100 South Park Ave. Crandon WI. 54520 Telephone 715-478-3331


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.

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.

Click it or Ticket.

The Forest County Sheriff’s Office recently received a grant for the Click it or Ticket program from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Total grant amount is $20,000 for the enforcement of Wisconsin seatbelt laws. The Click it or Ticket program will run the spring and summer of 2015. Remember to wear your seatbelt and drive safely.

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.

Firearms Safety Locks are now available at the Forest County Sheriff's Office. The locks are provided to you at no cost.

Own it? Respect it. Secure it. Responsible firearms storage is the number one way to help prevent firearm accidents. When firearms are stored responsibly in the home, families and communities are safer. The more often gun owners take steps to secure their firearms, the more accidents we can help prevent, and the fewer guns will end up in the hands of those who should not have access to firearms.

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.

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