Waukesha County

Waukesha County Jail Implements New Precautions in Response to COVID-19

Update - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) March 20, 2020


As the events surrounding COVID-19 continue, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office along with the Waukesha County Jail are continuously monitoring and following the CDC’s recommendations.


The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office is providing our first responders with personal protective equipment (PPE), this includes gloves, P100 masks, hand sanitizers and disinfectant spray.


During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office continues to handle calls for service without interruptions.


Unfortunately at this time effect immediately, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office has temporarily suspended the following activities, courtesy preliminary breath tests (PBT’s) for court services and Wisconsin Community Services, citizen ride-alongs, community appearances and presentations, citizens academy, coffee with a cop, CCW classes and Eddie the Eagle Gun Safe Program. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office will inform the public when the following programs are going to resume. The Waukesha Sheriff’s Office appreciates the public’s understanding during this time.   

Original News Release: March 13, 2020

In light of the recent events surrounding COVID-19, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office along with the Waukesha County Jail are implementing added precautions within our facilities in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19. At this time the Sheriff’s Office has had no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Sheriff’s Office or County Jail.


The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office understands the seriousness of COVID-19, we strongly encourage our staff and the public to continue with normal health precautions to include; washing their hands, utilizing disinfectant wipes in communal areas, applying hand sanitizer and using personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves and masks for those who are ill. If you have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, we are strongly advising individuals/employees to stay home to limit the spread of the virus. The Sheriff’s Office and Jail staff are currently equipped with PPE.  


The Waukesha County Jail, with the assistance from Wellpath, the medical provider, has added pre-screenings for COVID-19, added more hand sanitizer stations, and will avoid any unnecessary movement of inmates within the confines of the jail. We will continue monitoring the state and federal guidelines.


The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office remains in constant contact with the County Executive’s Office and Department of Public Health as information continues to develop.

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