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
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.
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.
Law Change Deer Car-Kill Permits
Wis. Stat. s. 29.349 now allows for possession and removal of a deer carcass from the scene of an accident once an individual notifies DNR by calling 608-267-7691 and provides their name, address, and the carcass location. This notification must be completed BEFORE taking possession or removing the carcass from the scene. Car killed Deer are no longer required to be tagged by a law enforcement officer, meaning the use of DNR-issued or TraCS generated car-kill deer tags can be discontinued.
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.
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.