Sheriff Kurt Picknell
Sheriff Kurt Picknell has 32 years of law enforcement experience and has served at every rank prior to becoming Sheriff, along with specialty teams and assignments. Sheriff Picknell has received the department Employee of the Year Award, Meritorious Service Award and Life Saving Award. Sheriff Picknell's education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Public Administration, Northwestern University - School of Police Staff and Command, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy and the National Sheriffs' Institute.
Sheriff Picknell is currently serving on the State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) and is an instructor at the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College. Kurt was previously a State Board of Directors member for Special Olympics Wisconsin and received the 2019 State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Torch Run Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Award. Sheriff Picknell serves on the Executive Board for the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and is a member of the Walworth County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CJCC).
Kurt is the Past President of the FBI National Academy Associates Wisconsin Chapter, Past President of the Elkhorn Area High School Scholarship Foundation, and previously served as a volunteer fire fighter for the Elkhorn Area Fire Department.
Undersheriff Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams is the Undersheriff for Walworth County Sheriff's Office. He began his career with the Sheriff's Office in 1990 as a Patrol Deputy before being promoted to Training and Planning Sergeant, Lieutenant/Emergency Management Director, and Captain of Communications. Other positions he has held include SWAT member, Use of Force Instructor and Field Training Officer. Williams has over 34 years of experience in law enforcement.
Williams is a retired firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. He is a retired fire chief from a combination fire department. Williams has 29 years of experience in fire service and emergency medical service.
Williams has an Associate Degree from Kaplan College in Criminal Justice, Bachelors Degree of Applied Studies from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.