Vernel Stepter III, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) | Memphis Police Department
Perspective... Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas
His soft, welcoming demeanor belies the power and influence that he commands as the highest authority of law enforcement and protection for Milwaukee County’s 952,085 residents. Milwaukee County Sheriff, Earnell Lucas is the 65th person and the third African-American to hold this position.
Raised in Hillside Housing Projects, educated in Milwaukee Public Schools, he is an alumnus of Rufus King High School and Marquette University where he earned a degree in Criminology and Law Studies. He refined the value of his expertise with degrees from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, and Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command.