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.

Operating as usual

It is unlawful to steal your neighbor's yard signs.
09/03/2020

It is unlawful to steal your neighbor's yard signs.

School Bus Safety - Please Be AwareSchool is back in session, and that means school buses are back on the roads taking o...
09/02/2020

School Bus Safety - Please Be Aware

School is back in session, and that means school buses are back on the roads taking our children to and from school. With this new school season, it is a good time to go over the laws and safety of when to stop for a school bus.

Per Wisconsin state statute: 346.48 (1) The operator of a vehicle which approaches from the front or rear any school bus which has stopped on a street or highway when the bus is equipped according to s. 347.25 (2) and when it is displaying flashing red warning lights, shall stop the vehicle not less than 20 feet from the bus and shall remain stopped until the bus resumes motion or the operator extinguishes the flashing red warning lights. The operator of any school bus which approaches from the front or rear any school bus which has stopped and is displaying flashing red warning lights shall display its flashing red lights while stopped.

In addition, when the overhead amber/yellow lights are flashing, be prepared to stop, as the driver of the school bus is getting ready to stop to pick up students. The two following diagrams give a very good representation of the stopping requirements.

And as always, please drive safe

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Thank you to the Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown County for awarding $27,500 to local groups and organizations look...
09/01/2020

Thank you to the Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown County for awarding $27,500 to local groups and organizations looking to do great things to keep our community safe!!

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Thanks to all who contributed to this fantastic event!! We LOVE the Lights of Christmas!! ❤️💙
08/31/2020

Thanks to all who contributed to this fantastic event!! We LOVE the Lights of Christmas!! ❤️💙

What! A! Day!
With over 200 riders, this was an overwhelmingly special day! The officers were honored by the love showed by all, and we are still tallying the donations - but safe to say: hundreds of neighbors in need will be blessed this December!! So a huge THANK YOU to all of our riders!!

Please see the media release below authored and supported by the WI Badger State Sheriff’s Association, the WI Chiefs of...
08/27/2020

Please see the media release below authored and supported by the WI Badger State Sheriff’s Association, the WI Chiefs of Police Association, the WI Sheriff’s and Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the WI Police Executive Group. This release is addressed to Governor Evers and Lieutenant Governor Barnes in response to their dialogue following the events in Kenosha. The authoring law enforcement organizations asked that we share this information with our citizens in an effort to show law enforcement’s position on the statements made by the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

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Our hearts are heavy as our brothers and sisters in blue at the Green Bay Police Department say good-bye to K9 Neo. Offi...
08/17/2020

Our hearts are heavy as our brothers and sisters in blue at the Green Bay Police Department say good-bye to K9 Neo. Officer Merrill and Neo worked the streets of Green Bay for many years, catching criminals, keeping communities safe and constantly striving to bring a positive face and paw to law enforcement. Your service made a difference NEO, rest easy big boy, we've got it from here. 👮‍🐕‍🦺🚓

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Welcome Sebastian and congrats Slinger and Shield!!
08/10/2020

Welcome Sebastian and congrats Slinger and Shield!!

Congratulations to Marc Shield promoted to Investigative Sergeant, Brian Slinger promoted to Lieutenant and welcome to Brown County Correctional Officer Sebastian Guillen.

Congratulations to Marc Shield promoted to Investigative Sergeant, Brian Slinger promoted to Lieutenant and welcome to B...
08/10/2020

Congratulations to Marc Shield promoted to Investigative Sergeant, Brian Slinger promoted to Lieutenant and welcome to Brown County Correctional Officer Sebastian Guillen.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO EXPRESSED INTEREST IN THE CITIZEN'S ACADEMY. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED - IF YOU SUBMITTED AN APPL...
08/06/2020

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO EXPRESSED INTEREST IN THE CITIZEN'S ACADEMY. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED - IF YOU SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION, WE WILL BE CONTACTING YOU IN THE NEXT WEEK TO CONFIRM YOUR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM.

Last call for participants interested in attending the 2020 Citizen Police Academy hosted by the Sheriff's Office. Please share with anyone you think may be interested.

Green Bay Crime Stoppers Golf Outing
08/06/2020

Green Bay Crime Stoppers Golf Outing

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This male was identified!  Thank you!
08/04/2020

This male was identified! Thank you!

UPDATE:  Subject has been arrested.  See photo below.  If you think you are a victim, please contact your local law enfo...
08/04/2020

UPDATE: Subject has been arrested. See photo below. If you think you are a victim, please contact your local law enforcement agency.
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If you have information on this case, please contact Investigator Roman Aronstein: 920-448-6190 or [email protected]

Brown County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating reports of contractor fraud (theft by fraud), specifically related to driveway repair. On Monday (07-27-20) two unknown Hispanic males targeted an elderly couple in eastern Brown County by showing up unsolicited and offering to seal their driveway. A short time after starting the “work” the men demanded a payment of $10,500.00. They ultimately settled on $3,000.00 Victims paid the money as they were concerned about possibly being physically harmed. The men indicated that they would return on Wednesday (07-29-20) to collect the rest of the money and finish the job. They never returned.

Victim was able to take a picture (see below) of the suspect vehicle that is described as a white Chevy truck with Texas license plate of KMX-0252.

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Congratulations to Lt. Ken White, who is retiring today. Thank you for 30 years of service to the BCSO and community.  E...
08/03/2020

Congratulations to Lt. Ken White, who is retiring today. Thank you for 30 years of service to the BCSO and community. Enjoy your well deserved retirement.

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07/31/2020

Statement from Sheriff Delain regarding Governor Evers' Executive Order #82

Yesterday, the Governor issued Executive Order #82, mandating the use of face coverings for all individuals who are indoors or in enclosed spaces who are present in the same room or enclosed space with someone who is not a member of that individual’s household or living unit. Following the Governor’s announcement of Executive Order #82, we have received a number of inquiries regarding the enforcement of that Order.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office supports individual actions that can be taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Those actions include but are not limited to social distancing, proper washing of hands, use of hand sanitizers and the use of proper protective personal equipment (PPE), including masks. Additionally, we appreciate the efforts of business owners who have taken numerous steps to keep people healthy including but not limited to the use of safety barriers, social distance arrangements, as well as disinfecting procedures. We understand that some individuals may have medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from utilizing masks.

In order to provide some clarification, please be advised that the Brown County Sheriff’s Office will not be responding to complaints of individuals violating the Governor’s mandate, nor will it be taking any direct law enforcement action as it relates to the Governor’s face covering mandate. Consistent with our understanding of Executive Order #82, the goal is compliance and education and is not meant to be punitive. However, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office will continue to respond to reports or complaints from a business owner, manager or other premise owner who has already requested that an individual leave a premise for failing to comply with the face covering mandate as it relates to that specific premise. We anticipate that these circumstances will be rare, but enforcement is necessary under these circumstances because they are situations where a disturbance may be likely. In those situations, our focus is not on the face covering order itself, but rather the fact that the individual is not wanted in a particular place, that the individual has been asked to leave and has not complied with the request of the person in control of that premise. This enforcement response is consistent with most, if not all, of the other Sheriff’s Offices throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

We anticipate more information about the enforcement of the Governor’s executive order to come from the Governor’s Office or the Wisconsin Attorney General within the next few days. At this time, it is not clear who the Governor has designated to be responsible for the primary enforcement of the face covering mandate.

Respectfully,

Sheriff Todd J. Delain

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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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💙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?.
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!!