Grady Hartman has served in Oneida County Law Enforcement for nearly two decades. He was hired as an Oneida County Deputy in August of 1999. In 2006, he was promoted to Sergeant. During this time he served as patrol sergeant and court sergeant. He also served as Special Response Team leader (SWAT) for seven years, is the current Director for the North Central Regional Drug Enforcement Task Force for seven counties, and was elected District representative for the Badger State Sheriff’s Association. In December of 2012, Grady Hartman was appointed by Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker to the position of Oneida County Sheriff. He was successfully re-elected by Oneida County residents in 2014.
Sheriff Hartman’s Accomplishments In Oneida County
Secured a contract with the State Department of Corrections to house state inmates in the Oneida County Jail. This year’s gross revenue will likely exceed $1.75 million, resulting in a net return of $1.2-$1.4 million to Oneida County while providing a 12%-14% overall budget decrease.
Started a program to improve monitoring of local sex offenders. Oneida County now has deputies tracking registered sex offenders to make certain that they aren’t slipping through the cracks.
Brought Project Lifesaver to Oneida County. This project provides a tracker to families that have a “wanderer” such as an autistic child or an adult with Alzheimer’s. Deputies are able to quickly locate these individuals when they wander away from their parent or caregiver.
Asked by the State to be 1 of 5 Counties that will be a pilot County for Frequent Sobriety Testing. This program will require repeat OWI offenders to be tested daily by Oneida County Deputies.
Merged the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office with the Emergency Management Department.
Added an additional deputy to the drug unit to combat heroin and methamphetamine dealing and abuse.
Added a GED program at the jail. Several inmates have successfully started the program and many have graduated.
Added an inmate worker program.
Brought resources to the department that were used to solve a 36-year-old murder case.
- Served on the Crescent Town Board from April 2009 to January 2013
- Served as a Rhinelander School Board member from January 2012 to January 2013
- Past President of the Rhinelander Wrestling Club