Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. will leave office next month to accept a federal appointment as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
He will work in the department’s Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement and governments.
“I’m looking forward to joining that team,” Clarke said Wednesday on Vicki McKenna’s radio talk show WISN-AM (1130).
Clarke campaigned around the country for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump last year and has defended the first-term Republican president against critics in the early months of his administration.
The fourth-term sheriff will start the job in June.