Sheriff David W. Zoerner
Sheriff David Zoerner was elected in November 2022, taking office officially on Jan. 2, 2023.
He joined the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy Sheriff on May 11, 1999, and served in various roles including Department Armorer and as member of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Criminal Highway Interdiction Unit and the Sheriff's Department Honor Guard.
Zoerner was promoted to sergeant on Dec. 18, 2021, and held several assignments in the Patrol and Conveyance divisions, including Handgun and Rifle Instructor, Taser Instructor and Drone Operator. As a sergeant, Zoerner also attended the FBI-LEEDA Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute.
Additional biographical information about Sheriff Zoerner will be added soon.
Chief Deputy Justin Miller
Chief Deputy Justin Miller was hired as a Deputy Sheriff by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in October 2002. Born and raised in Kenosha, after graduating from Bradford High School Chief Deputy Miller served five years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He later attended Arizona State University and Carthage College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
In his early career, he was assigned to the Operations Division, working as a Patrol Officer. During those early years, he had the opportunity to work on all three patrol shifts as well as being assigned to patrol duties in the Village of Paddock Lake, Kenosha County’s first contract policing program. He also worked in the Conveyance Unit, Community Relations, and the Civil Process Unit. In addition, Chief Deputy Miller received extensive training at the FBI Hazardous Device School in Huntsville, Alabama, and served as a Bomb Technician on the Kenosha County Bomb Squad for seven years. Chief Deputy Miller also served on the Hostage Negotiations Unit from 2007 to 2014 as a negotiator and served as the commander of the unit from 2014-2016.
Chief Deputy Miller was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011, where he spent a year on Third Shift Patrol and two years in Conveyance.
In 2014, Chief Deputy Miller was again promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. At that rank, he was assigned to Second Shift Patrol as the shift commander. During this time, Chief Deputy Miller was assigned to the New World Project, which is a records and jail management software system. Chief Deputy Miller was a key member of the team that is implementing the new software for Kenosha County.
Chief Deputy Miller was promoted to the rank of Captain in August of 2016 at the age of 40, making him the youngest member of the Sheriff’s Department to attain the rank of Captain.
On Dec. 6, 2022, Chief Deputy Miller was promoted for the fourth time to the rank of Chief Deputy, where he serves as second in command of the entire Kenosha Sheriff’s Department and is charged with administrating daily operations.