The Stockbridge Munsee Law Enforcement Division strives to deliver professional and timely services to the members of the community. We continue to seek ways to enhance our bond with the community and to reduce criminal activity in our patrol area through problem oriented and community-oriented policing efforts and by encouraging residents to seek out the police and wardens to discuss their concerns. The law enforcement division is made up of the police department and the conservation department. Both have overlapping duties, work closely with one and another and rely on each other for assistance when need be.
The Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Tribe has a Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement with Shawano County. The Stockbridge-Munsee also has contracts with the neighboring village of Gresham to provide Law Enforcement services. The officers are deputized by Shawano County and are Wisconsin State Certified Law Enforcement Officers.
Public Safety is also home to the Stockbridge-Munsee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, which has 9 active members. The Fire Department is trained to deal with any type of structural fire, auto crashes or auto fires or wildfires within the boundaries of the Stockbridge-Munsee area.
Each FF must attend the 96-hours Certified Entry Level FF class to join the Fire Department. They also must attend a minimal of 24-hours in-house training yearly along with continuing education class offered by the Technical Colleges once certified. The FF are paged through the dispatch center located at the Shawano County Sheriff’s office. The volunteers carry a radio as well as a pager so they can be reached in case of a fire. IamResponding is another type of notification for the FD members through an ap on their phones. The fire department fleet includes two Engines, Tender, Equipment Van that also serves as a mobile Command Post, and Brush truck and trailer to haul their six-wheeler for brush fire.
Our Fire Department is part of Shawano County’s Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS 133), this allows for assistance from neighboring Fire Departments to provide manpower and equipment needed to protect the community.
The Fire Department also has a sign mutual aid agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with wildland fire. Public Safety works with the Emergency Manager when needed (see Emergency Management section under services).