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The Forest County Sheriff's Office is now a part of the Wisconsin VINE System click on the VINE Link at the bottom of the page for more information.

On behalf of my staff, I would like to welcome you to the Forest County Sheriffs Office website. Our office, established in 1885 takes great pride in serving our citizens. The purpose of the this site is to provide the residents and visitors of Forest County information regarding the Sheriffs Office and its role in keeping Forest County safe. Our website has been designed to be informative and to provide you with tools to assist our agency in providing better law enforcement services to our area.

Thank You,
Sheriff John Dennee


Receive Trusted Alerts from the Forest County Sheriff's Office to your cell phone or email.

Sheriff Dennee is continuing his efforts to build stronger communications between his office and the community. You may now receive trusted alerts directly from the Forest County Sheriff's Office. Nixle is a web based publishing system that allows us to create and assign messages at a priority level ensuring important information reaches you in a timely manner. Such messages can consist of Severe Weather Alerts, Missing Children Alerts, Missing Person Alerts, Hazardous Situation Alerts, and Informational Alerts.
There is no charge for registering, but standard text messaging rates associated with your mobile phone service will apply. Click on the Nixel Icon above for more information.


Effective July 1, 2015 each sled operating on a WI public snowmobile trails will be required to display a Wisconsin trail pass, the pass is to be purchased annually.

There is a $20.00 savings off the standard $30.00 trail pass fee for members of both a snowmobile club and the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs. Nonresident trail passes will increase from $35 to $50. The new fee structure supports local trail maintenance and will generate additional revenue for the state snowmobile program fund.

The trail pass may be purchased over the counter at many authorized sales locations or by calling WDNR at 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463)


Traffic Education Class

Beginning Jan. 7th, 2014 Traffic Offenders will have the option of enrolling in the Sheriff's Office Traffic Education Program when receiving citations for minor traffic offenses. What this means to you is, if a Deputy issues you a citation and you have not had any traffic convictions with in the past 12 months, you can be eligible to take the class. If you successfully pass the class, your citation will be dismissed.


Firearms Safety Locks

Firearms Safety Locks are now available at the Forest County Sheriff's Office. The locks are provided to you at no cost. The Forest County Sheriff's Office has partnered with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Project Child Safe, to promote safe firearms storage. Feel free to stop by the Sheriff's Office to pick up a free gun lock.

In July 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a national If You See Something, Say Something public awareness campaign a simple and effective program to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and violent crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper state and local law enforcement authorities.

To augment the national, If You See Something, Say Something campaign in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Fusion Centers have instituted WiWatch to provide a portal to educate the public and provide a means to report suspicious activity.

A critical element of the missions of the Wisconsin Fusion Centers is ensuring that the civil rights and civil liberties of persons are not diminished by our security efforts, activities, and programs. Consequently, the WiWATCH campaign respects civil rights and liberties by emphasizing behavior, rather than appearance, in identifying suspicious activity.


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K-9 Donations

If you would like to make a donation to the Forest County Sheriff's Office K-9 program, you can do so by clicking the "DONATE" button below. Donations are greatly appreciated and the funds go directly towards the K-9 program.