A Little About the Office
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is headed by the elected position of Sheriff, who in conjunction with the Chief Deputy is responsible for the daily operation of the five divisions and the administrative staff. The five divisions are the Patrol Division, the Investigative Division, the Professional Standards Division, the Support Services Division and the Jail Division.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is located at 2684 Development Drive in the Village of Bellevue. The offices moved to its new location on July 13th, 2011. The offices had prevuously been located at 300 E. Walnut Street in Green Bay in the Courthouse Complex next to the Brown County Detention Center. The new office building had previously been a car dealership and was remodeled in 2011 to accommodate the current and future needs of the Sheriff's Office. The new facility houses the Patrol Division, Investigative Division, Professional Standards Division, Administrative offices, the Records Section, Civil Process section and vehicle maintenance division.The Sheriff's Office 2010 table of organization consists of 155 sworn officers and 166 non-sworn personnel. The agency is the fourth largest Sheriff’s Office in the state.
Officers of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office patrol in 13 townships and five villages and also have responsibility for the entire beltline system in the metropolitan area. The city of Green Bay has the only complete highway beltline circling it in the state. Beginning in 1997, the department’s fleet of patrol squads have been equipped with mobile computer terminals that have access to state, county and municipal records. Officers will be able to query all important records directly from their squads.
There are a variety of positions within the Sheriff’s Office, these include: Patrol Officer, Court Officer, Jailer, Transportation Officer, Civil Process Server and Investigator. In addition, officers can specialize in fields such as K-9 Unit, D.A.R.E./GREAT, School Liaison Officer, Accident Reconstruction, S.W.A.T., Snowmobile Patrol, Boat Patrol, Vehicle Inspection, Honor Guard, Range Instructor, Arson Investigator, Bomb Technician, and the Brown County Drug Task Force (undercover drug agent.)
All officers of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office are required to be certified by the Wisconsin Department of Training and Standards Bureau. New officers hired who do not have their Training and Standards certifications are sent to the Recruit Academy at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin to complete the required hours.
New officers are required to participate and pass a 14-week Field Training Officer Program. In addition, new officers receive training in the use of department firearms and Defense and Arrest Tactics. New officers are made familiar with the operation of all the department’s divisions.
Each officer receives a minimum of 24 hours of in-service training a year selected in concurrence with his/her assignment. Specialized areas of the department are afforded extra training according to the needs of the position (S.W.A.T., Arson Unit, K-9, etc.) All officers receive firearms/ defense and arrest tactics training and certification on a routine basis.
Brown County recruits for the position of Deputy Sheriff on an annual basis. From that recruitment, an eligibility list is established from which vacancies are filled.
The city of Green Bay and Brown County will conduct joint recruitment and testing for the position of Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff. Interested applicants can take one test for both departments’ eligibility lists.
Recruitment announcements typically appear in the Green Bay Press-Gazette, on line @ www.co.brown.wi.us , Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, the Wisconsin Employment Opportunities Bulletin and Law Enforcement Bulletin. Information may also be obtained from the Brown County Human Resources Department at 920/448-4065. Applications are accepted once per year, typically at the beginning of April.
- At least 21 years of age
- A United States citizen with no felony convictions
- Possess an Associate Degree in Police Science or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college
- Pass a written test:
- oral interviews
- background investigation
- physical agility test
- medical examination
- drug test
- psychological examination
- No residency requirement
* These requirements are subject to change
Applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Obtained from the Human Resources Department
Brown County Human Resources Department
305 E. Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
An Equal Opportunity Employer
About Brown County
Brown County has been called the birthplace of Wisconsin. It was formally established as part of the Michigan Territory in 1818 and comprised the entire eastern half of the present State of Wisconsin. It was named for Major General Jacob Brown, a leader of the War of 1812 and subsequent General-In-Chief of the United States Army.
Brown County has a population of over 234,000 residents and an area of 538 square miles. It is composed of 13 townships, nine villages and two cities. Green Bay, the principal city of Brown County, is the third largest city in the state. Green Bay is a major manufacturing center for paper making, food processing and non-electrical machinery production. It is also a regional medical center having three hospitals.
Brown County boasts many wonderful tourist attractions, including: The Weidner Center, the N.E.W. Zoo, Heritage Hill State Park, the National Railroad Museum, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Bay Beach Amusement Park, and the Brown County Arena and Expo Center. Some other recreational activities include boating on the Fox River and Bay of Green Bay, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing (cross country and downhill) and snowmobiling.
The Brown County area has many quality school systems. It is also the home of two major four-year colleges, the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and St. Norbert College. In addition, there is a two-year technical college, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
The area hosts many sports activities, including semi-professional hockey and baseball teams, numerous college sporting events, and of course, Green Bay is the home of the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers.