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
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. The class is a one night class from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Inmate Work Crew
Sheriff Dennee is very excited to announce that again this summer the Forest County Jail's "Inmate Work Crew" will be removing trash from the Forest County ditches. Sheriff Dennee believes it will not only save taxpayer dollars, but also give the inmates incentive to behave while in jail and to work, hopefully strengthening a desire to contribute more positively in society.
Forest County Snowmobile trails opened on Friday, December 20, 2013.
The clubs have been panning the trails and have them all cleared and signed. Trails have a thick, hard base. Watch out for icy spots and ride with caution. When riding in dangerously cold temps be sure to dress in layers, ride with a friend, fuel up whenever you are near a pump and keep the tank full, tell someone where you are riding and when to expect you back, ride on marked trails only, and know what trail segment you are on in case of an emergency.
The Forest County Sheriff's Office encourages all riders to drive careful and have a safe and fun snowmobile season.
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.
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.
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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K-9 DonationsIf 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.