Sheriff Jeff Rickaby

Since taking office in 1989:

  • Reduced property tax burden by earning more than $2 million dollars in revenue by holding inmates from other jurisdictions
  • Written $424,000 in State and Federal grants for Florence County
  • Developed 24 hour Police, Fire and Rescue dispatching and 911 services
  • Developed a strong working relationship with our schools
  • Coordinated $56,000 grant for the Hillcrest school entrepreneur center
  • County-wide 911 services
  • County-wide GPS based wireless 911 with intergral air photo mapping
  • Managed the design and construction of the public safety building

Volunteer for:

  • Florence County Rescue Squad – EMT-Aurora Rescue squad.
  • NWTC Board of Directors
  • Fundraiser for the Caring House domestic violence shelter
  • Florence County Fair volunteer


  • Eagle Scout
  • Serving in public safety role since 1977
  • Certified in Police Operations and Administration from UW-Oshkosh 1984
  • Advanced certification from Northwestern University in 1986
  • Appointed Florence County Sheriff in 1989
  • Graduate of the National Institute of Corrections Jail Administration Program in 2000
  • Graduate of the FBI Executive Development Program in 2002
  • Graduate of UW-Madison Problem Oriented Policing services in 2007
  • Serving on the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Board of Directors as the Florence County representative since 2007
  • UW-Madison Certified Public Manager Program in 2014

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