Meet the Sheriff

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On behalf of myself and the dedicated men and women of the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department I am happy to welcome you to our official website. The Sheriff's Department is comprised of many divisions: patrol, investigations, communications, jail, clerical staff, recreation, reserves, and Administration; each is vital to the operation of the Department. The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department is proud of our programs and accomplishments, so please take a moment to look at all our departmental information.

I began my term as Sheriff of Chippewa County in January of 2007, however, my career with the Department began in 1978 as a patrolman. Throughout my years I have gained my professional experience as a drug unit investigator, SWAT team leader, evidence room technician, and most currently as an investigator.

My wife and I have been lifelong residents of Chippewa County, and have found Chippewa County a fine community in which to live, work, and raise our sons; who now carry on the tradition with their families, including grandchildren.

I am proud to be your Sheriff, and am committed to maintaining the quality of life in Chippewa County, protecting the Citizens of Chippewa County, and providing fiscally-responsible, professional law enforcement services. I will strive to continue the proud history of the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department. As your Sheriff I have an open door policy, and can be contacted at 715.726.7700.

Serving Chippewa County with Pride,

James L. Kowalczyk

Chippewa County Sheriff