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Sheriff David Clarke leaving Milwaukee for Homeland Security position

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is leaving his position in Wisconsin for a position within the Department of Homeland Security.

Sheriff Clarke's press secretary confirmed the switch to CBS 58. According to the press secretary, Sheriff Clarke has been named assistant secretary of Homeland Security with the office of Partnership and Engagement.

It was exactly year ago on May 17, 2016 on the CBS 58 News at 4:00 PM that Sheriff Clarke said he was interested in a position within Homeland Security. 

Clarke starts his new role in about a month in the middle of June. He still has to submit a notice of resignation to Governor Scott Walker who will then appoint a replacement.

Sheriff Clarke is currently in Washington DC for law enforcement week. His press secretary says he, "Is very excited about this position and it is what he's been hoping for, for a very long time."

The Department of Homeland Security sent out a tweet saying, "no announcement with regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made."

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