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
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.
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.
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.
3rd Annual K-9 Fundraiser
The Forest County Sheriff's Dept. will hold it's 3rd Annual K-9 Fundraiser at the Nicolet Golf Course in Laona, WI. July 25th, 2015 at 11:30 am.
The proceeds from this event will go directly to the Forest County Sheriff's Office K-9 program.
Prescription Drug Drop Box
For your convenience, you may now drop off your un-used prescriptions or Over-the-Counter medications at the Lobby of the Sheriffs Office. Please deposit the un-used prescriptions in the white Drug Drop Box. There is no fee.
Items Not Allowed
Liquids, Creams, Syringes, Lotions, Chemo Therapy Drugs, Aerosols & Inhalers, Needles, Mercury Thermometers.