Nannette Hegerty 2003 - 2007
Nannette H. Hegerty was sworn in as Milwaukee's 17th Chief of Police on November 18, 2003 and took office the following day.
Chief Hegerty joined the Milwaukee Police Department in 1976 and attained the rank of Captain of Police. She served the Department in various assignments including patrol, criminal investigations, vice related investigations, and sensitive crimes. Chief Hegerty has commanded the Juvenile Division, the Fifth Police District, the Sensitive Crimes Division, and served as the Deputy Director of the Training Bureau.
In April 1994, President William Clinton appointed Chief Hegerty to the position of United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Under her leadership, the Eastern District of Wisconsin was awarded the 2001 "District of the Year" award by the United States Marshals Service.
Chief Hegerty earned a Master of Science Degree in Management, and she brings to the Department a strong commitment to professionalism and leadership. Chief Hegerty has made it her personal goal, and the mission of the Milwaukee Police Department, to provide efficient and effective police service to the citizens of the City of Milwaukee. In the tradition of community policing, Chief Hegerty seeks to work with Department members and members of the community to improve neighborhoods by reducing crime and maintaining a safe environment in the City of Milwaukee.