Sheriff Steve Michek
The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office enjoys a long history of service to the citizens of Iowa County and our visitors. This Office is made up of many individuals who work hard to provide services from communications, corrections, patrol and investigations. These staff members have chosen to serve the public and they do a great job serving the public with many difficult and complex issues involved in that process. I hope that you are able to find the information that you need by viewing the following pages, if you are not able to find what you need here please call us and ask.
WI Department of Transportation Travel Information Dial 511 or go to: www.511wi.gov
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Victim Information and Notification Everyday is a statewide system that 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.
VINE VPO: VINE has the ability to provide information to persons who have a obtained restraining order through the VINE Protective Order or VPO program. You can find more information about VINE VPO or register to be notified by VINE VPO by logging on at www.vinelink.com.
The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office will not be able to provide interested school districts the DARE program the first half of 2014. We will have a qualified Deputy who will receive training for DARE in September of 2014
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. You may 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 travel conditions in the State of WI?
By simply calling 511 or accessing www.511wi.gov you can get up to date travel information.
As I am traveling I notice a crash what should I do?
With today’s methods of communication it is not uncommon for persons that are passing by a recent crash to call 911. That is a great first step, however by just driving by and calling in our 911 dispatcher is getting very limited information. If it can be done safely a person who witnesses a crash should try to find out if there are injuries if so how many and be ready to give an overall view of who, what, why and most importantly where this event is located. Be extremely careful when doing this.
What is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization operated by a volunteer community board of directors. Crime Stoppers encourages the reporting of information or leads which can assist law enforcement with solving crimes. Its goal is to help in the fight against crime but it is not part of the local police or sheriff's department. Generally a law enforcement coordinator participates as an advisor to the board but is a non-voting member. The citizen's board is responsible for operations of the program, fund raising, public relations, and approval of rewards.
Where does Crime Stoppers get the funds to operate and pay rewards?
All funds used by local Crime Stoppers organizations to pay rewards or to cover operating expenses are raised in the local community. Most of the funds raised come through donations from citizens and businesses in the community. Crime Stoppers also uses a variety of fund raising events (golf outings, bake sales, ad sales, etc.) to help raise funds. Volunteers run the program and there are no wage related expenses. When they are available, law enforcement grants are also utilized to assist each program for such needs as a computer purchase or to pay rewards.
How effective is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers has been very effective in Wisconsin communities. Since 1990 the local Wisconsin Crime Stoppers organizations have accounted for 7,435 arrests solving 7,945 outstanding cases, recovered $2.6 million in stolen property and confiscated $5.3 million in narcotics. $732,000 in rewards was paid to individuals providing information anonymously to solve those cases.
Why has the Crime Stoppers program been so successful?
Are donations to a Crime Stoppers organization tax deductible?
Donations to the Wisconsin State Crime Stoppers and to all local programs organized as 501c(3) non-profit organizations are tax deductible.
How Does It Work?
The responsibility for establishing policy, raising funds and for controlling the amount of reward payments rests with a Board of Directors made up of involved citizens. When a call is received by CRIME STOPPERS, it is logged with the date, time, and a brief summary of the callers information. Callers are furnished with a secret code number which is used in subsequent transactions.
Callers may remain anonymous, with no pressure to reveal their identity and still collect their rewards.
If a caller's information results in the arrest and the filing of criminal charges against a felony crime offender or the apprehension of a felony fugitive, arrangements will be made so that the caller receives a reward in $CASH$ and anonymity is preserved.
The Board of Directors oversees the program and approves the rewards to be paid, based on information presented by the Police Coordinator.
Crime Stoppers Nationwide
There are over 600 CRIME STOPPERS programs nationwide. Over 77,000 defendants have been convicted as a result of CRIME STOPPERS tips.
Calls to Crime Stoppers have helped solve crimes related to:
The Iowa County Crime Stoppers tipline is 608-935-9090.
Please help the Iowa County Crime Stoppers by becoming involved in the Crime Stoppers program or by providing support with your donations.
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 1-800-924-2624.
|Police||911 or 935-3314|
|Family Advocates Sexual Assault Office||608-348-5995
|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|
For matters that occur through the mail contact:
Victims should contact the US Postal Service (877-876-2455)(option 4).
For matters that occur on/from the internet:
Victims should contact the Internet Crime Center (www.ic3.gov).
For matters that occur on the telephone:
Victims should contact the FCC (888-225-5322), the Federal Trade Commission (800-372-8347).
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