For more information, please contact:
Joette Richards, (262)894-2224
[email protected]

MILWAUKEE – Richard Schmidt will be the featured speaker at a Newsmaker Luncheon, hosted jointly by the Milwaukee Press Club and, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Schmidt, who was hired as a sheriff’s deputy in 1986, has been Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff since September 2017.

Schmidt has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Administration, both from Hyles-Anderson College, an independent Baptist college Crown Point, Indiana, and he earned a doctorate in ministry from Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Executive Management Program, the National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence program, and the F.B.I. National Academy.

After beginning on patrol, Schmidt went on to lead the department’s Police Services Bureau and the Detention Services Bureau, and in 2010 was promoted to senior commander of the agency, a position that made him responsible for day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s office.

Schmidt will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St. The event is open to the public.

The media panel:
Melinda Davenport, WISN 12 News
Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Michael Spaulding, Newsradio 620 WTMJ
The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin. joins the press club for this luncheon as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

Press club Newsmaker Luncheons are held to shed light on issues of the day. The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at [email protected] with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon Series. Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party! MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House.

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