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Mission: The mission of the KEWAUNEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT is to promote safety and provide security to the members of our community with pride and integrity.

05/31/2019

Staffing needs will be biggest investment in new Safety Building

As we continue down the path of planning for the eventual replacement of our current Safety Building — which houses not only the jail but also our emergency communications center and administrative spaces — I wanted to take some time to discuss a component of a project such as this that is many times overlooked or minimized.

While a great deal of the planning will be focused on the physical structure and the many needed facility improvements, the building itself does not represent the greatest investment. Rather, it will be the staff which is required to run the facility in a safe and effective manner.

We are very fortunate to have a professional consultant who will spend a great deal of time analyzing not only the staffing needs of a new environment but even more importantly analyzing our current staffing levels in our existing facility.
Although I have written articles in the past which have very briefly discussed our unique staffing model, I wanted to share where we are actually in regard to overall staffing at the Sheriff’s Department.

Recently I was having a discussion with a community member on this very subject and was surprised when that person told me that we have upward of 60 staff, or at least that is what the person had been told.

While I am confident that this number may have been interpreted due to the amazing work that our staff does, which makes it appear that we in fact have an army of deputies, the truth is quite different.

Overall at the Sheriff’s Department, we have 36 full-time and three part-time staff. Here’s the breakdown.

Staring at the top you have myself, my chief deputy and two lieutenants. We have two administrative assistants who process all reports, handle all civil process, and serve as the hub of our administrative team.

Of the two lieutenants, one oversees patrol, investigations and the school liaison, while the other supervises the jail, court security and communications division. We have two full-time investigators whose focus is major crime, while a third investigator is dedicated to narcotics investigations.
Directly under the two lieutenants, we have four sergeants. Two of the sergeants are in the Patrol Division and two are in the Jail/Communications Division.

In the Patrol Division we have 10 deputies. These deputies, along with the sergeants, provide law enforcement coverage for the county. Typical coverage consists of two deputies on any given shift. That’s right — we cover 400 square miles of county with two deputies.

The coverage in the jail is very similar with only two deputies per shift, as well as being tasked with inmate transports, Huber monitoring, and of course all emergency dispatching. Yes, you read that right — our jailers are also our dispatchers, and our dispatchers are our jailers.

If you are thinking this is unusual you would be absolutely correct. While this was common in 1968 when our current Safety Building was opened, this is not the norm, nor is it acceptable. We have been granted a sort of grandfathered status due to the limitations of our facility, but this will end, and with it comes the need to properly staff our jail and communications operations.

The standard for a facility of our size has been to have two dedicated jailers and two dedicated dispatchers. The two school liaison officers also come from the jail division and in the summer are assigned back into jail/dispatch to relieve the pressure on the schedule.

The three part-time employees are our cooks, who do a phenomenal job of meeting the dietary requirements set forth by the state for those housed in our care.

I hope that you can now see how vital it is that we spend a great deal of time looking at staffing levels so we can make the best possible use of our most valuable resource, which of course is our staff.

If anyone has any questions on this subject or any other related to our facility study, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are still giving tours of the current facility and those that have taken the time to walk through it have all remarked what an eye-opening experience it was. I can be reached at 920-255-1100. Thank you.

- Sheriff Matt Joski

Sgt Smidle accepted a donation for Special Olympics Wisconsin from the Ralph Kline Legion Post 262. Thank you for your s...
05/29/2019

Sgt Smidle accepted a donation for Special Olympics Wisconsin from the Ralph Kline Legion Post 262. Thank you for your support!!

We have received a few calls that they're doing this in Kewaunee County as well. Specifically a white pickup truck pulli...
05/29/2019

We have received a few calls that they're doing this in Kewaunee County as well. Specifically a white pickup truck pulling a trailer.

As our friends at Green Bay PD advise, do your research before doing business.

We received a phone call from the State Consumer Protection Agency of some potential scammers in the Green Bay area. This group has been in the area before and scammed people out of money by not performing the work or if they do perform the work, but it is poor quality. This group goes door to door selling asphalt resealing/repair services to home owners. This group will go door to door trying to sell their services but without a permit. Additionally, this company sends out mailers, people will call for their services (usually the elderly) and then overpay.
All door to door sales that do not have a physical location in Brown County have to have a seller’s permit through the City of Green Bay. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a group going door-to-door. Our non emergency number directly to the Communications Center is (920) 391-7450.
Do not open your door if you are not expecting someone. Always do your research before purchasing a service...there should be no issue with taking your time. Ask friends and family members for referrals.

05/28/2019

**UPDATE**Landlines should be working**

**UPDATE**Landlines may be down again**

**UPDATE** Issue has been resolved**

We received information from CenturyLink that the Casco area is experiencing issues with their telephone landlines. The main issue with the landlines seems to be calling cellphones and receiving calls from cellphones. Calling 911 and other landlines does not seem to be an issue. No ETA was given for when the issue will be resolved.

As we welcome in the unofficial start to summer, let's not forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country....
05/25/2019

As we welcome in the unofficial start to summer, let's not forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Another Great Effort to Support our Athletes! Please consider donating to this great cause. As in past years, members of...
05/16/2019
Support me for the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

Another Great Effort to Support our Athletes! Please consider donating to this great cause. As in past years, members of our Kewaunee County Law Enforcement Family will be pedaling from the Oneida Police department to Stevens Point. You can either donate online, or feel free to stop down at the Sheriff's Department with your donation. Thank you!

Please support me as I participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for Special Olympics Wisconsin!

05/09/2019

Hit and Run
Our Agency took a report of a hit and run accident on STH 42 near Old Settlers Rd this morning. With the assistance of State Patrol our suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored SUV with heavy rear end damage. If anyone has any information to help us identify the suspect please contact the Sheriff's Department at 920-388-7108 ref 19-03315

See what we can do to help out the Algoma Police Department
04/25/2019

See what we can do to help out the Algoma Police Department

The Algoma Police Department took a call of a hit and run accident this morning. The drive hit a fire hydrant and a wood post. The vehicle is silver in color and is a Gmc or Chevy vehicle from the parts left behind. The vehicle will have heavy front end damage and possible drivers side damage. If you have any information on this accident or see a vehicle matching the general description given please call the Algoma Police Department at 920 487 3311.

Dispatchers have a very important role in what we do as law enforcement.  Most times they go unseen, but we are always a...
04/14/2019

Dispatchers have a very important role in what we do as law enforcement. Most times they go unseen, but we are always able to hear them. This week we recognize them for all they do!

We are currently investigating this littering complaint. If you have any information regarding these tires and/or who pl...
04/13/2019

We are currently investigating this littering complaint. If you have any information regarding these tires and/or who placed them there, please contact us at 920-388-7108. They were found on Gasche Rd in the Town of Montpelier. Reference Law#19-02648

04/06/2019

Death Investigation - Media Release

Incident: 19-02480

KEWAUNEE, WI – On April 5, 2019 a Milwaukee resident, male was located deceased in Kewaunee, County. The decedent was located following the discovery of an abandon vehicle on Kadletz Road in Kewaunee, County.

On Sunday, March 30, 2019 a vehicle was found abandoned on Kadletz Road, approximately .5 miles from Highway 29. A search was conducted for the driver of the abandon vehicle at the location and was not located. The vehicle was towed to a Kewaunee tow lot at that time.

Friday, April 5, 2019, Milwaukee Police Department contacted Kewaunee Sheriff’s Office regarding the missing owner of the abandoned vehicle. Kewaunee County Sheriff Office returned to the scene and located the decedent beyond the previously searched radius.

While the investigation is ongoing, this incident appears to be isolated, and there is no danger to the public.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Kewaunee County Coroner and the Sheboygan Medical Examiner.

Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and Wisconsin State Crime Lab Crime Scene Response Unit is assisting in the investigation at the request of Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Office.

The name of the decedent will be released after notification of the family. The next anticipated press release in this matter will be on 4/8/19.

Kewaunee County Emergency Management
04/03/2019

Kewaunee County Emergency Management

2019 Kewaunee County Hazardous Waste Collection - Online Registration Now Open

What? A community effort in Kewaunee County to help you safely dispose of hazardous waste for free.

Where? Riverview Transfer Station - NEW LOCATION (former Kewaunee Landfill site) E3726 County Road L, Kewaunee

When? Friday May 10th, 2019 from 10am - 2pm

Details? Follow the link below to Kewaunee County website.

http://www.co.kewaunee.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=2448&locid=192

Need help registering? Questions? Call our office from 8am - 11:30 am, Monday - Friday (920)-845-9700. Registration closes May 3, 2019. Pre-Registration is Requested.

We'd like to thank Kewaunee County FACES for their contribution towards this year's event.

WLUK-TV FOX 11
04/02/2019
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WLUK-TV FOX 11

According to the federal indictment, Kyle Sanderson, 19, possessed and distributed sexually explicit images of children and toddlers.

03/18/2019

***Theft***

The Highway Department reported the theft of 2 "High Water" signs that occurred recently. The signs are orange in color, 4'x4' and a cloth-type material. Also taken with one of the signs was an aluminum stand.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact us at 920-388-3100 reference 19-02053.

Deputy Jordan Salentine was recently awarded the 2018 Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department Officer of the Year Award! Jo...
03/15/2019

Deputy Jordan Salentine was recently awarded the 2018 Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department Officer of the Year Award! Jordan was recognized by his peers for his actions and professionalism throughout 2018.

Congratulations Jordan!

03/14/2019

Frog Station

CTH K and Train Rd... This stretch of CTH K between Pleasant Rd. To Rio Creek will be closed due to the high water risk.
03/14/2019

CTH K and Train Rd... This stretch of CTH K between Pleasant Rd. To Rio Creek will be closed due to the high water risk.

Church Rd west of Walhain Rd
03/14/2019

Church Rd west of Walhain Rd

This image is from CTH D between STH 54 and CTH S. Please use caution as these conditions will continue and will be less...
03/14/2019

This image is from CTH D between STH 54 and CTH S. Please use caution as these conditions will continue and will be less visible while traveling during hours of darkness.

Please use caution when traveling over the next few days as we are seeing substantial melting throughout the county, whi...
03/14/2019

Please use caution when traveling over the next few days as we are seeing substantial melting throughout the county, which is causing flooding on roadways.

Due to the large amount of snow in the ditches blocking culverts, this water is finding its way across roads in areas not typically seen. The photo below was taken on Rockledge Road at Hawthorne Road. Again please use caution as standing water will result in hydroplaning and the inability of drivers to maintain control of their vehicle.

Our Highway Department is working diligently to open up areas of ditches and culverts to allow more effective flow.

03/12/2019

Our non-emergency phone lines are back in operation. Thank you for your patience.

03/09/2019

It sure is a beautiful morning this morning, but please be advised!

Our area is experiencing patches of extreme fog! It’s so thick that vehicle tail lights nearly disappear.

Please use caution if you must venture out today. Give yourself room from the vehicle in front of you, use your head lights, and drive slowly. Remember that some roadways are still covered in ice, especially in wooded areas.

As always have a wonderful day!!

Last night Deputy Kevin Schmidt was awarded the VFW's Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer award. This was the first awar...
03/08/2019

Last night Deputy Kevin Schmidt was awarded the VFW's Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer award. This was the first award of this type given by the VFW and was given to Deputy Schmidt for his years of service in law enforcement as well as his service as a volunteer EMT for Algoma Rescue and his service as a Council Member on the Algoma City Council. Presenting the awrad to Deputy Schmidt is VFW Commander Glenn Brunner.
Great Job Kevin!!

Had a great visit from these wonderful ladies who took the time to create and donate several quilts to be used when offi...
03/04/2019
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Had a great visit from these wonderful ladies who took the time to create and donate several quilts to be used when officers are responding to a critical call involving a child.

This initiative was on behalf of Grace Lutheran Church in Alaska and supported by Thrivent Lutheran Services. Pictured donating the blankets to Sheriff Matt Joski are: Bonnie Ferron, Rose Nelson and Laurie Teske. Others who asstisted but were not present are: Lani Magle, Louis Gunnlaugson and Deb Hemminger.

Thank you to all for these amazing quilts!

02/20/2019
Wyoming, MN Police Department

A very good reminder from the Wyoming, MN Police Department.

"Auto" is not On. Turn your lights ON in inclement weather.

(There is a bit of sarcasm in this video)

Are you ready to learn about this little known anti collision device that’s installed in all of your vehicles? Check this out before the storm hits tonight! #mnwx

02/16/2019

Snowmobile Trails and Trespassing

Just a reminder to those of you out there who are using the snowmobile trails in the County. You are required by law to stay on the trail. If you leave the marked trail, you are trespassing and face a fine of $263.50 for trespass to land. Many property owners have been kind enough to donate the use of their land for these trails just so you can enjoy a hobby of yours. Don't make the landowners regret that decision because the more problems they have with people driving on parts of their property that are not marked trails, the better the odds are that they will say "NO" when approached next year about the trail crossing their property. Show respect for the privileges that these landowners have granted you.

02/10/2019

Headlights!!!

Most of us up this morning have noticed the new snow. We have a few officers out doing quick stops to remind you to turn your headlights on!

UPDATE:
In a two hour span, there were approximately 30 contacts that we had with just two officers. Our focus was on headlights alone for that time period. The general consensus was a reliance on "auto" lights. While "auto" lights are nice, they rely on overall light, not the type of weather.

Please remember to manually turn your lights on during times of inclement weather. This will turn on your headlights as well as your tail lights. Yes, tail lights are required in this type of weather as well.

For the majority of those we had contact with, thank you for your understanding!

Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department's cover photo
02/09/2019

Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department's cover photo

02/07/2019
Shawano County Sheriff's Office

Every vehicle is a little different, so a little homework may be required, but here is a good idea from the Shawano County Sheriff’s Office.

It’s a slippery one today, drive safe!!

This little trick will help you keep your lights on when needed. The lights will turn on and turn off with the vehicle. -Sheriff Adam Bieber

Last night, Deputy Brian Schultz was awarded the 2018 Good Samaritan Award by the Brown County Sheriff's Office. This aw...
02/06/2019

Last night, Deputy Brian Schultz was awarded the 2018 Good Samaritan Award by the Brown County Sheriff's Office. This award was for Brian's actions in the extracation of an individual trapped in a motor vehicle on October 20th, 2018. The vehicle had been involved in a traffic accident on STH 57 in Brown County and was on fire when Deputy Schultz came upon it. His quick actions and disregard for his own safety saved the life of this motorist. Thank you Brian for Representing Law Enforcement with Honor and Courage. Accepting this award with Brian is his wife Stacy.

Turn your headlights on!! Visibility is limited to maybe a couple hundred yards in many areas today. Also, this statute ...
02/03/2019

Turn your headlights on!! Visibility is limited to maybe a couple hundred yards in many areas today. Also, this statute clearly states ALL lights must be lighted... including tail lights. Don't rely on your daytime running lights that only work for headlights on most vehicles.

347.06 When lighted lamps required.

(1) Except as provided in subs. (2) and (4), no person may operate a vehicle upon a highway during hours of darkness or during a period of limited visibility unless all headlamps, tail lamps, and clearance lamps with which the vehicle is required to be equipped are lighted. Parking lamps as described in s. 347.27 may not be used for this purpose. This subsection does not apply if lamps that are automatically activated whenever the vehicle is started are in use, if the headlamps are of sufficient intensity to satisfy the requirements for daytime running lamps under 49 CFR 571.108, S7.10.13

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