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.
Sheriff John Dennee
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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.
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Once again we are entering the time of year where deer-vehicle collisions increase. The majority of deer-vehicle collisions occur during the months of October and November when deer are most active during the breeding phase. Motorists should be aware of the potential for deer to cross roads at any time. Taking proper precautions like driving slow during evening and nighttime hours and scanning roadsides for deer can prevent many of these accidents from occurring.
Traffic Education Class
Sheriff John Dennee is pleased to announce a new program he has implemented. 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.
911 Hang up Calls
Each year Forest County Sheriffs Deputies respond to hundreds of 911 Hang Up calls. A good
majority of those 911 Hang Up calls are "Pocket Dials" or involve a small child playing with
the phone. Any 911 call that comes through the Forest County Dispatch Center, that hangs up, or even
accidentally dials, we send an officer out to meet with that person.
If you dialed 9-1-1 in error, please do not hang up the telephone. Instead, stay on the line and explain to the dispatcher that you dialed 911 by mistake and that you do not have an emergency. The Dispatcher will still send an Officer to meet with you however, we will have a better understanding in knowing that a true emergency does not exist.
The Forest County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer/Dispatcher. Please click on the Employment link in the Menu field for Job Description and Benefits.
Squad Cars for 2014
The Forest County Sheriff's Office will be patrolling the Roads and Highways in something different than what you are use to seeing. Ford discontinued making the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor therefor, we had to make a change. Sheriff Dennee in doing his research found the Ford Utility Police Interceptor was not only the most logical choice, he found the UTI to be the most cost efficient and cost effective.
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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.