Press Release: Gov. Evers Appoints Travis Maze as Jefferson County Sheriff

Office of Governor Tony Evers
Gov. Evers Appoints Travis Maze as Jefferson County Sheriff
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today appointed Travis Maze as Jefferson County Sheriff. The appointment fills a vacancy created by Sheriff Paul Milbrath’s retirement, effective August 8, 2024. Maze will complete the remainder of the unexpired term that ends January 2027.

“With more than two decades of experience demonstrating his commitment to public service and connection to the local community, Travis Maze brings the necessary qualifications and experience to serve the people of Jefferson County as their new sheriff,” said Gov. Evers.

Maze has been with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for over 25 years. After graduating from Waukesha County Technical College with an associate degree in police science, he joined the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer in 1998. The next year, he joined the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, where he climbed the ranks from jail deputy, patrol deputy, detective, and patrol sergeant to patrol captain, a position he has held for the past four years. As patrol captain, he is responsible for the patrol and communication divisions, which consist of 50 personnel, and helps set the department’s budget, schedules, policies, and procedures. Maze has also completed numerous additional law enforcement training and leadership certifications.

“I am very pleased with Gov. Evers’ selection of Captain Travis Maze to finish my term as sheriff,” said retiring Jefferson County Sheriff Milbrath. “These are challenging times for law enforcement, and Captain Maze has both the skillset and the knowledge to take on these challenges and lead the agency into the future. It is a comfort to me knowing the agency that I have led for 22 years and worked at for over 43 years is in such capable hands.”

Maze lives in Jefferson with his family. In his role with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, he has extensive experience working with stakeholders in county government, including supporting crisis intervention training with the Jefferson County Human Services Department and helping to upgrade the county’s communication system. He also served for three years on the Jefferson School Board.

“I am so honored and excited to have been chosen by Governor Evers to fill the Jefferson County Sheriff vacancy upon the retirement of Sheriff Paul Milbrath,” said Maze. “In my 25 years of service with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Milbrath has trusted me in several different leadership roles. I appreciate his confidence in supporting me in the position of Sheriff.”

A photo of Maze is available here.
An online version of this release is available here.