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.

Operating as usual

05/28/2021

Don't fall for scams! Please pass on scammer information to the elderly people you know.

Our investigative captain took a complaint from someone that said he received several calls yesterday from “Sgt. _______ with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Investigative Division” about a serious matter. He couldn’t tell me what the angle was because he recognized it as a scam and hung up. The number that came up was the number of one of our officers.

There are countless types of scams out there and the scammers will often spoof real numbers and real names.

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Click It or Ticket -  Please wear your seatbelt.
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Brown County welcomed six new correctional officers today. Pictured from left to right:Abigail Austin, Robert Ganzel, Em...
05/24/2021

Brown County welcomed six new correctional officers today. Pictured from left to right:
Abigail Austin, Robert Ganzel, Emily Hoerter, Zachary VanVonderen, Logan Lom and Cole VandeHei.
WELCOME!!

Brown County welcomed six new correctional officers today. Pictured from left to right:
Abigail Austin, Robert Ganzel, Emily Hoerter, Zachary VanVonderen, Logan Lom and Cole VandeHei.
WELCOME!!

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05/20/2021

Please pray for the Champaign Officer who was shot as well as the family and friends of the other officer who was killed when the 2 officers responded to a domestic disturbance call.

The violence against our officers must stop! As the violence against law enforcement rises to a historic high, we ask that you keep all of America's law enforcement officers in your thoughts and prayers.

Story ▶️ https://t.co/IqjyKfRlbV

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Attention Village of Howard residents: FYI this was not a 'placement' of a sex offender. He petitioned to reside at the ...
05/19/2021

Attention Village of Howard residents: FYI this was not a 'placement' of a sex offender. He petitioned to reside at the residence and was approved.

Attention Village of Howard residents: FYI this was not a 'placement' of a sex offender. He petitioned to reside at the residence and was approved.

On Thursday May 13th the EAS Foundation presented a check for $2000 to Sheriff Delain for the purchase of Narcan. The EA...
05/18/2021

On Thursday May 13th the EAS Foundation presented a check for $2000 to Sheriff Delain for the purchase of Narcan. The EAS Foundation is represented by family and friends of Elden A. Steinhoff who died of an overdose on 1/5/2017. The foundation was started to bring some good out of a terrible tragedy and to make a difference in our community. Their annual golf outing fundraiser is scheduled for August 29th. If you are interested in participating please contact the EAS Foundation on Facebook.

On Thursday May 13th the EAS Foundation presented a check for $2000 to Sheriff Delain for the purchase of Narcan. The EAS Foundation is represented by family and friends of Elden A. Steinhoff who died of an overdose on 1/5/2017. The foundation was started to bring some good out of a terrible tragedy and to make a difference in our community. Their annual golf outing fundraiser is scheduled for August 29th. If you are interested in participating please contact the EAS Foundation on Facebook.

Congratulations and welcome to Brown County, Deputy Cole Nelson
05/18/2021

Congratulations and welcome to Brown County, Deputy Cole Nelson

Congratulations and welcome to Brown County, Deputy Cole Nelson

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Thank you to everyone that came out for Brown County's first public safety career fair. Agencies represented included:Br...
05/18/2021

Thank you to everyone that came out for Brown County's first public safety career fair. Agencies represented included:
Brown County Sheriff patrol and corrections
WI State Patrol
Brown County Public Safety/911 Dispatch
Brown County Community Treatment Center
County Rescue
Suamico Fire
Glen's Towing
Heavy Duty Wrecker
Thank you to the food trucks which included Weasels Fried Doughnuts, Gourmet Corn and Mia's Eggrolls.
Thank you to the Green Bay FOP Lodge #2 for sponsoring snacks and beverages.
Thanks to all the volunteers eager to show off their professions and specialty units.
Most importantly, thank you to all applicants who show interest in joining a public safety profession. There is no greater purpose than serving your community.

Thank you to everyone that came out for Brown County's first public safety career fair. Agencies represented included:
Brown County Sheriff patrol and corrections
WI State Patrol
Brown County Public Safety/911 Dispatch
Brown County Community Treatment Center
County Rescue
Suamico Fire
Glen's Towing
Heavy Duty Wrecker
Thank you to the food trucks which included Weasels Fried Doughnuts, Gourmet Corn and Mia's Eggrolls.
Thank you to the Green Bay FOP Lodge #2 for sponsoring snacks and beverages.
Thanks to all the volunteers eager to show off their professions and specialty units.
Most importantly, thank you to all applicants who show interest in joining a public safety profession. There is no greater purpose than serving your community.

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Yesterday Sheriff Delain had the honor of adding patrol officer Cole Nelson to the Brown County family. Welcome Cole!!
05/18/2021

Yesterday Sheriff Delain had the honor of adding patrol officer Cole Nelson to the Brown County family. Welcome Cole!!

Yesterday Sheriff Delain had the honor of adding patrol officer Cole Nelson to the Brown County family. Welcome Cole!!

If you have any information about Doug McMillin’s murder you are asked to call Sergeant Holschbach at 920-448-6187. Or y...
05/18/2021
Local 5 Investigates: Brown County’s oldest and only ongoing murder cold case

If you have any information about Doug McMillin’s murder you are asked to call Sergeant Holschbach at 920-448-6187. Or you can call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 920-432-STOPPERS (920-432-7867).

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – It is the Brown County Sheriff’s Office’s oldest and only murder cold case in recent years. 19-year-old Doug McMillin was shot to death in his Allouez …

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CAREER FAIR SUNDAY MAY 16BCCTC – Brown County Community Treatment CenterCounty RescueSuamico Fire DepartmentBrown County...
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Career fair helps those interested in public safety

CAREER FAIR SUNDAY MAY 16

BCCTC – Brown County Community Treatment Center
County Rescue
Suamico Fire Department
Brown County Sheriff - Patrol
Brown County Sheriff - Corrections
Green Bay Police Department
Brown County Public Safety/911 Dispatch Center
Glens Towing
State Patrol
NWTC Security
Heavy Duty Towing

Applicant qualities/skills:

Trainable, enjoys learning new and advanced skills
Able to think and perform under pressure
Desire to serve community and make a difference
“Service before Self” type personality, service to others which sometimes comes a personal cost to self
Enjoys working with a team for a common mission
Compassionate empathy toward others

Day of activities:

We will have professionals from all public safety entities here to answer questions about their profession
Vehicles and equipment will be on display
Pre-interviews will be conducted to advance interested persons into the application process
Food trucks on hand

https://fox11online.com/good-day-wi/career-fair-helps-those-interested-in-public-safety

BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) – Looking to pursue a career in public safety? A Public Safety Career Fair will be held on Sunday, May 16th at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. The career fair will start at 11:00 a. m. and go until 3:00 p. m. FOX 11’s Emily Deem spoke via Zoom with Captain Jo...

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So important to take care of our front line workers. If you responded to the shooting on Saturday as a public safety pro...
05/05/2021
Importance of officer wellness emphasized after casino complex shooting

So important to take care of our front line workers. If you responded to the shooting on Saturday as a public safety professional, check in with your agency to ensure you have the information for the upcoming de-briefs. If you are a family member of someone who responded and you have concerns about how they are handling things, please reach out to agency POST to share concerns and get resources. We need to take care of each other!

ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- After an incident like this, healing is an important step within the community. Law enforcement agencies say it's crucial for officers as well. More than 75 officers responded to the Oneida Casino complex Saturday night. "Obviously, an incident of this magnitude, there's going....

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Congratulations!  Thank you for many years of service to Brown County.    Correctional Officer David Wolter started in 2...
05/04/2021

Congratulations! Thank you for many years of service to Brown County. Correctional Officer David Wolter started in 2009 and Jennifer Thelen started her corrections career in 1998 and came to Brown County in 2014. We wish you both a happy and healthy retirement.

NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WEEK May 2-9, 2021Thank you to all those that go above and beyond everyday to keep people...
05/03/2021

NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WEEK May 2-9, 2021
Thank you to all those that go above and beyond everyday to keep people safe.

Congratulations to newly promoted Sergeant Dwayne Reese.
05/03/2021

Congratulations to newly promoted Sergeant Dwayne Reese.

Congratulations to newly promoted Sergeant Dwayne Reese.

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Address

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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Thank you to Spider-Man and Batman(cape said sheriff) my boys loved your visit yesterday and my youngest keeps talking about “big Spider-Man” keep up the amazing work officers ❤️❤️
💙You guys did a great job last night! Thank you so much from my family to yours! 💙
you traumatized these teenagers today shame on y’all in the end you found no guns , no drugs no one with warrants shame on y’all these are minors !
Thank you to the two sheriffs who helped us get back to Port this evening! We very much appreciate the assist!
I would like to thank the brown county deputies that showed up at our home with in 7 min of our ADT alarm going off! We were out of town and it appears someone tried to enter our home at 2:07 am wed night. The dispatcher and deputies did a great job making sure our home was safe! Thank you for your service and keeping Brown county safe! Keep up the great work and you have 110% of our support deputies! Jeff and Genny
Congratulations Tracy Ertl on your retirement! I will never forget your kind words after an unusual situation I had when I was with Winnebago County! There IS life after. If you are looking for something to do, Occupational Health in Aurora would be a great place for you!
People that say we need to defund police or get rid of them have never been stuck 3 miles from the launch with no way to get home. Huge thank you to the Brown County Sheriff's Department. Thank you for finding us and towing us home after our engine died on the bay today. Officer Johnson and i didnt catch his partners name, were our heros today. Thank you again
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?.