Jackson County Wisconsin Sheriff's Office

Jackson County Wisconsin Sheriff's Office This is the official page of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. The page is not monitored 24/7. If you have an emergency call 911.
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We’re glad you found Jackson County Sheriff's Office page. We welcome you and look forward to your comments and contributions. We want this site to be enjoyable, informative and accessible to all ages. The privacy and integrity of all who visit here are important to us. We ask that each participant here adhere to the following rules. 1.Any posts violating the Facebook Content Code of Conduct such as inappropriate language or images, will be removed. 2.We will remove any posts that are libelous, damagingly misrepresent or are simply attacking in nature. 3.We reserve the right to remove any post at any time, for any reason. 4.We appreciate positive feedback about our employees. If, however, we let you down in some way, please respect the privacy of any individuals or groups involved and contact us directly to discuss your experience rather than posting it here. You can reach us through e-mail at [email protected] or 715-284-9009. 5.This page is not the proper forum to include any personal data such as account numbers, phone numbers or other information. Please contact us directly to discuss specific details on your account. We want to protect your privacy and will remove any posts determined by us to contain private or confidential information. 6.Our Jackson County Sheriff's Office Page is designed to communicate information to our community and share information about events, programs and services. We also hope to involve our citizens in conversations on various topics. Participation is encouraged. However, this page is not a place to advertise products, companies and services of third parties not related to or approved by Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Mission: The mission of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is to communicate and work with the community to maintain a safe environment, prevent crime and enforce laws.

05/08/2020
05/07/2020
05/01/2020
Chief Deputy Mark Moan's final sign off.

We are honored to announce that after 42 years of law enforcement service, our Chief Deputy Mark Moan retired today. Enjoy your retirement, Chief. We've got it from here.

Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office
04/30/2020

Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office

Teamwork!

Please be advised that these two prisoners escaped from Columbia Correctional Institution this morning. Both were incarc...
04/16/2020

Please be advised that these two prisoners escaped from Columbia Correctional Institution this morning. Both were incarcerated for violent crimes.

James R. Newman is thought to have ties to the Black River Falls area, and he was previously charged in Jackson County for escape, kidnapping, and theft.

Unfortunately not much information is available at this time, but we wanted our community to be aware, and as always, vigilant. If you see either of these individuals DO NOT attempt to approach them, but call 911 immediately.

UPDATE - BOTH INMATES THAT ESCAPED ARE IN CUSTODY. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED LATER.

Additional information as of 7:20 pm on April 16th: This afternoon there was a single report from a citizen that stated they saw two people running through a field near a wooded area off of the interstate around County Road K. Numerous law enforcement officers responded to the area and a massive and thorough search was conducted. No evidence or indication of anyone in this area was found.

Deputies from Dane and Sauk County Sheriff’s Offices along with Lodi PD, State Patrol, DNR, and the U.S. Marshals assisted the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in this search. We utilized drones, an airplane, canine units, and thermal imagery units during this search.

The two escaped inmates remain at large and are considered dangerous. Although they have not been located there is information that these two escaped prisoners have traveled out of the immediate area.  As this is a fluid investigation, we take threats to our community seriously and will investigate those credible leads.

The investigation continues and we will alert the public if any additional information comes to our attention. 

Additional update: These individuals are considered dangerous. Anyone that has information regarding the whereabouts of these escaped suspects should immediately call law enforcement.

The immediate public around Portage is no longer in danger. We believe the suspects have traveled outside of Columbia County. The two inmates below are the two that are confirmed missing. Thank you to all the citizens that called and assisted.***

Report of inmate escape at Columbia Correctional Facility (CCI) please lock your doors, and stay home. See anyone suspicious call 911. This is an ongoing investigation. Both white males, James Robert Newman age 37 and Thomas E Deering age 46.

Some individuals are feeling very isolated and lonely right now. There is a lot of uncertainty in the world which can be...
04/06/2020

Some individuals are feeling very isolated and lonely right now. There is a lot of uncertainty in the world which can be difficult to deal with. If you think you or someone you know could benefit from receiving a once-weekly phone call to simply visit and check in, please contact Jackson County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers.

The Jackson County Department of Health & Human Services has advised us that Interfaith Voluntary Caregivers has expanded their services to help people during this difficult time. There is no specific criteria that individuals need to meet to be a part of this program. You may request services for yourself or someone you know by calling (715) 284-7058. You will have the opportunity to leave a voicemail with the information and someone from their organization will follow up.

We thank the Jackson County Interfaith Caregivers for providing this service to the community during a time when it is needed more than ever!

A big THANK YOU to a generous community member who donated some of her extra bottles of hand sanitizer to our agency! Al...
03/25/2020

A big THANK YOU to a generous community member who donated some of her extra bottles of hand sanitizer to our agency! All the stores are sold out, so we were running low just like everyone else. In this community, we look out for each other. 💙 Thank you for helping protect our deputies.
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Please see the attached media release for our response to Governor Evers' Safer at Home order, effective as of 8 AM toda...
03/25/2020

Please see the attached media release for our response to Governor Evers' Safer at Home order, effective as of 8 AM today, March 25th. More information is available by following the links below.

Safer at Home FAQs Link:
https://evers.wi.gov/Documents/COVID19/Safer%20at%20Home%20FAQ%203.24.20.pdf

EMO12-SaferatHome Link:
https://evers.wi.gov/Documents/COVID19/EMO12-SaferAtHome.pdf

On March 23rd at 4:18pm, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a large group of kids gathered in t...
03/24/2020

On March 23rd at 4:18pm, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a large group of kids gathered in the parking lot of the Lincoln Junior/Senior High School in the Village of Alma Center, Jackson County, WI.

When our deputy arrived on scene, he discovered several vehicles in the lot, parked in a semi-circle exactly six feet apart. There was a large Jenga game in the center, and the kids were taking turns going up one at a time to play. There were also large quantities of hand sanitizer on site, being used as recommended.

This year’s high school seniors are facing a particular set of disappointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re missing out on their last year of high school sports, school events, and possibly even a traditional graduation ceremony.

Our deputy came to the conclusion that due to the precautions being taken and the open-air setting, based on the Governor's order in place at the time, the kids were “practicing safe social distancing.” No arrests were made and no citations were issued.

This is just an example of what can happen, but not nearly the worst case scenario. We are so thankful that all of the l...
03/20/2020

This is just an example of what can happen, but not nearly the worst case scenario. We are so thankful that all of the law enforcement officers on scene were unharmed, but this could have ended much differently. Wisconsin law requires that drivers move over or yield to emergency vehicles on the roadway. Please be vigilant and do your part to ensure that all of our first responders clear their scenes safely and go home to their families every night.

LA CROSSE COUNTY – On March 19, 2020, at approximately 6:00 PM, a trooper with the Wisconsin State Patrol Tomah Post and a deputy with the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash on I-90 eastbound near mile marker 20 (near the La Crosse/Monroe County lines).

A deputy was blocking the left lane with his squad car next to the trooper, with emergency lights activated to protect the scene of the crash. Another La Crosse County deputy was parked some distance behind the first deputy and trooper to give advanced warning to approaching traffic.

After passing the advanced warning deputy with lights activated, traffic was slowing/stopped ahead. The semi-driver was unable to stop in time, changed into the left lane and rear-ended the first deputy's squad.

Fortunately, the deputy was not in his squad at the time of the crash. No injuries were reported.

A Wisconsin State Patrol Motor Carrier Inspector responded to the scene to conduct a post-crash inspection of the semi-unit and driver. The initial crash and secondary crash remain under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Please see below for additional information regarding temporary procedural changes to help minimize the risk of our staf...
03/17/2020

Please see below for additional information regarding temporary procedural changes to help minimize the risk of our staff contracting COVID-19. Please continue to do your part to help control the spread of this virus by continuing to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and staying home as much as possible.

For 25 years Jackson County has celebrated Women In History. Each year nominations are submitted for Women In History by...
03/11/2020

For 25 years Jackson County has celebrated Women In History. Each year nominations are submitted for Women In History by January 31. A selection committee reads and selects 5 Women to be awarded the designation of “Jackson County Woman In History” Over 100 women from Jackson County have been awarded this designation. Yesterday this year’s Women In History were celebrated for 2020. The program is hosted by Interfaith, Black River Memorial Partners, ADRC of Jackson County, and the Sheriff’s Office.
Congratulations to our 2020 Women In History recipients Lori Johnson, Lorraine Leffingwell, Bonnie Harmes, Audrey Wathen and Pat McGowan

Photo:
Front Row: Lori Johnson and Lorraine Leffingwell
Back Row: Sheriff Waldera, Bonnie Harmes, Audrey Wathen, Pat McGowan, and Jackson County Board Chair Ray Ransom.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend a huge thank you for the K9 Medical Kit provided to our agency ...
03/04/2020

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend a huge thank you for the K9 Medical Kit provided to our agency for Canine Gunner and Deputy Schlicht. The medical kit was donated by Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog, in coordination with financial donor Erick Dial.

The medical kit will be utilized to render first aid in the event Canine Gunner is injured in the line of duty and will remain in Deputy Schlicht’s squad for that purpose.

WI Vest-A-Dog, Inc. has a history of generosity and support for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Canine Program. In the past, we have received ballistic vests and medical kits for numerous Canines, current and retired.

The Jackson County Canine Program would not succeed without generous donations like this one. Every donation, large or small, is vital to the continued success of this program.

SUBJECT: Vehicle PursuitDATE: 02/25/2020On February 24th, 2020, at about 2:20 AM, a Deputy with the Jackson County Sheri...
02/26/2020

SUBJECT: Vehicle Pursuit

DATE: 02/25/2020

On February 24th, 2020, at about 2:20 AM, a Deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the City of Black River Falls.

During the contact, the vehicle fled from the scene and shortly after crashed in a parking lot of a local business. The driver of the suspect vehicle fled on foot and the two passengers were assessed for injury.

The driver, Dennis Decker, age 38, of Lake Hallie, was located hours later hiding in a nearby business parking lot.

Decker was booked into the Jackson County Jail under Felony Fleeing an Officer, Possession of Methamphetamine, and a Probation/Parole warrant.

There is no further information at this time.

02/11/2020
Be Careful What You Share Online (Sextortion 60 Second PSA)

Today is Safer Internet Day, and a good opportunity to talk to your children about how to navigate through their cyber environments in a safe and responsible way. If you need tips on how to approach this sensitive topic, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) website has very good resources on cyber bullying, online gaming, and predatory behavior.

https://www.icactaskforce.org/Pages/InternetSafety.aspx

Are you sure you know who you're talking to online? If someone demands sexual images from you, stop immediately and report it. In this PSA, the Department of...

Date: 02/02/20Subject: K9 Locates Person at Risk_________________________________________________On February 1st, 2020, ...
02/03/2020

Date: 02/02/20

Subject: K9 Locates Person at Risk

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On February 1st, 2020, at about 5:32 PM, the Sparta Police Department requested the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office with locating a person at risk. Deputy Dana Schlicht and her K9 Gunner responded to the scene.

As the night fell and temperatures dropped, the K9 team deployed to an open area. After establishing a track of the person at risk, the K9 team located the subject in an area of thick woods. Emergency medical staff were on scene to evaluate and begin treatment of the person.

The Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing canine services to our community and those that surround us. The K9 teams operated by the Sheriff’s Office specialize in illicit drug detection, criminal apprehension, bomb/explosive detection, and locating people at risk.

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01/27/2020

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01/21/2020

*******UPDATE*******The phone line to dispatch has been repaired. You are now able to dial 715-284-5357 and follow the prompts.

We are currently experiencing system issues. If you are unable to get through on our non emergency number please dial 715-284-2400 to reach our dispatch center.

Black River Falls man arrested on suspicion of 8th OWI offense
01/21/2020
Black River Falls man arrested on suspicion of 8th OWI offense

Black River Falls man arrested on suspicion of 8th OWI offense

TOWN OF BROCKWAY, Wis. (WKBT)- A Black River Falls man is arrested on suspicion of his 8th Operating While Intoxicated offense. A Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop Friday at about 6:42 p.m. in the Town of Brockway. The deputy smelled an odor of intoxicants coming from the dr...

Happy Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.To those special individuals who put on the duty belt at the beginning of every s...
01/09/2020

Happy Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

To those special individuals who put on the duty belt at the beginning of every shift, bearing not only its weight but also the weight of scrutiny, of judgement, and of the magnitude of responsibility in your hands: we thank you, today and every day.

To our community: you also deserve thanks for your unfailing support of all of our men and women in law enforcement. Having you behind us means the world.

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30 N 3rd St
Black River Falls, WI
54615

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