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Contact: Phone: (920) 448-4200  •  Fax: (920) 448-4206
Physical Address: 2684 Development Drive  •  Green Bay WI  •  54311  •  Map
Office Hours: Monday - Friday; 8 am - 4:30 pm

About the Office

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The Sheriff's Office is headed by the elected position of Sheriff, who in conjunction with the Chief Deputy is responsible for the daily operations of 5 divisions, 1 specialty unit and the administrative staff. 
  • Patrol
  • Investigative
  • Professional Standards
  • Support Services 
  • Jail
  • Drug Task Force
The Sheriff's Office is located in the Village of Bellevue. Prior to the move in 2011, The Sheriff's Office was located in Downtown Green Bay in the courthouse complex next to the detention center. The current facility houses The Patrol, Investigative, Professional Standards, and Support Services divisions, Administrative Offices including records and civil process, as well as a vehicle maintenance garage.

The Sheriff's Office is the 4th Largest Sheriff's Office in the State 

Officers of the Brown County Sheriff's Office patrol in 13 townships and 5 villages. The Sheriff's Office also has responsibility of the entire beltline system in the Metropolitan area. Green Bay has the only complete highway beltline circling it in the state.

The department's fleet of patrol squads has been equipped with mobile computer terminals that have access to the state, county and municipal records, giving them access to query all important records and complete their reports directly from their squads. 

There are a variety of positions within the Sheriff's Office including: 
  • Patrol Deputy
  • Court Officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Transportation Officer
  • Civil Process Server
  •  Investigator
 In addition to these positions, officers can specialize in fields such as:
  • K9 unit
  • D.A.R.E.
  • School Recourse Officer
  • Crash Reconstruction
  • SWAT
  • Crisis Negotiator
  • Field Force
  • Dive Team
  • Traffic Team
  • I.C.A.C. (Internet Crimes Against Children)
  • Recreation Vehicle Patrol
  • Honor Guard
  • Use of Force/Range Instructor
  • Arson Investigator
  • Bomb Technician
  • Drug Task Force

Cadets- Brown County Youth Program

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The Public Safety Cadets (formerly the Explorers) is a nonprofit organization that aims to mentor, train and prepare young men and women between the ages of 14-21 for a career in Law Enforcement.   
  • The Brown County Sheriff's Cadet Program involves sworn deputies training and providing instruction about all aspects of the law enforcement field.
  • Training includes such topics as:
    • Firearms
    • Traffic stop
    • Domestic violence
    • Crash investigation 
    • Burglary in progress  
    • Crime scene investigation 
    • Hostage negotiations
    • First aid
  • The training gives Brown County's youth a great opportunity to decide whether a career in law enforcement may be right for them. 
  • The Cadets attend several competitions that are held throughout the State each year.  
  •  The Cadets also assist sworn deputies at community events.
This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours (and it doesn't look bad on a resume).   

This Brown County Sheriff's Cadet program is sponsored by:

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If you have an interest in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please email Deputy Jessica Smith.
Email: Click here
To see additional pictures of the Cadets, Click here
Cadets at State       Cadet in front of Squad car    Cadet-State Champions     

Job Requirements

To apply for a Deputy position with the Brown County Sheriff's Office you must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 21 years old 
  • Have a valid Wisconsin driver's license or a valid operator’s permit recognized by the Wisconsin DOT 
  • Have a high school or the equivalent verification
  • Have earned at least 60 associate level college credits or higher, or an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. (If this qualification is not met at the time of employment, the applicant must complete this requirement in 5 years.)
  • The applicant must be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that may adversely affect performance as a deputy and has submitted to a physical assessment conducted within 9 months prior to the first day of employment by a Wisconsin licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner 
  • The applicant has passed a pre-employment drug test within 120 days prior to the applicants first day of employment
  • The applicant has not been convicted of a federal felony, or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony, and has not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon. 
  • Complete a satisfactory oral interview
  • The applicant must be of good character. 
  • A written report is on file containing results of the following:
    • The fingerprinting of an applicant with a search of local, state, and national fingerprint records. 
    • A background investigation conducted by or behalf of the employer
    • Other investigations as deemed necessary to provide a basis of judgement on the applicant's loyalty to the United States or to detect conditions, which adversely affect performance of one's duty as a deputy. 
The Deputy application process
  • Apply online with Brown County
  • Be invited for one day of agility, written test and pre-interview
  • Be invited for command interview
  • Be invited for a pre-background interview
  • Full background investigation completed by Professional Standards
  • Receive a conditional offer by the Sheriff
  • Complete a psychological exam
  • Complete a polygraph
  • Complete medical and drug screenings
  • If the applicant is a good fit for Brown County, an official offer of employment may be given


To apply for a Corrections Officer position with the Brown County Sheriff's Office you must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Have a valid Wisconsin driver's license or a valid operator’s permit recognized by the Wisconsin DOT 
  • Have a high school or the equivalent verification
  • Preferred to have completed 60 college credits from an accredited college or university. Military or other related experience is accepted
  • The applicant must be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that may adversely affect performance as a deputy and has submitted to a physical assessment conducted within 9 months prior to the first day of employment by a Wisconsin licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner 
  • The applicant has passed a pre-employment drug test within 120 days prior to the applicants first day of employment
  • The applicant has not been convicted of a federal felony, or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony, and has not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon. 
  • Complete a satisfactory oral interview
  • The applicant must be of good character.  
  • A written report is on file containing results of the following:
    • The fingerprinting of an applicant with a search of local, state, and national fingerprint records. 
    • A background investigation conducted by or behalf of the employer
    • Other investigations as deemed necessary to provide a basis of judgement on the applicant's loyalty to the United States or to detect conditions which adversely affect performance of one's duty as a deputy
The Corrections Officer application process
  • Apply online with Brown County
  • Be invited for an interview
  • Be invited for pre-background interview
  • have a full background investigation completed by Professional Standards
  • Receive a conditional offer by the Sheriff
  • Complete a psychological exam
  • Complete a polygraph exam
  • Complete medical and drug screenings
  • If the applicant is a good fit for Brown County, an official offer of employment may be given
See WILENET for job opportunites for both The Sheriff's Office and the Jail. 

Training

All Deputies of the Brown County Sheriff's Office are required to be certified by the Wisconsin Department of Training and Standards Bureau. 
  • Deputies who have not yet completed their Training and Standards Certification will need to attend the academy to complete the required hours. 
New Deputies are required to participate in and pass a 14-week Field Training Officer Program. New Deputies will also receive training in the use of department firearms, defense and arrest tactics. New Officers are made with familiar with the operation of the all the department’s division. 

Each Deputy is required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of in-service training a year selected in concurrence with his/her assignment. 
  • Specialized areas of the department are afforded extra training according to the needs of the position (SWAT, Arson Task Force, K9, etc.).
 The Sheriff's Office recruits for the position of Deputy Sheriff on an annual basis. From that recruitment, an eligibility list is established from which vacancies are filled.