Meet Captain Michel
The Brown County Jail is led by Captain Heidi Michel. Captain Michel has been with the Sheriff's Office for 27 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Captain Michel has worked in each division of the jail, including juveniles, females, Huber, and lock up, as well as a field training officer. In 2001 she was promoted to intake corporal and in 2010 she was promoted to Lieutenant. In 2018 Captain Michel was promoted to her current position as Jail Captain.
If you would like to contact Captain Michel, please click here to email
Meet Lieutenant Brisbane
Lt. Scott Brisbane began his career with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Jail Division in 1998. A graduate
of Ferris State University, Lt. Brisbane has his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. During his time with Brown County, he has been a Field Training Officer, member of the Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Tactical Training Unit. In 2017 Lt. Brisbane was promoted to Security Lieutenant and in 2020 to Assistant Jail Administrator. He is a Certified Public Manager and class six graduate of the University of Wisconsin Command College.If you would like to contact Lt. Brisbane, please click here to email.
About the Jail
The Brown County Jail has a capacity of 735 adults and 15 juveniles.
- In 2018, approximately 800 inmates were held in the Brown County Jail per day including Huber and Electronic Monitoring Program.
- 5 indirect pods - 1 segregation, 2 female pods, 1 max security, and 1 assessment pod
- 4 direct supervision pods
- 1 juvenile pod
- 1 inmate worker pod
- A future expansion would include an additional 128 beds allowing for flexibility in the jail to house inmates by various classification levels and genders.
- Correctional officers
- Intake corporals
- Housing corporals
- Training corporal
- Juvenile superintendent
- Lieutenants (watch commanders, security Lieutenant and work release lieutenant)
- EMP records specialist
- Jail Chaplain- volunteers at the jail and supports the staff and inmates.
- The program allows inmates with Huber privileges to serve their jail time at home with an electronic bracelet with GPS capabilities, and alcohol consumption recognition.
- This program is run by 1 sworn sergeant and 2 sworn officers.
The Brown County Sheriff's Office Jail Division will promote a safe, secure and humane housing facility for all staff, inmates and the community it serves. Brown County is committed to meet or exceed the standards established by the United States Constitution and applicable Wisconsin State Statutes and Administrative Codes.
The Brown County Sheriff's Office Jail Division is an integral part of the law enforcement community, dedicated to serving all law enforcement agencies in a safe and efficient manner.
A high level of safety and security will be achieved through the utilization of an objective classification plan, the utilization of positive incentives to encourage good behavior in the inmate population, and adherence to the principles of direct supervision.
Brown County is committed to providing inmate programs that can lead to personal growth, rehabilitation and reintegration into the community
These goals will be accomplished by our commitment to maintain sufficient, well trained, professional correction staff and policies and procedures that meet the evolving needs of both the facility and the community.