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 would like to take the time to express our condolences to the family of Trooper Trevor Casper and to his colleagues at the Wisconsin State Patrol. Trooper Casper was killed in the line of duty on March 24th while attempting to apprehend a bank robbery suspect.
A lot of people do not realize there is a resource for Veteran’s in Sawyer County. As a supporter of our neighbor and Veteran’s I would like to share some of the abilities that Veteran’s Service Officer Renee Brown has as Sawyer County’s Officer. Depending on eligibility (i.e. time in service/residency/military service character) her office can assist Veterans with VA Health Care, including counseling services; VA Disability Compensation; VA Pensions for war time service and low income Veterans; education benefits; etc. The office can also help homeless Veterans (if they are willing to accept the help and follow through with the program guidelines), with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Assistance Program (including Veterans Homeless shelters); Supportive Services for Veteran Families through our local Indianhead Community Action Agency; and Veterans Assistance Funds to assist with emergency situations.
Wisconsin Veteran state program is outlined here: http://dva.state.wi.us/WebForms/WDVA_B0202-Veteran-Housing-Recovery-Program.pdf
This is more information for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families: http://www.indianheadcaa.org/ssvf.htm
You can always call the Sawyer County Veteran’s Service Office at 715-634-2770
K-9 Deputy Nick Al-Moghrabi and K-9 partner, Trace receive an award of excellence at Public Safety on Tuesday, February 10th. The K-9 team assisted the Wisconsin Department of Justice with a search, which after Trace hit, 14.5 pounds of marijuana was seized. Both Nick and Trace received medallions and letters of recognition. Thanks to the K-9 team, a massive quantity of drugs stayed off our streets.