Wood County Sheriff's Department Employment Information




About Wood County:

  Founded 1856

   County Seat: Wisconsin Rapids

    Largest City: Marshfield

Population 75,555 (2000 Census)

            809 Square Miles

            793 Square Miles of Land

            17 Square Miles of Water

Wood County is centrally located in Wisconsin and is within a two hour drive of nearly every major city in the state.  We have 6 public and three private school districts to choose  from located throughout the county.  Wood County offers a variety of activities at any of our 7 recreational parks, 3 rivers, many lakes, 38,000 acres of county forest land, and 18,500 acres of Wood County State Wildlife Area.  These areas allow for hunting, camping, boating and other outdoor activities including a 400 acre ATV Park, 258 miles of snowmobile trails and Approximately 14 miles of cross country skiing trails.  Sandhill and Meade Wildlife Preserves both offer a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, wildlife viewing and hunting.  The Wisconsin State Water Ski Show is held annually at Lake Wazeecha in the Wisconsin Rapids Area.  Our neighboring counties offer numerous other outdoor recreational activities in addition to those available here. 

Sheriff's Department Information:

 43 Sworn Personnel  (see flow chart below)

Wood County Sheriff

Chief Deputy

3 Captains (Patrol Division / Investigations Division / Jail Division)

 6 Investigator Sergeants to include: 1 Computer Crimes, 1 Juvenile Affairs, 1 Drug / general Investigations, 3 General Investigators

 4 Patrol Lieutenants

 2 Jail Lieutenants

 1 Process Server

 23 Patrol Deputies

2 K-9 Deputy

Special Response Team:

8 Entry Team Members

1 K-9 Entry Team Member

4 Sharpshooters

4 Negotiators

DAAT / EVOC / Firearms / Taser Instructors

          Accident Reconstruction Team             

Snowmobile Patrol

Boat Patrol

Seasonal Weights Enforcement

Field Training Program: 8 Field Training Deputies

Rescue Squad

Part Time Deputies / Parks Patrol

Project Lifesaver

7 Part Time Transport Officers

2 Full Time Transport Officers

1 Admin. Programs Officer

1 Admin. Court Officer

1 Admin. Warrant Officer

1 Lead Corrections Officers

18 Corrections Officers 

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