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Due to the recent heavy rainfalls for the Fox River Basin area which has resulted in significantly higher water flows, water levels and cold water temperatures, the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department has issued a "BOATING ADVISORY".  This advisory is to notify the boating public to be extra cautious when using the Fox River within Outagamie County.  This is to prevent injuries to boaters that may be caused from fast moving water near dams and spillways, damage to boats from striking partial submerged debris moving with the current, striking submerged hazards and hypothermia from the cold water temperatures.  This advisory is to be considered temporary and will be monitored by the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department.

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 320 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911-5989

Phone: (920) 832-5605
Fax: (920) 832-5263
TDD: (920) 832-5007


2016 Annual Report  [PDF]

The mission of the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department is to enhance the quality of life in Outagamie County by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the U.S. Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment.

Law enforcement, in the course of performing its primary mission, is required to deal with both dangerous and difficult situations.  The Outagamie County Sheriff's Department accepts this responsibility and supports its members in the accomplishment of these tasks.  This means that the department encourages all employees, as the situation permits, to think before they act within the purview of their training.





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