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 mission of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department is to enhance the quality of life in Wood County by working cooperatively with the community to enforce the law, preserve the peace and provide for a safe environment.  The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is committed to accomplishing its mission by treating everyone with courtesy, professionalism and respect.  The Wood County Sheriff’s Department will enforce the laws impartially and with the highest ethical standards; fighting crime through deterrence, education and community partnerships.



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