David Clarke, the controversial sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, said Wednesday he has accepted a position at the Department of Homeland Security.
Clarke made the announcement during a Wisconsin radio interview on Wednesday afternoon. He said he will be an assistant secretary at DHS’ Office of Partnership and Engagement, which coordinates outreach to state, local and tribal officials and law enforcement. The position does not require Senate confirmation.
Clarke acknowledged that he’ll face a “steep learning curve” at DHS, but he said his experience as a sheriff will help him act as a liaison with local, tribal and state officials. Read more at POLITICO.