BOATING ADVISORY! Due to the heavy spring snow melt and recent rain for the Fox River Basin area which has resulted in significantly higher water flow and water levels, 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 to prevent injuries to boaters that may result from fast moving water near dams and spillways, damage from striking partially submerged debris moving with the current, and striking submerged obstructions. This advisory is to be considered temporary and will be monitored by the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department.
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Sheriff Bradley G. Gehring
320 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911-5989
Phone: (920) 832-5605
Fax: (920) 832-5263
TDD: (920) 832-5007
2013 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.