- Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Dave Gerber
Sheriff Gerber has over 27 years of law enforcement experience and served in many positions within our agency, including Patrol Deputy, Detective, Lieutenant, Captain of Support Services, Captain of the Patrol Division, and most recently, Undersheriff. Sheriff Gerber has served on many specialty teams, including SWAT Team, Dive Team, Honor Guard, Bike Patrol, Background Investigations, and Field Training Officer. Sheriff Gerber served as the Chair of the Walworth County Traffic Safety Commission and administered the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Team, Fugitive Task Force, Gang Unit, Motor Carrier Enforcement,
Boat Patrol, Town Liaison Program, Sex Offender Registry Unit, and many other specialty teams. Sheriff Gerber has received numerous awards throughout his career, including meritorious service with valor.
Sheriff Gerber holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) Command Institute, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sheriff Gerber is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice as a Unified Tactics Instructor and served as an instructor at Gateway Technical College for many years, where he instructed both in-service and police academy courses. He is a past State Director for the Special Olympics State Torch Run Council and recipient of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Torch Run Dale Brunner Hall of Fame award. Sheriff Gerber is also a past Director for the Wisconsin Field Training Officers Association and has also participated as one of the Wisconsin Riders for the Police Unity Tour.
Undersheriff Tom Hausner
Undersheriff Hausner is a former United States Marine Corps Sergeant and has over 40 years of law enforcement experience. Tom worked for the Sheriff’s Officer for 28 years, retiring in 2013. During his time at the Sheriff’s Office Tom was an evidence technician, field training officer, active shooter instructor, firearms instructor, Honor Guard Commander. He was promoted to Patrol Shift Sergeant and Court Security Supervisor. He was also a SWAT Team member and SWAT Commander for 12 years. Tom received numerous awards while at the Sheriff’s Office including meritorious service with valor. Tom was the State of Wisconsin and National Director of the Field Training Officers Association. Tom was an adjunct instructor at the Homeland Security Training Institute.
Tom was the Commander (Chief) of the Geneva Lake Police Department from 2005 until December 2022.
Tom was a Village Board member for the Village of Walworth, WI serving as Emergency Management Coordinator.
While in the Marines, Tom graduated from the Basis Leadership class, Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Academy and the Basic Officers School – Non Residency course.
Tom is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 177th Session, International Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Development Course, and Wisconsin State Patrol First line supervisor, middle management and advanced management courses.
Attention Patch Collectors!
The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office receives many requests for our embroidered emblems. Unfortunately, we cannot honor requests to send out patches for free.
We will honor requests for patches at a cost of $5.00 per patch to cover the cost of the patch and handling expenses. Please send a money order for $5.00 with a self-addressed stamped envelope (no personal checks).
Send requests to:
Walworth County Sheriff’s Office
Patch Order - Attn: Marnie
PO Box 1004
Elkhorn WI 53121