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Lisa Handrow Retires from Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

In a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Paul Milbrath has announced the retirement of Sergeant Lisa Handrow. She has served in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for 27 years. She was first hired in April of 1995 as a part-time deputy in the jail division. Immediately after being hired, she attended the Law Enforcement Academy at Waukesha County Technical College. After successful completion of the academy, she was transferred to a full-time deputy position in June of 1995. In 1999, she took the additional responsibility of being a Jail Field Training Officer, where she helped train and mentor newly hired deputies. She was eventually promoted to Jail Sergeant in September of 2001.


During her time in the Sheriff’s Office, Handrow arranged classes for inmates that included guest speakers aimed to assist them with developing skills they could use after they were released. Another program she coordinated was the Christmas Storybook Program, so children of those who were incarcerated could receive a video message of their parent reading them a story, in addition to a copy of the book they were reading.


Handrow oversaw the Restorative Art Project, where inmates were encouraged to give back to the community through projects. Some of these projects included the Community Garden, making signs and posters for the Jefferson County Fair Park, and making crosses for the Veterans office.


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