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Kurt Pierce

Kurt Pierce
Lieutenant, Field Services Division
Dane County Sheriff's Office

115 West Doty Street
Madison, WI 53703

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Kurt Pierce started his law enforcement career in 1987 as a Special Warden with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. From October 1989 until April 1990 Lt. Pierce was a part-time Police Officer for the City of Evansville. He was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff with The Dane County Sheriff’s Office in April 1990. As a deputy, he was assigned to the Dane County Jail where he was a Jail Training Officer and a Booking Deputy. In 1994 he was assigned to Field Services (patrol) where he was a Field Training Officer, a Crash Investigator and a Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor. In 1999 Kurt was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned as an operations sergeant in the Dane County Jail and a patrol sergeant in Field Services. In 2004 Kurt was promoted to Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, he has worked as the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Officer in Charge, The Deputy Jail Administrator and is currently assigned as the Investigative Services Lieutenant. Kurt graduated in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point with a B.S degree. In 2006 he graduated from the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville.

What is it really like to be a Deputy Sheriff? How is it different from what we see on TV? Like any profession, being a law enforcement officer has many advantages and disadvantages. Find out the ups and downs of a career that has taken one person from probationary deputy to Detective Lieutenant. (Running Time 24:07)