Governor Scott Walker has named a new Oneida County Sheriff.
In an announcement yesterday Gov. Walker appointed Grady Hartman to the position. The Patrol Sergeant will fill out the term of former Sheriff Jeff Hoffman who retired late last year after 38 years of service.
Walker cited Hartman’s “experience with local government operations, budget creation, and personnel relations” which he said will benefit the office immensely. He added, “Mr. Hartman’s close ties to the community will only enhance his leadership abilities.”
Hartman said on being named, “I am excited and humbled at this opportunity to serve the citizens of Oneida County as their next Sheriff.”
Hartman was the youngest officer promoted to sergeant when he reached that level in 1999. Prior to that he served as a patrol officer for 5 years. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from UW River Falls. Hartman also serves as supervisor in the Town of Crescent and is a member of the Rhinelander School Board.