Brown County Sheriff's Office

Brown County Sheriff's Office Official page of the Brown County Sheriff's Office

Although the office of sheriff is thought by many to have originated in ancient England, there are biblical references to such a position existing as early as 600 B.C. There are also those who believe that the United States of America was actually named for a Richard Amerycke, who was the High Sheriff of Bristol, England at the time King Henry VII authorized John Cabot's voyage to seek the New World in 1497. Upon Cabot's return to England, he was paid his pension by Amerycke. Brown County has a very rich historical background. For over 200 years after the arrival of Jean Nicolet in 1634, fur traders and missionaries made this area a base for their operations. The boundaries of Brown County were established by the governor of Michigan Territory in the year 1818 as part of the Northwest Territory, after the American Revolution. The first sheriff in the State of Wisconsin was George Johnson, who was originally installed as the territorial sheriff, and later became the first sheriff of Brown County. Sheriff Johnson played an important role in the trial of Chief Oshkosh, which took place in Brown County. In 1957 with the election of Artley Skenandore, Brown County became the first county to elect a full-blooded Indian to the position of sheriff. Today in Wisconsin, the sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of each county and is elected every four years on a partisan ballot. According to state law, his duties are to enforce the law in the county, take custody of the jail, attend the courts, and serve all processes. The sheriff is responsible to the electorate and can be removed from office by the governor, and then only for just cause.

Mission: Mission Statement The mission of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office is to improve Public Safety through pro-active, efficient, and professional law enforcement services, tailored to the needs of all people in Brown County.

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Congratulations and welcome to our four new Correctional Officers hired today. Brooklyn Wolosyn, Lisa Falish, Jacob Bern...
06/08/2020

Congratulations and welcome to our four new Correctional Officers hired today. Brooklyn Wolosyn,
Lisa Falish, Jacob Berner, Alex Lau

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Thank you to Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors for the very generous donation of hand made fabric face masks!! Your efforts w...
04/16/2020

Thank you to Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors for the very generous donation of hand made fabric face masks!! Your efforts will help keep our officers safe while we continue to keep our community safe.

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04/14/2020
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BURGLARY VIDEO: The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight burglary in the Village of Howard. The suspects make multi trips to the crime scene and take numerous items to include boxes of vinyl flooring, dehumidifiers, washers, dryers, and washer / dryer stackable combos. Please review the surveillance video on our page. If you recognize either of the suspects, the vehicle, or have any information contact Detective Sergeant Zak Holschbach immediately using the information listed below, reference BCSO Case#20-11020.

To make an anonymous tip, contact Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers by either calling #920-432-7867 (STOP), through the website at 432stop.com, or through the P3 phone app that can be downloaded through either the App Store or Google Play

[email protected]

920-448-6187

Big thanks to our dispatchers, especially these days!!!  Hope you enjoy the recognition you deserve during telecommunica...
04/13/2020

Big thanks to our dispatchers, especially these days!!! Hope you enjoy the recognition you deserve during telecommunicator's week. Thank you....the BRSO staff!!

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Happy 3rd Birthday Nicholas, we hope you have a great day!!!
04/10/2020

Happy 3rd Birthday Nicholas, we hope you have a great day!!!

Big thanks to Northern Chill Water for donating 160 packs of water for the deputies!!!
04/10/2020

Big thanks to Northern Chill Water for donating 160 packs of water for the deputies!!!

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Attempt to locate - Quick Change Scam. Please see video in "Quick Change Scam" post.

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We want to congratulate and thank Sergeant John Schumacher for his 32 years of service to BRSO and it's residents.  His ...
04/08/2020

We want to congratulate and thank Sergeant John Schumacher for his 32 years of service to BRSO and it's residents. His last day of duty was April 1....Thanks John, you will be missed!!

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Thank you to our Howard officers for making this little guy's birthday special!! You guys rock!!
04/01/2020

Thank you to our Howard officers for making this little guy's birthday special!! You guys rock!!

With the Coronavirus, a lot of plans have had to change very quickly, which can lead to a lot of disappointment.

Today, we received a message about a 4 year old boy named Grayson, who's birthday had to be cancelled. Grayson's dad said Grayson loves police officers and was wondering if someone could stop over today. Officers VanDeHei, Walters Dagneau and Sanford stopped by & were able to wish Grayson happy birthday. Officer Dagneau also attempted a virtual hug (which I think worked out).

Happy birthday from the Howard Police Department!

In the southern part of Brown County we have had several road signs stolen over the last week.  Subjects are using a pow...
03/30/2020

In the southern part of Brown County we have had several road signs stolen over the last week. Subjects are using a power saw to cut the posts and take the signs. Mostly in the Town of Holland off CTH PP. Any help please call the BRSO at 391-7450.

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03/26/2020

So, much like there are laws and penalties against impersonating a police officer, there are also laws and penalties against filing a false police report. After further investigation, our officers discovered the second report of the police impersonator which occurred in Allouez was a false report.

People, these are chaotic enough times! Our societal norms are being challenged, our health and safety is being compromised, people are afraid...for anyone to take advantage of our current climate to instigate even more fear is incredibly disheartening!!

Our officers are working incredibly hard to serve the citizens of our community. We pride ourselves on being professionals and building a foundation of trust with the public. Those who impersonate officers are making our jobs more difficult. Those who are reporting false crimes are taking our attention away from those who need it. Both are punishable and will be treated as such.

03/25/2020

We have had a report of a second case of officer impersonation re: Safer at Home compliance checks. We are NOT doing compliance checks, so if you are contacted by someone claiming to be an officer and demanding to see your work papers, please contact your local authority. We would love to identify the individual(s) involved. Thank you!

Additional incident happened in Allouez near a gas station, suspect approached complainant on foot in the parking lot, dressed in what appeared to be a brown officer type uniform, stated he was with Brown County and demanded to see her employment paperwork. White male, late 30's early 40's clean shaven. He did walk away toward a dark colored vehicle in the alley that had 2 antennas on the trunk.

This should answer many of your questions. Please do your own on-line research before bombarding the dispatch center, he...
03/25/2020

This should answer many of your questions. Please do your own on-line research before bombarding the dispatch center, health department, local law enforcement, etc. There are many resources to help guide you...when in doubt, common sense please.

03/25/2020

UPDATE 3/30/2020.....THIS IS CONFIRMED FALSE ALSO, NO NEED FOR ASSISTANCE...Charges are being filed.

CORRECTION!!! THE NAME PLATE READ "BENJAMIN" NOT "ABRAHAM"

In regard to the report of someone impersonating an officer in conducting a Safer at Home traffic stop, the Sheriff's Office is looking for assistance in identifying the following:

"WHITE MALE IN HIS 30'S WITH A SHORT BROWN BEARD WEARING A GREEN UNIFORM AND BLACK BALL CAP WITH NO INSIGNIA. HE HAD A NAME PLATE READING ABRAHAM, HAD A MIC CLIPPED TO THE FRONT OF HIS SHIRT AND A CLIP LIGHT ON HIS BALL CAP. HE WAS DRIVING A DARK BLUE OR BLACK CHEV IMPALA WITH NO MARKINGS, THE VEHICLE DID HAVE RED AND BLUE LIGHTS ALONG THE WINDSHIELD"

This incident happened in the southern part of Brown County. Anyone having information re: this is asked to call the non-emergency number 920-391-7450 or Crime Stoppers at 920-432-STOP.

A reminder, the Sheriff's Office will not be conducting traffic stops for Safer at Home compliance checks.

UPDATE 3/30/2020.....THIS IS CONFIRMED FALSE ALSO, NO NEED FOR ASSISTANCE...Charges are being filed.Brown County took a ...
03/25/2020

UPDATE 3/30/2020.....THIS IS CONFIRMED FALSE ALSO, NO NEED FOR ASSISTANCE...Charges are being filed.

Brown County took a report yesterday of someone impersonating a police officer and conducting a traffic stop to check the "Safer at Home" status of the driver. Be advised, Brown County WILL NOT be conducting compliance checks for this reason. As always, please be aware of your surroundings and the happenings around you. If you observe suspicious activities, report it to your local authority.

Update on Safer at Home order and resources for questions you may have re: essential vs. non-essential.
03/24/2020

Update on Safer at Home order and resources for questions you may have re: essential vs. non-essential.

Yesterday Sheriff Delain welcomed four new correctional officers to the Brown County family, all while honoring social d...
03/24/2020

Yesterday Sheriff Delain welcomed four new correctional officers to the Brown County family, all while honoring social distancing. Please help us welcome Ashley Berth, Thomas Luedke, Patrick Beyer and Tyler Fager.

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Decent amount of rain/snow expected, let's not forget about our flooding concerns this weekend and coming weeks either. ...
03/19/2020

Decent amount of rain/snow expected, let's not forget about our flooding concerns this weekend and coming weeks either. Execute your plan if needed.

03/16/2020
Please help identify female or vehicle.  Plates were stolen.
03/12/2020

Please help identify female or vehicle. Plates were stolen.

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2684 Development Dr
Green Bay, WI
54311

General information

The purpose of the Brown County Sheriff's Office is to provide protection to the citizens of Brown County. Protection involves the prevention, detection, apprehension, prosecution, and detention of those persons who violate criminal or civil, state or local laws. Protection additionally involves the prevention and detection of those circumstances which prove dangerous to all county citizens. The investigative function involves interviewing, interrogating, crime scene processing, and research (including use of computer resources) related to criminal matters. The jail functions to provide a safe, secure, and humane environment for individuals confined to jail custody. Patrol services are intended to provide protection for the life and property of county residents. The support function assists all other divisions as well as provides record keeping, data management, inmate transportation and courthouse security. The standards function involves the employment background checks, internal affairs, departmental training, and community education.

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Welcome to Brown County

Brown County was established in 1818, making it the oldest Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin. We are the fourth largest Sheriff’s Office in the state, serving a population of over 254,000 residents and an area of 538 square miles. Brown County is rich in tradition and dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the citizens of Brown County.

The Sheriff’s Office has five divisions (Patrol, Investigative, Jail, Professional Standards and Support Services). We employ nearly 350 law enforcement professionals, from police officers, correctional officers, civilian and administrative professionals. We cover 13 townships and 5 villages along with covering the beltline of the metropolitan area.

The mission of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office is to improve Public Safety through pro-active, efficient, and professional law enforcement services tailored to the needs of all people in Brown County.

We pride ourselves on being a premier law enforcement agency in northeast Wisconsin and beyond and continuously strive toward collaborative community relations.

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Rumor has it that hate groups will be out and about tonight targeting the suburbs because the law enforcement will be in common areas such as downtown and the mall. They are also finding those who have lights on their homes that support the healthcare workers and police. Is any of this true?.
so what y'all gonna do, enforce unconstitutional bs that the supreme court has shot down, or actually live up to the oaths y'all took, the eyes of your neighbors are on you. please make the right decisions here. stay home like your governor asks while we live our lives
This many LEOs to "check out" a suspected bar opening!? You guys should be ashamed of yourselfs, not only because you're choosing to be government enforcers of an unconstitutional order but also because you all took this way overboard...send one LEO to assess the situation...no need to mobilize the entire areas LEOs for this nonsense! Get a grip! #stopthepolicestate!!!
Just want to send a huge shout out and Thank You to the officers who helped corral our cows that got out early this morning, couldnt have done it without you!!
Thank you so much Brown County for making my little guys day.
I am thinking something needs to be done about this and these bins removed. People are just dumping their stuff there. Bins are by Traget on Lime Kiln. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218834850396567&set=gm.2711039932459697&type=3&eid=ARBFee9qwcrkrab-Jq3rTN0XXCjDphaQZgeX_hfDJ3OCjn7hgZPAHnHHVzUrIw-Kc_iI27qX94oucIIN&ifg=1
Hey, guys, there is a Facebook group that is planning a ghost hunting trip regardless of the Governor's plans for quarantines. Check out the page, to Abandoned & Haunted Wisconsin, and the post by Shay Howard.
Wayside, wi about 9 am today. What was THAT all about??
A modest suggestion. Maybe some civilian assistance could be organized as well. Truckers are having an ever more difficult time finding places they can eat. Dining rooms are closed, and they can't go thru drive-thru lanes. Some police departments are apparently (the image would not share) announcing that truckers may stop on the roads near them and get rides to restaurants with drive thru's and back to their rigs. I thought it sounded like a great idea. I know you officers are busy. Just putting it out there. We need those guys running. Can we find a way to help them out?
What about probation?