The Administrative Division plans, organizes, reviews
and records all Department activities. The
annual budget is formed here with input from the other divisions. The
Administrative staff performs accounting, clerical duties, records
management & processing, and the
coordination of computer operations with Technology Resources .
The Jail Division oversees the intake
and holding of all prisoners. The staff is responsible for the care and
security of the inmates and related duties such as transportation to
out-of-county court appointments and other secure facilities. The Ozaukee
County Jail runs a prisoner boarding program, holding persons for such
agencies as the US Marshal Service & Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
The officers of the Patrol Division travel the roads
and highways of Ozaukee County enforcing State laws and County ordinances.
They respond to all emergency and non-emergency calls for service. They
also investigate crimes and motor vehicle crashes. During the winter
season, they activate their snowmobile patrol team. They serve arrest
warrants issued by the courts and papers for the Civil Process Division.
Sheriff's Department detectives
investigate criminal activities that occur within Ozaukee County. Examples
include burglaries, thefts, batteries, sexual assaults and juvenile
crimes. The detectives also staff the Ozaukee
County Anti-Drug Task Force along with other municipal officers.
The dispatchers of the Communications Division manage
the radio communications for our personnel as well as emergency fire,
rescue and ambulance personnel from several communities in Ozaukee County.
They maintain a contact with other law enforcement and emergency services
agencies. They answer phones, send and receive messages on the teletype
system and monitor a multitude of public and private alarm systems. They
manage the arrest warrants issued by our Circuit Court and make entries
through our Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) program.
Civil Process Division
The Civil Process Division receives, serves and returns
all civil litigation papers that are brought to the Department by
citizens, attorneys and the courts. There are many types of civil actions
that are allowed by law and they usually involve the service (delivery) of
a summons, order, subpoena, notice or other type of document. The
supervising sergeant is also responsible for our Community Services
The Division of Emergency Management is responsible for
the development, implementation and management of
Ozaukee counties disaster prevention, preparedness,
response, recovery and mitigation efforts. It is
responsible for the County’s Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
and coordinates the activities for the County’s
Emergency Operations Center (EOC). During a large
scale, multi jurisdictional incidents the EOC will serve
as a central location where representatives of the
public and private sectors convene to make decisions,
set priorities and coordinate resources for response and
Special Response Team
(SRT), known in some areas as a SWAT team, responds to high-risk,
emergency situations which pose a threat to the community. Using special
weapons and tactics, the SRT mission is to resolve these situations
without injury or death to responders, hostages, suspects or innocent
citizens. The SRT is coordinated by the Sheriff’s Department with members
responding from several law enforcement agencies in the County.
Ozaukee County Anti-Drug Task Force
is a cooperative effort of Sheriff's deputies and officers from other law
enforcement agencies in the county. The Anti-Drug Task Force conducts drug
related investigations in the county and involves liaison with other drug
enforcement agencies and undercover work.
Our Special Deputies
are part-time officers who receive the same training as full-time
officers. They assist our Patrol Division at events such as Port
Washington Fish Day and the Ozaukee County Fair, as well as at disaster
sites and civil disturbances. They enhance their training and experience
by riding with the department's patrol officers.