Denita Ball officially assumed leadership of the Milwaukee County (WI) Sheriff's Office at midnight Monday, following the departure of Earnell Lucas at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Ball officially became the acting sheriff while Lucas has moved into the private sector, accepting a position as vice president of security for Wisconsin at Fiserv. The rest of her leadership team is expected to be appointed and announced in the coming days, CBS58 reports.
Ball is the “acting” sheriff right now, but she is running unopposed in the Nov. 8 general election. That makes her the presumptive next sheriff to be sworn into a full four-year term in early January.