A Note from Sheriff Steve Michek
On behalf of the men and women of the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office I welcome you to our website. We are hopeful that you will find this site easy to use and helpful in guiding you with your questions or concerns regarding the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department and its operations. Please feel free to respond with your suggestions to help us make this site work better for you in the future.
I am confident that you will gain further insight on the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department and its day to day activities. If you’re a citizen, prospective applicant or a fellow police officer take time learn about the Sheriff’s Department and Iowa County.
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First let me introduce myself, my name is Jesse Schreiner and I'm the project leader who can be used as your primary contact for the STH 23 road construction project. I assembled some questions and answers to hopefully help explain the upcoming road construction project. I hope this initial approach helps everyone understand what to expect in the coming weeks.
Q: So what exactly is going on?
A: Highway 23 is starting to deteriorate and we are going to perform some preventative maintenance to help extend the life of the roadway, reconstruct some really poor segments and incorporate safety improvements throughout the entire roadway segment being worked on.
Q: Where on STH 23 is this work being performed?
A: The project will consist of three segments of work. The southern segment consists of resurfacing and incorporating safety enhancements along STH 23. This portion starts on the north side of CTH ZZ and extends north through the Scenic Overlook and will remain open to local and tourist traffic (ie the road is closed but local residents and businesses seeking a destination within the project limits will still have access). Please be cautious when driving this segment because there will be construction crews and heavy equipment out on the roadway. Please be patient and remember to slow down!
The second segment, or as I'll refer to it as the middle segment, begins at the Scenic Overlook and extends north ending just south of Upper Wyoming Road. This segment of roadway will be reconstructed and closed to all traffic.
Finally, the northern segment begins at Upper Wyoming Road and continues through the Lower Wyoming Road intersection. Remember, local users will still have access to both resurfacing portions (north and south) but everyone will have to utilize the detour to navigate around the closed middle segment of roadway being reconstructed.
Q: Detour, what detour?
A: Work will begin this coming Monday, April 8th. As mentioned there are three segments to this roadway with the middle segment being completely closed. The closed segment between the Scenic Overlook and Upper Wyoming Road will begin April 8th when both a truck detour and local users detour will become operational. For all semi and truck traffic utilizing this corridor along STH 23, they will need to follow the signed detour that begins for northbound traffic in Dodgeville and ends in Spring Green and visa versa for southbound. Northbound traffic will be routed west along USH 18 toward Cobb where they'll turn north onto STH 80 until they reach Muscoda and turn east onto STH 60. Then at Gotham they'll turn east onto USH 14 and continue on USH 14 until they intersection STH 23 in Spring Green. Southbound traffic will follow the same route.
To help minimize delay, we have also incorporated a shorter detour route for cars and local users. This route will take northbound STH 23 traffic and detour them at STH 130 to the west and then onto CTH C. Follow CTH C east to the intersection of STH 23 just south of the Wisconsin River. Southbound traffic will follow a similar route.
I have attached an overview of both detours to help portray the assigned routes. I would also like to add that Iowa County has (or will be) adding weight restrictions along CTH C, CTH T and CTH Z. Please help inform your vendors of these detours since law enforcement may be out enforcing these restrictions.
Q: When will this project being?
A: The reconstruction (middle) segment will be closed this coming Monday, April 8th and is scheduled to reopen prior to Memorial Day Weekend. The resurfacing road work (north and south segments) is slated to begin around May 6th and should also be wrapping up around Memorial Day Weekend though there will be some ancillary work items that may extend into the first half of June.
Going forward, I understand this is an inconvenience for most so please work with us and we'll try to accommodate everyone as much as possible. I'll be sending out a bi-weekly update to help keep all stakeholders appraised of our continued progress and again, please contact me with any questions so we're all on the same page. If all goes as scheduled, the roadway and major construction operations should be done and the roadway reopened before the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.
Lastly, feel free to forward this and future updates on to others interested in the project. If you know of someone who would like to be added to the list, simply forward me their contact info.
The WI Statewide VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the WI Statewide VINE system is 888-868-4631. This service is provided to assist crime victims and other community members who have a right to know about the offenders currently in the custody of the Sheriff’s Department.
D.A.R.E. Officer Kyle Van Haren
The D.A.R.E. Program is taught in five schools by Iowa County Deputy Kyle Van Haren. The elementary children at Barneveld, Highland, Iowa-Grant, Hollandale and Ridgeway are taught how to make good choices and decisions concerning alcohol and drugs. The D.A.R.E. program lasts approximately 12 weeks and usually starts in January.
D.A.R.E. stands for DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION. It was started in Los Angeles, California in 1983 and has been taught in Iowa County for over a decade now. The DARE Program is taught to 36 million children in 43 countries world wide.
Deputy Van Haren completed D.A.R.E. training in 2008 and has been teaching the program in Iowa County Schools since then. Deputy Van Haren is assigned to third shift patrol when not teaching D.A.R.E. If you have any questions about D.A.R.E., please contact Deputy Van Haren at the Iowa County Sheriff's Department, (608)935-3314.
Iowa County Emergency Response Team (E.R.T.)
In 1993 the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department established the “Iowa County Emergency Response Team (E.R.T.)” to assist local and area law enforcement agencies with Critical Incidents. These Critical Incidents included:
The Iowa County ERT is supervised by a team Commander, and two Team Leaders, and ten (10) specially trained law enforcement officers from the sheriff’s department, and local police agencies within Iowa County. Each prospective member applies to the ERT unit, and upon selection, and then attends a specialized SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) training. The ERT trains monthly and is on-call for Critical Incidents 24 hours a day. The ERT also trains with area SWAT teams from area law enforcement jurisdictions.
Members of the ERT have specialized training, for which they are assigned as:
The Iowa County ERT also utilizes a 1990 Ford van for their transportation to, and from their destinations.
Each member of the ERT is equipped with special/tactical equipment, weaponry and uniforms that assists them in carrying out their assignments, and reaching a successful resolution, of the critical incident they have responded too.
When can I get a temporary tag and how much does it cost?
You can get them here at Iowa County Sheriff's Department 24 hours a day. You need to fill out a form that is at the Iowa County Sheriff's Department or online at http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/forms/mv1.pdf and this will give you the cost. Bring this and your title with you when you come to get your temporary tag.
I was told by a law enforcement officer that I need to do a self accident report form and that I could find the link on their website.
I have a friend in jail, what do you accept for bond?
We accept cash or credit card only.
I need a copy of a report that has been filed with the Iowa County Sheriff's Department, how do I get that report?
You need to fill out an Open Record Request Form. You can pick this form up at the Iowa County Sheriff's Department or click on this link.
I have information on drugs that are being sold, how do I report this?
You can call the Iowa County Crime Stoppers at 608-935-9090 with any information that you may have. May you remain anonymous.
I have information about a crime that has taken place, who do I call with this information?
You can call the Iowa County Crime Stoppers at 608-935-9090 and this information will be forwarded to respective agencies.
What are the current road conditions in your area?
During the winter months you can call 1-800-ROADWIS or 1-800-762-6947 for road conditions.
Where can I find information about the concealed carry law?
You can visit the Department of Justice website for more information on concealed carry.
What is the “Quick $50?”
Quick $50 has been designed to help keep our schools free of weapons, drugs, alcohol, and other crime by letting the students get involved in the process, and maybe even take home $50.
A student who sees alcohol, drugs, weapons, or another crime, calls the Crime Stopper phone line to report that information.
How does the student notify Crime Stoppers?
Students can place a call to the Iowa County Crime Stoppers at 935-9090 or they can give the information to the Police-School Liaison Officer, other Law Enforcement officers or school staff.
“Quick $50” pays out the following if any are possessed by the student while in school:
$50.00 for any weapon confiscated, knives over 4”, guns, etc.
$25.00 for any drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol.
Its happening in epidemic proportions. And it’s everybody’s business. Did you know that…
…a person is beaten every 9 seconds?
…battering is the single largest cause of injury to women in the United States? More women are injured as a result of abuse than all of the injuries from automobile accidents, muggings, and cancer deaths combined.
…1 in 4 girls will be sexually violated before they reach 18; 1 in 3 girls during their lifetime? That’s 25% of all girls in Wisconsin”s High Schools.
…In sexual assault cases 68.1% of cases the victim knew the perpetrator, 21.5% of the perpetrator were related to the victim, and 10.3% were strangers.
You can help. You should help.
If you know that someone is being abused:
As a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or concerned citizen, please remember: Domestic Violence and sexual assault is everybody’s business.
If you are abusing someone:
End the violence by getting help. You can get help. Domestic violence happens every day. And it’s everybody’s business.
Please help put an end to this vicious crime.
If you want to learn how you can help stop the violence, please call Family Advocates at 608-930-1636 or 800-924-2624.
|Police||911 or 935-3314|
|Family Advocates Sexual Assault Office||608-348-4290|
|Iowa County Victim Witness Coordinator||608-935-0338|
|Iowa County Crime Stoppers||608-935-9090|
|Unified Community Services||608-935-2776|
|Batterers Treatment (Dianne Evans)||608-930-1956|
|Lutheran Social Services Runaway Hotline||1-800-924-7238|
|Iowa County Social Services||608-930-9801|
|Upland Hills Health||608-930-8000|
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