Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone

The Men and Women of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to wish each and everyone one of you a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

The men and women of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day

The men and women of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to thank all of the active duty armed services and veterans for serving our country. We appreciate your sacrifices and what you have done for our country in the name of freedom.

Thank You

Friday, October 31, 2014

Two Individuals Charged in Federal Court With Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced today that federal criminal complaints were issued charging Steven P. Link (47) with one count of receipt of child pornography and three counts of distribution of child pornography and Kory C. Murphy (36) with three counts of receipt of child pornography, all in violation of Title 18, United State Code, Section 2252A(a).

According to the complaint, Sturgeon Bay Police Department officers executed a search warrant at a bookstore named “Untitled and Rare Used Books” that is owned and operated by Mr. Link, as well as an apartment, occupied by Mr. Murphy, located above the bookstore. Law enforcement officers seized numerous computers and media storage devices, searched them, and identified image and movie files containing child pornography.

Both of the defendants appeared in federal court this afternoon before the Honorable James R. Sickel. They were ordered detained in federal U.S. Marshal custody until their detention hearings currently scheduled before Magistrate Judge Sickel on November 3, 2014.  The case is being investigated by the Sturgeon Bay Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William Roach.

The public is cautioned that a criminal complaint is merely a formal method of charging an individual and does not constitute an inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until such time, if ever, that the government establishes his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2015 Raffle Calendars - ONLY $20!

$20 Enter into a WEEKLY DRAWING WIN $50!
New Year’s Day $250 • Easter $200 • Memorial Day $200 • Independence$500 Labor Day $200 • Thanksgiving Day $200 • Christmas Day $500  National Police Week $50 winner chosen EVERY DAY!

Proceeds are donated back into the community to such events as: Altrusa Back to School, Destination Imagination, YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, Old Glory Honor Flight, Inc., WI Fast Pitch Softball, Masonic Lodge Magic Show as well as many area school and church groups.
This is just a small list of those who benefit from the money raised by the sale of these calendars.

Raffle calendars make great presents for the holidays!

Calendars may be purchased at the Sturgeon Bay Police Department during normal business hours.

Make checks payable to SBPPA.

Raffle tickets are entered in all drawings.

Join Now The Lakeshore Police Explorer Post 9368

If your 14 to 20 years old in High School and are interested in becoming a Police Officer we are looking for you! The Lakeshore Police Explorer Post 9368 is conducting ongoing recruitment for Kewaunee and Door Counties kids to come join in the fun!

The Explorer Post is designed for groups of young men and women ages 14 through 20, to get hands-on experience in the law enforcement career. Monthly meetings are held to show students the different aspects of law enforcement and what duties and responsibilities the student would have if he/she chose this career. The program includes presentations and hands-on activities in the following areas:

  • Traffic stops
  • Accident scenes
  • Crime scene's
  • Traffic control
  • Drug investigation
  • Jail/Communications

Police Explorers wear uniforms to the monthly meetings and also at public functions. Explorers may be used for public functions such as parades, fairs, and community programs. At these functions, Explorers may be asked to do traffic control, give out information to the public, or help agencies within the county and the programs they have. The Explorer Post is a non-profit organization that runs on donations and fundraisers held by the members.

If you are interested in joining please let us know by contacting Officer Chad Mielke at or Officer Neil Dorner at

Sturgeon Bay Man Arrested For Stealing Vehicle

On October 25, 2014 at 2:59 AM, Officers were dispatched to a disturbance on Sycamore Street. Upon arrival Officers learned a 23 year old Sturgeon Bay man had fled the residence and was last seen running into a nearby field. Additional officers responded and found the Sturgeon Bay man driving a vehicle near a residence adjacent to the field. It was determined that the vehicle was stolen from the residence. Officers arrested the 23 year old Sturgeon Bay man for Operating A Motor Vehicle Without Owner's Consent and booked him into the Door County Jail.