The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office seeks to professionally and efficiently provide a secure environment and to foster positive relationships within the community.

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Sheriff Ron CramerSheriff Ron Cramer
Ron Cramer was elected in 1996 as the 47th Sheriff of Eau Claire County. Sheriff Cramer started as a Deputy Sheriff For Eau Claire County in 1975 and has continued to serve as a Reserve Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Jailer, Civil Process Serve, and a Detective. In 1990 he served as an Investigator for the 6-County West Central Drug Task Force and in 1991 became supervisor of the Task Force. After winning election as Sheriff in 1996 he then became the Project Director of the West Central Drug Task Force. In 1999 Sheriff Cramer was selected to attend and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sheriff Cramer has served on many committees during his term as Sheriff and has recently completed his term as President of the Badger State Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Cramer stated, “It is both an honor and privilege to serve as Sheriff of Eau Claire County. We continue to analyze and assess the changing trends in law enforcement and give the citizens of Eau Claire County quality and professional service."


Captain BrettingenJoel Brettingen, Undersheriff and Captain of Field Services, began his law enforcement career with the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office in 1991.  During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office he has served as a Correctional Officer, Patrol Deputy, Senior Range Officer, Use of Force Instructor, Professional Communications Instructor, Sergeant, SWAT Team Leader, and Captain.   In 2017 he was appointed as Undersheriff and assumed the duties as Field Services Captain with responsibilities for the Patrol, Detective, and West Central Drug Task Force.  He continues to serve on many committees for Evidence Based Decision Making efforts in our justice system.  Captain Brettingen is a lifelong resident of Eau Claire graduating from Memorial High School in 1987.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1991 majoring in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command in 2008.  Captain Brettingen is committed to serving the residents of Eau Claire County with professional, ethical, and innovative law enforcement services.