Dane County Sheriff's Deputy Fired after Delivering Contraband to Jail Inmate

A probationary deputy working for the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and assigned to the jail has been terminated, after it was discovered she delivered contraband to an inmate. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office have referred felony charges for five counts of bringing contraband to an inmate to the Dane County District Attorney’s Office on Deputy Victoria Long, according to a release from the Sheriff.

The internal investigation began on Saturday, July 9, after supervisors were alerted to a potentially inappropriate relationship between the deputy and an inmate. Detectives were able to confirm the relationship between Long and a 27-year-old male inmate. The contraband she delivered did not include drugs or weapons. 

Deputy Long was swiftly terminated on Monday, July 11. Long had been with the Sheriff’s Office for less than one year.

“The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has a Code of Conduct by which our staff is guided as they perform their duties and responsibilities. They are further guided by our core values of integrity, respect, professional excellence, courage, leadership and knowledge. Former Deputy Long not only betrayed these values by her conduct, she betrayed the public’s trust,” said Sheriff David Mahoney.

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