Door County Sheriff's Office

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Contact the Door County Sheriff’s Department by phone at 920-746-2400. The Door County Sheriff’s Department Facebook Terms. This is the official page of the Door County Sheriff’s Department (DCSD). This page was created to provide people who live, work, or visit Door County, information about DCSD. This page is monitored and managed by the DCSD. Before posting on this page, please review these terms. • A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms. • In case of emergency, or if you need police assistance, dial 911. • Do not use this page to report a crime. • If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may be placing yourself in the position of becoming a witness to a crime and subject yourself to subpoena. • Comments posted by others on the DCSD page are not to be considered the opinion of the DCSD; nor does DCSD endorse any third party comments on this page. • The DCSD reserves the right to remove any comment and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined by the DCSD. The DCSD welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to content on this page. The DCSD reserves the right to remove any comments that are inappropriate or offensive, including comments that: • defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others, • include racism, hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, vulgarity, • spam or advertise, • have personal information about another person or that violate a person’s privacy, • include copyrighted material that belongs to another person, • contain links to inappropriate websites. You are always welcomed to "share" DCSD status to your page, this will allow you to express your opinion on your page. If you have any questions on the terms of the DCSD page you can email us at [email protected]

Operating as usual

Wisconsin Public Service is partnering with law enforcement to create awareness of the warning signs of utility scams an...
10/21/2020

Wisconsin Public Service is partnering with law enforcement to create awareness of the warning signs of utility scams and how residents can avoid falling victim to them.

https://www.facebook.com/WIPublicService/photos/a.320493078614517/643003576363464

We’re partnering with law enforcement agencies 👮‍♂️ to shut down the scammers. Stay alert and help others by sharing these warning signs.

WPS will NEVER:

🚨 Demand payment by prepaid debit card
🚨 Threaten or try to scare you
🚨 Disconnect you on short notice

When in doubt, hang up. It’s not rude, it’s safe. https://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/partners/media/scam #StopScams

Free Community Event!
10/19/2020

Free Community Event!

National Teen Driver Safety Week takes place October 18 to 24, 2020.  National Teen Driver Safety Week is dedicated to r...
10/18/2020

National Teen Driver Safety Week takes place October 18 to 24, 2020.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to prevent teen injuries and deaths on the road.

Car accident prevention statistics show that there are three common critical errors newly licensed teen drivers make that lead to serious crashes: lack of scanning to detect and respond to hazards, driving too fast for road conditions, and being distracted by something inside or outside of the vehicle.

School Resource Officers Mark Hilsabeck, Heather Bemmann, Greg Medlen and Derek Jennerjohn would like to share a few things with you to go over with your teen driver.

Look to the Sides – At any time, other vehicles or pedestrians may cross or enter your travel path. You should search to make sure other roadway users will not cross your travel path. This is especially true at intersections and highway-railroad grade crossings.

Adjusting Speed - The faster your vehicle is going, the more time and distance it will take for turning, slowing or stopping. Driving safely means adjusting your vehicle speed for roadway and traffic conditions, seeing well ahead in the travel path, providing an adequate following interval, and obeying the appropriate speed limits.

Adjusting to Roadway Conditions - There are road conditions where you must reduce speed to be safe, such as before a sharp curve, when the roadway is slippery or when there is a potential for animals standing on the roadway.

Distracted Driving - Is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

Texting - is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.

Seat Belt Safety Starts with You!

The safest choice you can make as a driver or passenger is to buckle up!

Free Community Event!
10/12/2020

Free Community Event!

Car fire at the Stella Maris Church in Baileys Harbor.  Please avoid the area and let the firefighters do their job!
10/09/2020

Car fire at the Stella Maris Church in Baileys Harbor. Please avoid the area and let the firefighters do their job!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020Joint Informational ReleaseDoor County Law Enforcement would like to thank the public for thei...
10/07/2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Joint Informational Release

Door County Law Enforcement would like to thank the public for their continued support and diligence during the (COVID-19) pandemic and all the challenges that come with it.

With the release of Governor Tony Evers “Emergency Order #3”, which goes into effect at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020, we understand there are many questions and concerns relating to the order and what it means.

Emergency Order #3 limits public gatherings, specifically it prohibits large groups of people from gathering in indoor spaces that are open to the public, unless an exception applies. The order prohibits groups larger than 25% of the indoor room’s occupancy capacity set by the local municipality.

A place is considered to be “open to the public” if it is accessible to the general public, and includes stores, restaurants, bars, or ticketed events. The order does not apply to outdoor areas such as park shelters, outdoor dining areas, or playgrounds.

There are numerous exceptions to the order, including child care settings, schools, health care facilities, government operations and facilities, and religious and political events. For a complete list of exemptions, please refer directly to the order. Below is a link to access the actual order as well as frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the order.

https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

The order will remain in effect for two incubation periods of COVID-19, which will end November 6, 2020.

As a reminder, please do not use 911 for questions relating to the order, those lines need to be kept open for emergency situations.

We know our community is strong and that we will get through this!

Stay healthy Door County!

Sheriff Tammy A Sternard
Chief Clint Henry
District Attorney Colleen Nordin

The Door County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Keller Inc. for the generous donation. We were selected to particip...
10/05/2020

The Door County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Keller Inc. for the generous donation. We were selected to participate the law enforcement dedication held by Keller Inc. every October where they honor law enforcement agencies from Northeast Wisconsin.

On behalf of the men and women of the Door County Sheriff’s Office, congratulations Chief Porter on your retirement and ...
10/02/2020

On behalf of the men and women of the Door County Sheriff’s Office, congratulations Chief Porter on your retirement and THANK YOU for your service to our community over the past 40 years!

As the Sheriff, always knowing you were there to help in whatever way possible, our collaborative approach to issues within the law enforcement community here in Door County and projects with our community partners has been invaluable and truly something I’ll forever be grateful for.

I’m honored to have had the opportunity to work with, learn from and collaborate with you over the years. No doubt one of the best Chief’s I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the years and truly just a kind, caring and generous man.

I’m going to miss our regular weekly talks my friend, but as we always say, forward is the best direction. We all wish you the best as you move on to the next chapter. I have no doubt it may be in a different capacity but you will still be there for our community!

Sheriff Tammy

09/24/2020

RE: Traffic Fatality Update

The drivers from the traffic crash that occurred on Saturday, September 19, 2020 in the town of Gibraltar have been identified.

The driver of the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse was being driven by 33 year-old Megan Pues of Hortonville. The Traverse was traveling northbound on STH 42. It was waiting to turn into a business when it was struck from behind by a 2019 Nissan Sentra, driven by 82 year-old Fern Hacker of Chicago.

Hacker was transported to a Green Bay hospital. She died the following day.

This crash remains under investigation. No other information is being released at this time.

Prepared by: Chief Deputy Patrick McCarty

Authority: Sheriff Tammy Sternard

09/22/2020

PRESS RELEASE- Fatal Car Crash

On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 4:25pm, the Door County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash on STH 42 north of Cottage Row Rd. in the town of Gibraltar.

The initial investigation indicated that a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse, driven by a 33 year-old Hortonville woman, was traveling northbound on STH 42. The Traverse was stopped in the northbound lane and was waiting to turn into a business when it was struck from behind by a 2019 Nissan Sentra, driven by an 82 year-old Chicago woman.

The driver and passenger of the Traverse had no apparent injuries and were treated and released at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Nissan Sentra were transported to the Door County Medical Center for their injuries. The driver of the Sentra was later airlifted to a Green Bay hospital.

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, the Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office notified the Door County Sheriff’s Office that the driver of the Sentra had passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. An autopsy was conducted the following day.

STH 42 was closed from 4:41pm to 5:24pm while the crash was investigated. The Door County Emergency Services, Gibraltar Fire Department and Gibraltar First Responders responded to and assisted with this incident.

This crash remains under investigation. No other information is being released at this time. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of the next-of kin.

Prepared by: Chief Deputy Patrick McCarty

Authority: Sheriff Tammy Sternard

Thanks Jean & Doug for bringing lunch today for the staff at the Sheriff's Office.  Such a kind and thoughtful thing to ...
09/18/2020

Thanks Jean & Doug for bringing lunch today for the staff at the Sheriff's Office. Such a kind and thoughtful thing to do, certainly not necessary but greatly appreciated.

On Wednesday 09/16/2020, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was called to an address in the township of Sevastopol to inve...
09/17/2020

On Wednesday 09/16/2020, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was called to an address in the township of Sevastopol to investigate a possible fraud. It was quickly determined the victim was deceived by an unknown suspect who identified themselves as clergy.

The suspect contacted the victim through text message and said they were too busy to purchase gift cards for several women who were allegedly suffering from cancer and were in the hospital. The victim noticed the suspect was using a different phone number, but the suspect was able to convince the victim to purchase the gift cards. Once purchased, the victim was directed to scratch off the security strip and reveal the gift card serial numbers, then send photos of the cards. The phone number used by the suspect is untraceable and the victim cannot be reimbursed.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to never send any money, personal information, gift card(s) or data to someone you cannot identify or verify. We understand It is incredibly hard to say “no” to family members or anyone else one might normally trust when you are asked to help them. There are many schemes used by these criminals to pull at your heart-strings and persuade you to “help” them. If you receive any calls of this nature, please do not hesitate to call us.

Update 4:44pm County J is back open to traffic. Traffic Alert! County J between Old Substation Road and Old Krueger Road...
09/11/2020

Update 4:44pm County J is back open to traffic.

Traffic Alert! County J between Old Substation Road and Old Krueger Road is closed while Southern Door Fire Department puts out a fire. Please avoid the area and follow the detour.

Never Forget! Take time to remember and honor those who died, those who served, and those who carry on.
09/11/2020

Never Forget! Take time to remember and honor those who died, those who served, and those who carry on.

National Suicide Prevention week September 6th -12th, 2020“Hope Changes Everything” If you need help or know someone who...
09/10/2020

National Suicide Prevention week September 6th -12th, 2020

“Hope Changes Everything” If you need help or know someone who does, please reach out!

24 Hour Crisis Line – 920-746-2588

Drug Drop Off Day is coming up!On September 12th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. a member of the Sheriff’s Office will be...
09/09/2020

Drug Drop Off Day is coming up!

On September 12th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. a member of the Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to assist with the safe disposal of unused or outdated prescription and over the counter medications, pills, etc. at the Liberty Grove Town Hall.

Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused.

Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our state's medicine cabinets helps to prevent them from going into our water supply. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.

Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications.

Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).

Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear seal-able plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed.

Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.

Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process. Law enforcement personnel should not handle the medications at any time.

Please enjoy your holiday weekend in Door County!  Traffic is congested and will likely remain the same throughout the w...
09/05/2020

Please enjoy your holiday weekend in Door County! Traffic is congested and will likely remain the same throughout the weekend. Drive safe, take your time, and let’s try to make this a accident free weekend!

Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Labor Day!As the holiday weekend quickly approaches we are anticipating heavy traffic ...
09/04/2020

Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Labor Day!

As the holiday weekend quickly approaches we are anticipating heavy traffic in certain areas throughout the holiday weekend. Patrol deputies will be out monitoring traffic flow and taking care of any traffic-related incidents to help keep traffic moving safely. We ask please drive carefully, be patient, and allow yourself additional time to get to your destination.

School Safety is a Shared Responsibility!Please talk to your children and explain how important it is to SAY SOMETHING i...
09/03/2020

School Safety is a Shared Responsibility!

Please talk to your children and explain how important it is to SAY SOMETHING if they see or hear something. In many cases, young people are the first to know when something is going on with a fellow student. Most young adults are more comfortable speaking to a friend or go to social media to express themselves. SAYING SOMETHING MATTERS!

A huge Thank You to the AAA Wisconsin Foundation for Traffic Safety.  We received a grant which allowed us to purchase a...
09/02/2020

A huge Thank You to the AAA Wisconsin Foundation for Traffic Safety. We received a grant which allowed us to purchase a set of CODE 3 LED Safety Lights for each of our squads.

Welcome back Southern Door Students!!  Have a great year!!!Deputy Greg Medlen School Resource OfficerSouthern Door Schoo...
09/01/2020

Welcome back Southern Door Students!! Have a great year!!!

Deputy Greg Medlen
School Resource Officer
Southern Door School

School buses will be out first thing in the morning picking up students throughout our community.  Please drive responsi...
08/31/2020

School buses will be out first thing in the morning picking up students throughout our community. Please drive responsibly!

School Bus Safety Tips!

Before the first day of school, make sure your child knows where the bus will pick them up and drop them off. For younger children, try to coordinate with other parents so there is an adult there each morning-evening.

Stand back from the curb or end of the driveway as the bus arrives, and never run to or from the bus.

Taking the bus alone can be exciting and a little scary for your child, and it's important that your child knows the school bus safety rules:

Stand back from the curb or end of the driveway as the bus arrives, and never run to or from the bus.

Don't push, shove, or yell loudly while on the bus.

Stay in your seat during the entire ride.

Always obey the bus driver.

Wait for the driver's signal before crossing the street, and always cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus.

US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin
08/28/2020

US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin

11:51 AM [08.28.20] | The Storm Prediction Center has extended the slight risk (scattered severe storms) for today's severe outlook over portions of far NE WI. Storms are likely to redevelop this afternoon, with the greatest risk over east-central WI. Damaging winds, large hail & isolated tornadoes remain possible.

**OUTDATED**

08/25/2020
US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin

US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin

Here is one model's depiction of the overnight storm chances across northeast Wisconsin. The trend shows redevelopment after midnight thru 7 AM, mainly across north central to far northeast Wisconsin.

Have a great 1st day Sevastopol Students!
08/24/2020

Have a great 1st day Sevastopol Students!

Our local McDonalds has generously donated coupons for a free ice cream cone to the Door County Sheriff’s Office. Our pa...
08/21/2020

Our local McDonalds has generously donated coupons for a free ice cream cone to the Door County Sheriff’s Office. Our patrol deputies and school resource officers will be distributing them when interacting with young people in our community. Pictured are School Resource Officer Bemmann and Dale Heiny from McDonalds.

The Door County Highway Department has begun a resurfacing project on CTH C from Rileys Bay Road to CTH PD. The Roadway ...
08/19/2020

The Door County Highway Department has begun a resurfacing project on CTH C from Rileys Bay Road to CTH PD. The Roadway will be closed to thru traffic during construction hours each working day on the project. Local access to property will be permitted. A detour has been established and signed to include Rileys Bay Road, Sand Bay Road (CTH SB) and CTH PD. All sections will be opened to traffic at the end of each workday.

Please remain alert and use caution around road construction crews and equipment. Expect delays and detours when traveling in this area.

All work is scheduled to be completed by September 18, 2020.

We’ve updated our website, please take a look and let us know what you think!www.doorcountysheriff.org  In an effort to ...
08/10/2020

We’ve updated our website, please take a look and let us know what you think!

www.doorcountysheriff.org

In an effort to provide a glimpse into what the Sheriff's Office has been up to and what's going on in our community we will be putting together an annual report each year, click on the circle “Annual Report” to check out our first one.

A special thanks to Administrative Assistant Diane Franklin for putting it all together for us.

Sheriff Tammy

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Mission Statement- The Door County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to the safety and welfare of all citizens and visitors. We are committed to partnering with the community to solve problems and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, transparent, and consistent.

Guiding Principles

Integrity - We are committed to the enforcement of laws and the preservation of order. We are honest, truthful, and consistent in our words and actions, and therefore worthy of the public’s trust. We exercise discretion in a manner that is beyond reproach. We do not accept gifts or special considerations as a consequence of our office.

Professionalism - We treat the public and our colleagues with courtesy and respect. We understand that our appearance, words, and demeanor contribute to the public’s confidence in us. We are responsive to the community, and deliver services promptly and efficiently.

Fairness - We act with fairness, restraint, and impartiality in carrying out our duties. We work with the community to continually understand and overcome cultural influences and unconscious biases. We understand that our actions, combined with the way we treat members of the community, contributes to our “legitimacy” in the eyes of the public.

Teamwork - We work together as one organization in carrying out the mission of the sheriff’s office; our respective units do not act as distinct “silos” from one another. As individual members of the department we are respectful to each other and work collectively to solve problems and serve the community.

Please do not use this page to report a crime or request an officer. Contact the Door County Sheriff’s Department by phone at 920-746-2400. The Door County Sheriff’s Department Facebook Terms. This is the official page of the Door County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO). This page was created to provide people who live, work, or visit Door County, information about DCSO. This page is monitored and managed by the DCSO. Before posting on this page, please review these terms. • A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms. • In case of emergency, or if you need police assistance, dial 911. • Do not use this page to report a crime. • If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may be placing yourself in the position of becoming a witness to a crime and subject yourself to subpoena. • Comments posted by others on the DCSO page are not to be considered the opinion of the DCSO; nor does DCSO endorse any third party comments on this page. • The DCSO reserves the right to remove any comment and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined by the DCSO. The DCSO welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to content on this page. The DCSO reserves the right to remove any comments that are inappropriate or offensive, including comments that: • defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others, • include racism, hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, vulgarity, • spam or advertise, • have personal information about another person or that violate a person’s privacy, • include copyrighted material that belongs to another person, • contain links to inappropriate websites. You are always welcomed to "share" DCSO status to your page, this will allow you to express your opinion on your page. If you have any questions on the terms of the DCSO page you can email us at [email protected]


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I am missing a three year old black lab in th e rielys bay area. I let my two labs out and one came back. I don't know if it chased a deer that was in yard but I still havent found him. He has collar with tags and micro chip in him to. Please call 920 743 7882
Posting for a friend FOUND DOG Peninsula State Park Warden took him and is checking camp grounds he walked atleast 3 miles with us If they can't find the owners they said campground hosts would keep him because he didn't want to take him in My number is 920 707 2450 Wardens is 920 868 3258
The love I share for you and the process of rehabilitation offered through my sentence at your location was the most meaningful gift Sturgeon Bay could have ever given me. Love is real. Not fade away. Ahoy!
I have a question because I don't understand the use of a taser gun. When I see it being used on television , the officer is yelling at the person to get out of the vehicle while they are being tased. While that is going on , how can a person get out of a vehicle? Isn't that like getting shocked or hit with a needle?? Shouldn't the officer stop tasing and let the person get out? Thank you in advance for your response.
good day, folks!! first, let me thank you for all you do for us! believe me most of us do appreciate it! i was on your web site and tried to get information about getting a conceal carry permit! i clicked on the button, but, i got a message that the state refused to connect! what should i do?
Are y'all still having Court In Session ? Shhhhh, Judge wants to talk.
I've never liked this county but now I've lost all respect for the justice system of Door county
Who closed the Campgrounds in Door County, and can I put my camper on site and not staying on site??? I need to park it somewhere, and the TT campground is where I have a seasonal site.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tammy Weckler Sternard! Not only is she the Door County Sheriff, but she is a Big Sister, a member of our Advisory Council, and a pretty good bowler! She helps our program at numerous fundraisers throughout the year, is an amazing advocate for BBBS and many other organizations, and a great role model for our kids. Wish her a Happy Birthday, and donate to her BFKS FUNdraising page: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/2568731
Thanks, easy to do to be a top fan. Respect, Respect, Respect ❣️
I want to Thank You for recognizing Myself as A Top Fan today, October 6th, 2019. Thanks for being there when I need the Door County Sheriff's Department the most. Hugs, Christi Rae ❤
It is so rewarding to see that we will have School Resource officers in place for the start of the school year! Thank you Sheriff’s department for all you have done especially Sheriff Tammy Sternard!