Sheriff David Clarke is the sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. He has been elected three times to that office as a Democrat, but does not officially belong to any party. He has been in law enforcement since 1978, as a patrol officer, detective, lieutenant, Captain of Police for the Milwaukee Police Department, and Commanding Officer for the MPD’s Intelligence Division, before becoming Sheriff. He has demonstrated the ability to cut government spending while being more effective with less money. He has made it his mission to “defend the American police officer” against the onslaught of political attacks. He insists that “the rule of law is the hallmark of our constitutional republic,” and he is a strong defender of American citizens’ Second Amendment rights because police cannot always be there to protect everyone at every moment.