Sheriff Grady Hartman has announced his bid for sheriff in the November general election. Sheriff Hartman has served as the current Oneida County Sheriff since January, 2013 when he was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker.
Sheriff Hartman has been in law enforcement for 20 years and has served the people of Oneida County for 15 years. He began as a road deputy in 1999 and in 2006 was promoted to sergeant. He also served on the special response team and in 2007 was made SRT team leader. Sheriff Hartman has previously served on the Rhinelander school district school board and was a supervisor on the Crescent Town Board.
“I strongly believe in serving the community that my family and I live in” Hartman said.
During his time as Sheriff, Hartman has worked towards his goal of maximizing resources while keeping the community safe. He has consolidated the Emergency Management Department with the Sheriff’s Office and is focusing resources on the growing methamphetamine and heroin problems in the community. School safety continues to be a high priority for Sheriff Hartman and the office has partnered with the Rhinelander School District to open a satellite office at the Cassian-Woodboro school.
Sheriff Hartman will be attending town meetings throughout the county in the upcoming months and has started a Facebook page.