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Sheriff Clarke Jumps the Gun on DHS Appointment Announcement

Sheriff Clarke Jumps the Gun on DHS Appointment Announcement


Wednesday, Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke announced he’d be leaving his post for a gig at the Department of Homeland Security.

From WISN:

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said he is leaving the Sheriff’s Office to become deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

“It’s going to be a huge learning curve for me. I’m going to get in there and figure out the landscape; learn the people. I’ll be developing who I have interplay with. And then figure out, after I talk with Secretary Kelly, figure out a strategy to create this better liaison between the Department of Homeland Security and our state and local partners.”

Clarke made the announcement Wednesday afternoon on Vicki McKenna’s show on 1130 WISN radio.

But when contacted, DHS said:

“The position mentioned is a secretarial appointment. Such senior positions are announced by the Department when made official by the secretary. No such announcement with regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made,” a spokeswoman said.

Looks like Sheriff Clarke may have gotten a little ahead of himself or the official announcement protocol:

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Walker Evans | May 18, 2017 at 12:33 am

So make the announcement already. Sheriff Clarke is a fine choice for that position!