Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Grant County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1000 N Adams St, Lancaster, 53813 WI
  • Chief:
Phone: 608-723-2157
Fax: (608) 723-2377

Grant County Sheriff's Office is located at 1000 N Adams St, Lancaster, 53813 WI. The Grant County Sheriff's Office phone number is 608-723-2157.

Grant County Sheriff's Office News

Thank you to all Veterans on this Veterans day! We say a special thanks to all the veterans that work at the Sheriff's Office. Because of your service, we have the freedoms we take for granted. May we never forget the sacrifices you made to serve our country!

*****owner has been located***** The Grant County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate the owners of 3 young holsteins with orange/red ear tags that are running loose north of Fennimore along hwy 61. If you know who they may belong please give us a call 608-723-2157.

Found Holstein heifers: Two Holstein heifers have been located on a farm near Willow Branch Road (Ellenboro Township). The property owners have them secured for now and advise they have brown ear tags with numbers in the high 300's. * If they belong to you or know of anyone with cattle like this. Please contact the Sheriff's Office at 723-2157.

It is our honor to recognize Part-time Deputy Jerry Letcher for his 50+ years of service to the citizens of Grant County! As of October 7th he has officially retired after many years of doing part-time work for the Sheriff's Office. From picking up stray dogs, to working dances and parades, to helping transport prisoners, to directing traffic at crash scenes, to helping at our Shop with a Cop events, Deputy Letcher was always willing to help out. We are so thankful for the work he's done over these years, as the days of the part-time law enforcement officer is slowly going away. The men & women who do this provide invaluable support to law enforcement agencies! Deputy Letcher is considered by his peers to be one of the most loyal law enforcement officers in the area. His love for what he did all those years was evident in his smile each time he walked into the Sheriff's Office in uniform. The members of the Sheriff's Office will miss the clicking of his cowboy boots on the tile floor. Thank you Jerry and enjoy your retirement from law enforcement, you've earned it! Sheriff Nate Dreckman Chief Deputy Jack Johnson Captain Tony Sheckles and the rest of the Sheriff's Office Staff

*****update Hwy 133 is now open***** Hwy 133 between Hwy 18 and CTH C (north of Mt Hope) is closed for a semi rollover crash. Please avoid the area if possible.

*****update all lanes of hwy 151 are now open***** 1 lane of sb Hwy 151 from Airport Rd to Woody Ln (south of Platteville) will be closed around 9am this morning for a couple hours while the accident scene from yesterday afternoon is cleaned up. Please use caution, and slow down traveling through the area.

*****Update we have 1 sb lane 1 nb lane of hwy 151 open at this time. The remaining lanes will probably be closed for some time yet. Please slow down and have patience through the scene. Hwy 151 is closed both north and south lanes from Cth O to Dickeyville due to a crash. Detour for SB traffic will be exit hwy 80 south from hwy 151 to hwy 11, hwy 11 wb back to hwy 151. Detour for NB traffic is exit 151 into Dickeyville Hwy 61 to Lancaster to Hwy 81 sb to Platteville to Hwy 151.

Highway 35/61 from Dickeyville to the Hwy 61/81 intersection (near Larrys Welding) will be closed from November 5th to November 9th for road work and will not be passable. The posted detour will be Hwy 81 to Platteville to Hwy 151.

Deputy Matt Small and Deputy Mason Nemitz spent last night at the annual Potosi Trunk and Treat handing out candy to the kids and letting them take a look at our armored search and rescue vehicle. Thanks to the Potosi EMS for putting on such a fun event!

October 20, 2018 is National Move Over Day. A reminder that when you see emergency or service vehicles on or along the road with warning lights on, to slow down and move over. This includes our Fire Departments, EMS Units, Law Enforcement, Highway Crews and Tow Services! Please do your part and help keep our first responders and other highway service personnel safe! We have already experienced several incidents in Grant County of drivers not moving over. A Grant County Squad was struck and numerous Fire Departments and Tow Truck Operators have had close calls. Do your part and spread the message. #MoveOver #MoveOverSlowDown #WeAllGoHome Sheriff Nate Dreckman

The Grant County Sheriff's Office has partnered with the Aging, Disability and Resource Center to offer a drug take back day during Elderfest, being held on October 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Youth & Ag Building at the Grant County Fairgrounds. If you or someone you know is coming to this event, have them bring unused medications to properly dispose of them. Here are the guidelines: Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications. Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas). • Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear seal-able plastic bag. Plastic pill containers will not be collected. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed. • Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted. • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers. • All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process. Law enforcement personnel should not handle the medications at any time. Let's do our part and help keep unused medications from reaching the street and being abused. Remember there are collection boxes in the following locations year round: Muscoda Village Hall, Boscobel Police Department, Fennimore Police Department, Lancaster Police Department, Platteville Police Department, and the Dickeyville Police Department. Sheriff Nate Dreckman

If you receive a call or voicemail from (608)713-9022 do not answer or call it back. This is a scam phone call associated with our last post. The direct number for The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has not changed.

The Sheriff's Office has received at least two complaints today of someone calling local business, identifying themselves a Grant County Deputy and then telling the person " there was a warrant for her arrest for not showing up for jury summons. This caller wanted the person to wire money and the warrant would be satisfied." This is a scam, as the Sheriff's Office doesn't normally call people to tell them they have a warrant, we knock on your door to tell you in person you have a warrant. Secondly, anytime someone uses the term "wire" them money, it's most likely a scam. There are lots of these types of scams happening right now, so make sure you speak with the elderly people in your family, because that seems to be the target of these scams. Be safe! Sheriff Nate Dreckman

This looks like a great event! Get signed up and fill the room!

UPDATE- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 ROAD CLOSURES/WATER OVER THE ROAD These have been the only ones reported at the time of this post. ** Heavy rain threat ended. Flooding continues on some area rivers... The heavy rain threat has ended across the area however flooding concerns will continue on area rivers for several days. Be alert for rising water levels and flooding if you live near or have interests along a river. OPEN ** Oak Road in Paris Township is closed at the bridge to Stanton Road ** Ellenboro Road in Ellenboro Township is closed from HWY 81 into Ellenboro ** Big Platte Road in Harrison Township is closed from Cty O to Hank Ln * The bridge at Hippy Hollow was reported out, but passable. * Water over the road at Dutch Hollow (west of County U) and Hippy Hollow Rd (east of VanNatta Ln) * Water over the road on Sinsinawa Road in Hazel Green Township

Roads update, As of right now all roads in Grant County that were affected by flooding should be back open!

ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 2018 AT 1:18PM CST, FEMA WILL BE CONDUCTING A NATIONWIDE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT (WEA) AND EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS) TEST USING THE PRESIDENTIAL ALERT CODE. THE TEST REQUIRES NO ACTION ON THE RECEIVERS PART IT IS SIMPLY TO VALIDATE THAT THE WEA/EAS SYSTEM IS FUNCTIONING AS DESIGNED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT: HTTPS://WWW.FEMA.GOV/EMERGENCY-ALERT-TEST

Ellenboro Rd is now open

Sorry for the delay updating we were having internet issues this morning. We will post further updates as we get them. Closed Roads/Water over the Roadway * Oak Road - Paris Township (from HWY 35/61 in Dickeyville to Elm Rd). * Big Platte Rd - Harrison Township (from Cty O to Hank Rd) *CTH O -Harrison Township (Rockville Rd to Elm Rd) *Chaffie Hollow Rd-Waterloo Township (Salis Rd to Hwy 133) *Forest Rd-Muscoda Township (Blue River Rd to Scenic Trail Rd) *Ellenboro Rd-Ellenboro township (Hwy 81 to Airport Rd) *Rattlesnake Rd-Waterloo Township (Hwy 81 to Glassmaker Rd) *Porter Bridge Rd-Beetown Township (Slabtown Rd-Schildgen Ln)

Current Roads impacted by high water and flooding: as of 4:30 pm Closed Roads * Oak Road - Paris Township (from HWY 35/61 in Dickeyville to Stanton Road). * Big Platte Rd - Harrison Township (from Cty O to Hank Rd) * Pigeon River Rd - Beetown Township (where the Pigeon Creek crosses between CTY N and Five Points Rd) Water over the road * 6939 HWY 81 - Cassville Township (south of Rattlesnake Road) * Slabtown Rd @ Porter Bridge Rd - Beetown Township * Fairground Rd (north end) - Patch Grove Township * CTY E @ Pine Knob Ln - on the border of Liberty and Clifton Townships * Ellenboro Rd (just off HWY 81 - Ellenboro bottoms) - Ellenboro Township

Officer Jeremy Kass of the Boscobel Police Department is going through a very difficult time with significant health issues due to cancer. It is at the point where he will no longer be able to serve the citizens of Boscobel after faithfully serving for 12 years. The medical bills and other costs are beginning to accumulate, so members of the Boscobel Police Department have started a GoFundMe page to help his wife and two small children defer some of the costs. Whatever you can do to help out, please do. Watch the video and Officer Travis Dregne will give you an update on everything Officer Kass has gone through. There will be some additional fundraising events in the future, so be on the lookout for those as well. Thank you, Sheriff Nate Dreckman

There is no doubt that many of us recall this day 17 years ago. It was a day that we will never forget, as so many people lost their lives (2763 at the World Trade Center, including 343 Fire Fighters and Paramedics, 23 NYPD Officers, and 37 Port Authority Police Officers. Also 189 lives at the Pentagon, 64 lives on Flight 77 and 44 lives on Flight 93). If we remember back or we watch the documentaries, what I continue to be amazed about is how our fire fighters, paramedics and police officers stood and looked death in the face, cinched up their helmets, secured their duty belts, ducked their heads down and went straight into those buildings. Because of their selflessness, lives were saved; however they paid the ultimate price. We must never forget. This was an attack on our freedom, our way of life and since that time many men and woman have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we have. We must never forget. So take a moment today to surround yourself with silence and realize all you have. Pray, in whatever fashion you'd like, for those families affected by the events of 9/11/11, and for those families who continue to be affected. I did that this morning as I was out running. There was cool breeze in my face (it was a slight breeze, as I'm no speedster), I could hear the birds chirping and the sun just beginning to come up. It made me realize we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Grant County. I am thankful each day for all the men & women who don the uniform of a law enforcement officer or the uniform of a branch of the military and for all those who volunteer as fire fighters and EMT's. We appreciate all you do! The safety of our communities and country is priority number one! We will continue to pursue our mission to help make Grant County a safe and secure place to live, work and raise our families. Be safe! Sheriff Nate Dreckman

It's been a busy week out and about in the community. From Cops on a Rooftop at Dunkin' Donuts on Friday to raise money for Special Olympics, to the dunk tank fundraiser at the Grant County Fair for Shop with a Cop, to Shop with a Cop on Monday night! Thanks to all who donated at the Dunk Tank and a special thank you to Mighty Mac Trucking of Lancaster for a very generous donation! On Monday law enforcement officers, jailers and dispatchers took 31 kids school supply shopping at Walmart. Along with the school supplies, we were able to get them a back pack and a pair of shoes, for those that needed them. Thank you to the WGLR Holiday Auction for their support and the following agencies: Fennimore Police Department, UWP Police Department, Platteville Police Department, Cuba City Police Department, Lancaster Police Department and the member of the Grant County Sheriff's Office. We had a lot a fun, met some great kids and hopefully helped them kick the school year off on a good note!

Come out to the fair, we’ve got people in the dunk tank! We are here until 5 pm.

Thank you to the Grant County Fair for recognizing our local law enforcement prior to the races last night. It is our honor to serve our communities and we do it each day with great pride. The Grant County Law Enforcement Honor Guard presented the colors and there was a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by Rianna Straka. We appreciated the support from the crowd and know that we work hard each day to serve and protect the citizens of Grant County by providing them with a secure and safe environment.