Wood County Sheriff Department

Thomas Reichert became the 42nd Sheriff in the history of Wood County in June 2005 when he was appointed to fill a vacant position by Governor Jim Doyle. In 2006, Sheriff Reichert was elected to his first full four year term by the voters of Wood County. Sheriff Reichert began his service to Wood County when he was appointed Deputy Sheriff by Sheriff Robert Bodette in 1982. He worked as a Jailer, Road Deputy, and Acting Shift Commander through 1990. He was then appointed Juvenile Affairs Investigator, a position he held until his 2005 appointment as Sheriff. Sheriff Reichert holds a Master's Degree in Leadership and Bachelor Degrees in Management and Criminal Justice. He has been a Wood County resident his entire life.
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Chief Deputy Randal Dorshorst began his law enforcement career in Wood County in 1988 when appointed to a Reserve Deputy position. Chief Deputy Dorshorst served in many capacities at Wood County; Reserve Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Investigator-Sergeant, Investigative Lieutenant, Sniper, Firearms Instructor and Armorer, Boat Safety Instructor, Fleet Administrator, and Field Training Officer. Sheriff Thomas Reichert promoted Dorshorst to Chief Deputy in December 2010. Dorshorst has been a lifelong resident of Wood County and has a degree in Police Science.

The Wood County Sheriff's Department will be a public service example by providing the full range of law enforcement services needed by Wood County citizens in the 21st Century. The Department will enforce laws to protect life and property, properly maintain and administer a cutting edge jail facility including implementation of innovative means of incarceration and assist in the lawful function of the Circuit Court. Additionally the Department will be committed to specialized and support services to provide "cutting edge" investigations and necessary responses and outcomes to our citizens.

We will accomplish these objectives by employing highly skilled, highly trained personnel held to exceptional personal and ethical standards with responsibility to respond to our organizational and community needs. ________________________________________________________________________________________________


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