If you’re looking for compromise, you’ve come to the wrong place.

I say what I mean, and I mean what I say.

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"David was a rock star! His presentation was phenomenal. The line for his book signing stretched across the hotel’s lobby. We sold every copy of his book that we had. David was cordial and friendly with our sponsors and attendees. He signed every last book and took pictures with everyone who asked. We couldn’t have asked for anything better than what he delivered." - Freedom Summit Chicago 2018
JUN / 10 / 2019

Clueless In Chicago

Most violence in the American ghetto involves blacks killing other blacks. This is complicated for liberals and Democrats.

Another summer in the City of Chicago starts with a bang. No pun intended as 52 people were shot, 10 fatally in street violence. On Memorial Day it was 30 shot with five killed. That’s right. You read that correctly: 82  people shot leaving 15 dead—not in the first five months of the year—not in the last 30 days— not even in the previous week! Two weekends is all it took. 

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Cops Are the Good Guys

David Clarke | Apr 16, 2018

Are cops perfect? Of course not. And no one should expect them to be. But every single day, under the most difficult conditions, the police protect us from the bad guys. In other words, they do their job and they do it well. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke makes it very clear: cops are not the problem.


“We must look at what prompted the shootings in the first place”

Unfortunately, cops have backed away from the risks associated with aggressive policing out of fear that they’ll be part of the next sensationalized national news story.


“It’s time to build the wall.”

Illegal aliens should be detained pending their deportation hearing, and should not be allowed to leech off of hard-won American rights.


“Education has always been then vehicle to upward mobility in the United States.”

We’ve become a very, very secular society and that is not how this country was started. God has been marginalized, God has been pushed out of public square.


Leaving The Most Vulnerable Defenseless

“Local law enforcement executives have fallen for this social engineering garbage…”

We are now paying the price for not having won this warped culture change, one that is playing out in mass shootings.


“The problem isn’t a lack of social activist indoctrination. It’s a lack of education.”

Kaepernick isn’t helping his community. He is financing the continuation of cultural dysfunction that leads to the cultural rot permeating urban centers, such as men who father multiple children outside of marriage.


America's Sheriff - David A. Clarke

Born and raised in the City of Milwaukee, I played on the championship varsity basketball team at Marquette University High School. I went on to earn a degree in Criminal Justice Management from Concordia University Wisconsin, graduating summa cum laude. As part of my ongoing educational studies, I also graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy and the National Executive Institute in Quantico, Virginia.

My journey of service began with the Milwaukee Police Department in 1978, where I helped protect the city for 11 years as a patrol officer on the streets. After promotion to Detective in 1989, I was assigned to the Homicide Division, investigating close to 100 homicides a year as part of a team and making arrests in over 80% of cases.

My leadership was recognized again in 1992, with a promotion to Lieutenant of Detectives, and in 1996, when I was promoted to the rank of Captain of Police, with assignments as Commander of the Crimes Against Property Division, the department’s First District (downtown), and the Intelligence Division.

In 2002, I won my first election as Sheriff with re-elections in 2006, 2010 and 2014 before vacating the position.

Like me, most people question why the Office of Sheriff is a partisan election. I have never asked a person to vote for me because I run as a Democrat. I ask them to vote for me based on my 35-year commitment to keeping citizens safe. Most voters get it when it comes to public safety. There is no Democrat or Republican way to be a sheriff. The enemy is not the opposing party; the enemy is the criminal.

The line between security and privacy is as thin as it is sharp. Early in 2013, I received an M.A. in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, completing my thesis on domestic intelligence operations and protecting privacy and civil liberties. The co-existence of freedom and safety may be the greatest challenge any leader will face, yet the balance is attainable. As an elected officer and student of the constitution, I’ve devoted my entire life to finding and implementing this balance.


My greatest achievement is: Being named Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association, Sheriff Of The Year for 2013 by my colleagues.

My favorite book is: My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir. The book spans the life of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from childhood in the Deep South being raised by his grandfather to his nomination as the second black justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court

My favorite TV show is: South Park, love its political incorrectness.

My favorite movie is: War Horse

My favorite childhood memory is: Going with my dad to watch him skydive

The person I most admire is: My Dad, David A. Clarke Sr.

Three words people use to describe me are: Confident, Consistent, Straightforward

The worst job I had as a teenager: I was raised to believe that no job is bad

The food I like best is: Italian especially cream sauce dishes

My favorite hobby is: Reading for knowledge

My goals for the year are: To be better at what I do today than I was yesterday…continually pursuing excellence

My favorite music group is: Country singer George Strait

My pet: Two of them, my Rottweiler Zoo-kess and my horse Ranger.

My favorite vacation place: Ixtapa, Mexico


2002 Appointed Milwaukee Sheriff by Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum

2003 Concordia University Wisconsin, Alumnus of the Year Award

2004 Completed Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

2004 Executive Development Program of the National Sheriff’s Institute participant

2005 Completed Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

2005 Nominated to the FBI’s 28th Annual National Executive Institute

2009 Studied with Police Chief William Bratton and L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca

2009 Americanism Award from the Milwaukee County War Memorial Veterans Board of Directors, in “appreciation for his version of law and order.”

2011 Fulfilled a law enforcement executive training mission sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation

2013 Sheriff of the Year Award from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association for, “Demonstrating true leadership and courage…staying true to his oath, true to his badge, and true to the people he has promised to serve and protect.”

2013 The High Noon Award, presented by Gun Owners of America

2014 Elected Milwaukee County Sheriff for the fourth time.

2017 Authored first book “Cop Under Fire: Moving beyond hashtags of race, crime & politics for a better America”