Welcome to the website of the Racine County Sheriff's Office.
We hope you will find the information you are looking for within these pages. Our agency remains dedicated to providing the core services that help maintain public safety, peace, and order in Racine County. We remain committed to utilizing our resources in the most efficient and responsible manner possible. Our citizens expect these things, and deserve them. It is our great privilege to deliver these services to them.
- Jul 21
YORKVILLE - The Sheriff's Office wants the motoring public to be aware that there is a long term road closure of Sth 45 in the area of Cth C. This is a full closure with the exception of access to residences and businesses within the closed area. The Sheriff's Office has received numerous complaints from the construction company as their employees are unable to complete their tasks due to the amount of traffic and will, therefore, be strictly enforcing the closure. Any vehicles traveling through the closed portions of Cth C/Spring St. and/or Sth 45/S. Colony Ave. without cause to be there, will be cited. On northbound Sth 45, the road is closed at Union Grove High School. Southbound on Sth 45, the closure is just south of 52nd Road. Westbound Cth C is closed approximately 3/10 of a mile east of the intersection with Sth 45. Eastbound Cth C is closed approximately 3/10 of a mile west of the intersection with Sth 45. Detour routes that should be utilized are Sth 11, Sth 75, Sth 20 and 67th Drive. In the interest of keeping the construction workers safe and your driving record clear, please use the detours!
- Jul 18
Members of the Racine County Dive Team who have been assisting with the flood in Burlington
- Jul 13
********************** MEDIA RELEASE********************* Due to the heavy rains received overnight in Racine County, the Sheriff’s Office has closed several roads because of unsafe and/or impassable. There will be signage and/or a Sheriff’s deputy at these locations to deter traffic to an alternate route. Many other roads and highways throughout the county have standing water and motorists are asked to be extremely cautious in those areas. There may be more roads closed throughout the day if the rain continues. The roads currently closed are: Town of Dover - State Highway 20/Washington Ave is closed east bound at State Highway 75/ N. Beaumont Ave - Vandenboom Road is closed from State Highway 11/Durand Ave to the Racine County Line Town of Burlington - Highway J/ English Settlement Ave is closed between Highway 11 and Mt. Tom Road/312th Ave Town of Yorkville - Highway 11/Durand Ave is closed between 59th Dr. and 67th Dr. (east of union Grove) Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling
- Jul 13
MEDIA RELEASE July 11, 2017 On July 11th, 2017 Racine County Sheriff’s Office, along with members of the Milwaukee Police Department’s Mounted Unit continue to search for Lynn M Rickard -age 59. Today's search is part of the continuing effort to search for Lynn M. Rickard who went missing during the early morning hours on 6/25/17. It is believed that Rickard is suffering from a mental illness and medical issues. Today’s search is a continued effort by the Racine Sheriff’s Office to try and locate Lynn Rickard by using available resources, such as the Mounted Unit. Sheriff Christopher Schmaling states, “The Racine County Sheriff's office has utilized every resource available and continues to seek closure for the Rickard family.” Sheriff Christopher Schmaling