state certified which requires 160 hours of state mandated schooling/training.  Annually, all Correctional Officers must accrue 24 hours of in-service training to keep current in new standards and procedures.

What hours do Correctional Officers work?
Officers are assigned to 8 hour shifts.  There are 3 shifts each day.
1st shift is 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
2nd shift is 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
3rd shift is 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
The schedule rotates.  An officer works 2 weeks of 5 days on & 2 days off.
The 3rd week, the schedule is for 6 days on & 3 days off.

What is Direct Supervision?
One Correctional Officer works in a housing unit supervising the daily activities of about 48 inmates.  The officers are in direct contact with the inmates at all times.

What is the inmate capacity at the jail?
The jail (including the Huber/work release facility and the jail itself) has a capacity of 512 beds.  The facility houses both male and female inmates in separate housing units, under Direct Supervision. 

Records Section

I had a minor accident (no property damage other than my own vehicle) or I struck a deer yesterday.  Now my insurance company needs a report of some sort.  What do I do?
You may pick up a blank report from the Sheriff's Office or any Police Department and follow the directions for filling it out.  Then you must file it with the State of Wisconsin.

I had an accident and the Sheriff's Office was there.  How do I get a copy of their Accident Report?
You may pick up a copy of the report in person at the Sheriff's Office or it can be mailed or faxed to you.  There is a processing fee of $3.00.  Please allow 4 days for the report to be completed.  If you are planning to come to pick up a report in person, you may want to call ahead to ensure that the report is complete.

Click on the following links to obtain these forms:

Open Records Request Form

Request for Photographs Form

How do I get fingerprinted?

Following are the hours set for fingerprinting members of the public.  If you are unable to make these times, please call 262-741-4540 and ask for a Jail Supervisor to make other arrangements.  Please note you must bring your own fingerprint cards to the Sheriff's Office.  You may obtain the cards from the agency requiring the fingerprints.

Monday and Friday        9 AM to 11 AM

Saturday and Sunday    8 AM to 11 AM

Detective Bureau

How to I get information from CCAP?

CCAP - Consolidated Court Automation Programs

Click on the following link to access CCAP which is another resource for Walworth County court records.


What do I do if I receive a worthless check?

Click on the following links for information and forms that need to be completed and returned to the Sheriff's Office.

Worthless Checks Cover Letter

Procedures on Insufficient or Closed Account Checks

Bad Check Information Sheet

Crime Victim Information Brochure

Crime Victim Restitution Request

What should I do if I am the victim of identity theft?

Fill out the required forms below in the Identity Theft Information Packet prior to contacting the Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau to make your initial complaint.  Also have any supporting documents available, such as bank statements, credit card bills, phone bills, etc.

Identity Theft Information Packet

Crime Victim Information Brochure

Crime Victim Restitution Request

How do I report an anonymous tip? To submit a tip via e-mail to Walworth County Crime Stoppers, click here or to submit a tip via text, click here and follow the directions under For Citizens "Text-a-Tip", or via a phone call to 262-723-2677.

Range Training Facility

Who can use the Sheriff's Office shooting range?

The Sheriff's Office Range Training Facility is located on Hodges Road in Lafayette Township.  It is a county-owned facility and as such is regulated by policy.  This facility is not open for public use and exists to train law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.  In addition, the range is also used by the DNR and the NRA to provide educational courses.  The Elkhorn Pistol Club also uses the facility and membership in this club is required.  Trespassing is strictly enforced and violators will be fined and/or arrested.  Please contact the Sheriff's Office at 262-741-4680 with any further questions.





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