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Dear Fellow Citizens:

On behalf of the Rock County Sheriff's Office, I would like to welcome you to our website. Please feel free to explore the numerous links that cannot only provide valuable information to you, but also allow you to communicate with our office.

From the first Sheriff, L. G. Fisher in 1839, to the present day, each Sheriff has relied on the cooperation and support of the citizens of Rock County. The partnership that we have has allowed our community to grow and become a great County to live in and to raise a family in.

The men and women who serve at the Sheriff's Office are dedicated to preserving this quality of life and do so with dedication and honor.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Rock County Sheriff's Office is to enhance the quality of life in Rock County by working cooperatively with the public to enforce the law, preserve the peace, reduce the fear of crime, and provide for a safe environment. Also through the effective operations of the Rock County Jail, we must provide a safe, secure, and humane environment for those persons committed to our custody.

To accomplish this mission, we are committed to a set of values that guide our work and decisions, and help us contribute to the quality of life in Rock County.

We, the members of the Rock County Sheriff's Office, are committed to these values:

Human Life
We revere human life and dignity above all else.

We believe that integrity is the basis for personal and public trust.

Laws and Constitution
We believe in the principles embodied in the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin. We recognize the authority of federal, state and local laws.

We strive for personal and professional excellence, dedication to duty and service to the public.

We are accountable to each other and to the citizens we serve, who are the source of our authority.

We believe that cooperation among ourselves, members of the community, governmental entities, and other law enforcement agencies will enable us to combine our diverse backgrounds, skills and styles to achieve common goals.

Problem Solving
We are most effective when we help identify and solve community problems.

We are capable, caring people who are doing important and satisfying work for the citizens of Rock County.

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