Administrative Services Division Commander - Captain Justin Miller
Captain Justin Miller was hired as a Deputy Sheriff by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in October of 2002. Captain Miller was born and raised in Kenosha, attending Bradford High School. After High School Captain Miller served five (5) years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Captain Miller attended Arizona State University and Carthage College where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice.
In his early career he was assigned to the Operations Division, working as a Patrol Officer. During those early years he had the opportunity to work on all three patrol shifts as well as being assigned to patrol duties in the Village of Paddock Lake, Kenosha County’s first contract policing program. He also worked in the Conveyance Unit, Community Relations and the Civil Process Unit. In addition, Captain Miller received extensive training at the FBI Hazardous Device School in Huntsville, Alabama and served as a Bomb Technician on the Kenosha County Bomb Squad for seven (7) years. Captain Miller also served on the Hostage Negotiations Unit from 2007 to 2014 as a negotiator and served as the commander of the unit from 2014-2016. Other training includes, Post Blast Investigations, Field Training Officer, Accident Investigations, Crisis Intervention Team member, Interview and Interrogations, as well as a graduate of Leadership in Police Organizations in 2015 and BSSA Ethical Leadership Course.
Captain Miller was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011 where he spent a year on Third Shift Patrol and two years in Conveyance.
In 2014 Captain Miller was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. At the rank of Lieutenant he was assigned to Second Shift Patrol as the shift commander. During this time Captain Miller was assigned to the New World Project which is a records and jail management software. Captain Miller was a key member of the team that is implementing the new software for Kenosha County.
Captain Miller was promoted to the rank of Captain in August of 2016 at the age of 40 making him the youngest member of the Sheriff’s Department to attain the rank of Captain.
Captain Miller is the supervisor of the following administrative staff:
Lieutenant of Administration – Daniel Ruth
Lieutenant Ruth oversees policy review and implementation within the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department for both sworn and detention staff and ensures KSD policies adhere to both State and Federal laws. Lieutenant Ruth also conducts and manages internal affairs investigations for the department. Lieutenant Ruth supervises the three administrative Sergeants as well as our KSD recruitment officer.
Sergeant of Media/Community Relations – David Wright
Sergeant Wright is the department Public information officer (PIO) responsible for creating and enabling communication between the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and both the news media and the general public. He also is responsible for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Sergeant Wright supervises the Westosha Central High School and Wilmot High School Resource Officers, the DARE program, and Deputy Friendly. He can be reached via email or by calling (262) 605-5133.
*PLEASE NOTE: The Public Relations Office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm CST. The Office is closed on weekends/holidays unless there is a matter of public safety or critical incident. Routine media inquiries received on weekends/holidays will be answered on the next business day.
Sergeant of Training – Christopher Hannah
Sergeant Hannah is primarily responsible for the training of all departmental personnel, and the documentation of that training. He is the Supervisor in charge of the Field Training Program for newly hired Deputy Sheriff trainees. You may email Sgt. Hannah.
Sergeant of Support Services – Michael Pittsley
Sergeant Pittsley coordinates the equipment needs of each shift and provides assistance with resolving technology systems issues. Sergeant Easter researches equipment and sources services, products and materials with various vendors to supply specialized law enforcement equipment, e.g. vehicles, radios, cameras, and uniforms. He coordinates with vendors for the installation, outfitting, and support of these services, products, and materials. You may email Sgt. Pittsley.