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David Clarke      

Former American Law Enforcement Official

David Alexander Clarke Jr. is a former American law enforcement official who was the Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin from 2002 to 2017.

In 2002, Clarke was appointed sheriff by Governor Scott McCallum, and later elected that same year to his first four-year term. He was re-elected in November 2006, 2010, and 2014.He resigned as sheriff in August 2017.

Clarke frequently appears as a guest on Fox News and was a speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention. As well, Clarke is the Senior Policy Advisor at America First Policy/PAC.

Clarke received a B.A. in Management of Criminal Justice from Concordia University Wisconsin's School of Adult and Continuing Education.In 2013, Clarke received a master's degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). As well, he graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy and the National Executive Institute in Quantico, Virginia.

Speech Topics


The Sheriff analyzes the preparedness of law enforcement in political protests and riots, and the impact of criminal justice reform in an era that has seen the rise of domestic political extremism.


What is the balance between protecting the public and ensuring Constitutional rights? Clarke explores homeland security issues by analyzing the nation’s border security, dissecting criminal investigations, defending Second Amendment rights, and empowering local communities.


Have liberal policies undermined urban communities instead of helping them? Mr. Clarke discusses how decades of failed Democratic policies on public education, the justice system, and welfare have robbed black communities from economic opportunity, undermined the rule of law, and enabled families dependent on government handouts.


How does the left’s hypersensitivity and weaponization of identity politics impact American civil discourse? Urban and black communities continue to vote for Democrats, but have Democratic policies actually helped those communities? And are inner-city communities racially manipulated into voting for the same failed politicians and policies?


Sheriff David Clarke resigns. What's his next job? - The Washington ...

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., a vocal supporter of President Trump's law-and-order platform who faced repeated allegations that inmates were ...

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke resigns | Fox News

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, one of the highest-profile members of law enforcement to emerge as a vocal supporter of President Trump, resigned ...

Former Sheriff David Clarke must revise thesis or risk losing degree ...

(CNN) Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke must revise his master's thesis or risk losing his degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate ...

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