SHERIFF K9 UNIT
The Dunn County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit consists of three specifically trained K-9’s. The K-9 unit services the Sheriff’s Office and is available to other police agencies in Dunn County that request its assistance. K-9 officers undergo training to keep their skills sharp so they are ready when called for duty. The Dunn County K-9 units also provide aid to other police agencies in West-Central Wisconsin that may request their assistance. To request Dunn County’s K-9 assistance, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 715-232-1348.
Rip and Ranger are German Shepherds trained by K9 Services of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are both trained as a patrol dogs capable of narcotics detection, human tracking and criminal apprehension.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office has a third K-9 being utilized in a different fashion. Rookie is a black golden doodle who is being trained as the department’s therapy dog. Rookie’s duties include comforting and providing support to victims in Dunn County on scene and during interviews, providing support to officers after traumatic incidents, and accompanying our D.A.R.E. officer to classes.
RESERVE DEPUTY UNIT
The Dunn County Reserve-Deputy Division consists of up to 30 reserve deputies. The reserves are supervised by reserve sergeants, and one reserve lieutenant. The unit is supervised by the Field Services Captain. The reserve deputies work a variety of events throughout the county when contracted policing is required or for events that require extra police presence. Some reserves that complete the field-training program can fill open patrol shifts due to deputy sick leave, vacation, or other absences. Reserve deputies are certified, armed, and fully sworn deputies with arrest powers.
DUNN COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS
The Dunn County First Responder Program is coordinated through the Sheriff’s Office. This program consists of volunteers that respond to calls for emergency medical assistance. This program is run in part on donations from various organizations and community members.
This program has assisted law enforcement in saving many lives over the years it has been in existence. If you are interested in becoming a first responder, please contact 715-231-2938.