You may call us at (715) 346-1400, 24 hours a day. You may also stop in and see us at 1500 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, 24 hours a day to report a crime, and during business hours for other requests for service. You may also email us at email@example.com.
I have a question about someone in Jail. Whom can I call?
Call (715) 346-1259 and follow the prompts.
Where do I find a list of traffic and local tickets and their costs?
Someone I know was arrested last night or over the weekend. When will he/she have an appearance?
Appearances on new charges are held at different times throughout the day/week. Please contact either the District Attorney's Office or the Clerk of Courts Office anytime after 10:30 a.m. These appearances are normally held during the late morning hours or in the early afternoon. If a call is made too early, the information will not be available. The defendant may or may not appear in person in the courtroom for the appearance. Many times they will appear by video appearance at the Jail.
What are the regular office hours for the Sheriff’s Office?
The administrative offices and Records Division front counter is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Patrol, Jail, and Communications Center are open 24/7. They can be contacted by telephone, or by using the appropriate intercom in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center.
What makes the Sheriff’s Office different from our police department?
The obvious answers are that we are a county-wide law enforcement agency with jurisdiction throughout, even in places that have their own police departments. The Sheriff is a constitutionally established position with ultimate authority over the operations of this Office, answerable only to you the voters. We operate the County’s Jail, and in Portage County we operate the Juvenile Detention Facility and county-wide Communications Center. We also have additional duties tied to the office, such as the service of civil and criminal process and the protection of the courts. Otherwise, we are essentially the same in our function and mission.
Some call it the “Sheriff’s Department,” others call it the “Sheriff’s Office.” Which is correct?
The Sheriff is elected to the Office of the Sheriff, therefore we are the “Sheriff’s Office.” Agencies run by elected officials are offices, such as the District Attorney’s Office, Clerk of Courts Office, and County Executive’s Office. Departments, on the other hand, are run by appointed department heads, answerable to the County Executive and County Board rather than directly to the electorate, and are constructs of the County, such as the Finance Department, Highway Department, and Emergency Management Department. The use of the term Sheriff’s Department is incorrect.
What’s the difference between the Sheriff and a Deputy Sheriff?
The Sheriff is a constitutionally established elected position. This person is the head of the Sheriff’s Office and senior law enforcement officer in the County. There is only one Sheriff. Those sworn law enforcement officers that work for the Sheriff, regardless of their rank, are the Sheriff’s deputies; thus the term Deputy Sheriff.
Does the Sheriff’s Office have a ride-along program?
Yes and No. The Sheriff’s Office does not accept walk-in requests to ride along due to staffing restrictions. We do allow individual deputies to request particular persons to ride with them for a specific shift, but these need to be initiated by that officer. We do allow certain public officials, program participants, and interns to ride-along under limited circumstances.
Can I intern at the Sheriff’s Office?
Perhaps. We have partnered with several institutions of higher learning to provide intern opportunities for their students. For more information, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I apply for a position at the Sheriff’s Office?
If you are interested in a position as a deputy sheriff, you need to register with and test through Empco. We have partnered with the Badger State Sheriff’s Association for creating a state-wide multi-agency testing and candidate pool, which allow you to apply for as many or as few sheriff’s offices in Wisconsin as you wish. More information can be found at: https://www.empco.net/wis/, or by clicking on the Employment tab on our Facebook page.
Parking Tickets can be paid by using the ticket/envelope to mail your check/money order payment into the Sheriff’s Office at 1500 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481-3542. Otherwise, you can come directly to the Sheriff’s Office to pay in cash or check during business hours. If you fail to pay your ticket, your vehicle registration will be suspended, and it will cost you an additional $50 by WisDOT to clear it, plus any citations you may receive.