Sheriff Mark Kelsey
Welcome to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department website.
We are dedicated to providing the safest environment and highest level of service possible in an effort to improve the quality of life for all citizens and visitors of Sawyer County. It is our goal, through innovative leadership and a partnership with those whom we serve, to enforce all laws, deter criminal activity, protect life and property and maintain order. The men and women of the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department are dedicated to provide our citizens and visitors with a safe environment to live, work and play. Enjoy all that Sawyer County has to offer and be safe.
Sheriff Mark Kelsey
The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints reference a phone scam.
The phone call says it is Chippewa Valley Bank and your debit card has been locked, cancelled or frozen. The caller is requesting information about your account. Please do not give your information out.
We have checked with Chippewa Valley Bank and this is not being done by them, this is a phone scam.
Remember; never give your personal information out to anyone. Your bank will not request this information over the phone; that should be the first clue that this is a scam. If someone does requests your information and claims they are from your bank, just hang up and call your bank back to verify the request is real.
Be aware of a couple financial scams still circulating.
One is a letter received through the mail from Gainsborough Services Inc., stating the recipient has been selected to participate in a paid consumer research program. The recipient is to deposit a check (included in mailing) in their checking account, wait 24 hours and then withdraw a specific amount and wire the amount using Western Union to the “assigned receiving agent.”
In reality the original check will be bad and the recipient will be sending their own money to the swindler.
The second scam is circulated through e-mail. A person’s e-mail list is hacked and all of their contacts are e-mailed that their family/friend is being held captive in a location and they need money to be set free. This type of scam can play on a person’s emotions because it is posed as believable and involves a loved one. Please do not act on this e-mail without first trying to contact your loved one to verify their safety.
If you receive any potential scams and would like any help deciphering whether they are legit or not, please contact your local law enforcement agency.
Deputy Nick Al-Moghrabi and his K-9 partner Trace completed their drug detection certification on November 27, 2013 at the canine training academy in St. Paul, MN. Deputy Al-Moghrabi and Trace will continue to serve the residents of Sawyer County in now another aspect. Trace is trained on many drugs and will continue to be an instrumental asset to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office and our fight against crime. Thank you and congratulations Deputy Al-Moghrabi and Trace!