Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Door County Triathlon This Week

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to remind everyone that the Door County Triathlon and Leukemia Bike Ride will be held Sunday July 20, 2014 at 9 AM. Expect partial road closures and delays while travelling in the City of Sturgeon Bay. The event is scheduled to take place from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Intersections will be staffed by Police Officers, Community Service Officers, and or Volunteers. As always if you are out traveling through the affected areas please slow down for the bikers and runners.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sturgeon Bay Police Department Is Now Hiring Police Officers

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is now hiring Police Officers.  The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is hiring for one vacant spot and to establish an eligibility list for future vacancies. To apply go to: Please follow the directions under our hiring announcement and complete the DJ-LE-330 application and the three questions.

A recruitment flyer is posted on our website at The recruitment flyer provides information on the department and the many opportunities we offer to our Police Officers. The flyer also includes information on the recruitment process. There is no deadline as this is an ongoing hiring process.

Completed applications including DJ-LE330 (Including three questions), Cover Letter, Resume can be sent to:

PHONE: (920) 746-2450

Give A Tip Reminder!

Officers remind residents to continue using the "Give A Tip" web tip form, which is available on the Sturgeon Bay Police Departments Facebook Page as well as on our website located at

Any information provided is completely confidential and is sent directly to investigators for review. As always we appreciate your help in solving crimes within the Community of Sturgeon Bay.

Thank You!

Sturgeon Bay Woman Arrested For Assault

On June 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Officers were dispatched to an Assault at Motel 57. Upon arrival Officers found that a 40 year old Sturgeon Bay woman had assaulted another woman after she refused to give her cigarettes. Officers made contact with the 40 year old Sturgeon Bay woman and determined she was intoxicated and acting disorderly. Officers arrested the Sturgeon Bay woman for Battery and 2 counts of Disorderly Conduct. The 40 year old Sturgeon Bay woman was incarcerated at the Door County Jail.

Officers Investigate Burglary To Butchs Bar

On June 30, 2014 at 7:41 AM, Officers were dispatched to Butch's Bar for a Burglary. Upon arrival Officers found that someone had entered the building during the overnight hours and had taken an undisclosed amount of money from the gaming machines inside the bar. In the process of taking the money numerous items were damaged inside the bar. Investigators are currently reviewing evidence obtained at the crime scene.

If anyone has information on this incident please contact the Police Department at 920-746-2450 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can use the departments Confidential Web Tip Form located on the Police Departments website or click "Submit A Tip!" on the Police Departments Facebook page.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sergeant Promotion

On June 10, 2014, Sturgeon Bay Police Officer Markus Tassoul was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. Sergeant Tassoul assumed his new assignment on July 1, 2014 and will be assigned to the midnight shift. Sergeant Tassoul is a 2004 graduate of Southern Door High School and received his Bachelors of Letters and Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh in 2008. Sergeant Tassoul has been a Sturgeon Bay police officer since April 9, 2009.

Sergeant Tassoul comes from a family of Law Enforcement professionals; his father Randy is a former Sturgeon Bay Police Officer and retired Door County Sheriff’s Department Investigator. His brother Matthew is a deputy with the Door County Sheriff’s Department.

A total of six well qualified Sturgeon Bay police officers competed in the sergeant’s promotional process. The process consisted of a Letter of Intent, Resume, Written Test and concluded with an Oral Interview in front of the Sturgeon Bay Police & Fire Commission.

Congratulations Sergeant Markus Tassoul.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

School Zone Pole Mounted Radar Speed Display

The City of Sturgeon Bay recently installed and put into operation two pole mounted radar speed boards.  The speed boards were purchased through the Safe Routes to School Grant to be placed in school zone areas to alert motorists to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

The first speed board is located in the 1500 block of Michigan Street for westbound traffic that approaches the intersection of Michigan St @ S 15th Ave.  This intersection is heavily used by students walking to and from Sunrise Elementary School and T.J. Walker Middle School and is the only location where the city has a school crossing guard stationed. 

The second speed board is located at the intersection of Maple St @ N Geneva Ave for westbound traffic.  This area of Maple St is used by students walking and riding bicycles to and from St. John Bosco School.

Each speed board has an amber flashing light and a school zone sign stating the “SPEED LIMIT 15 WHEN FLASHING.”   The 15 mph speed limit is only applicable when the amber light is flashing.  A timer system will be utilized to program the light to flash approximately one hour during the time school begins and another hour when school is dismissing. 

Other features the system provides includes:
-       If a vehicle is traveling too fast, the word “slow” will display in red letters. 
-       To prevent drivers from seeing how fast they can go, the system is programmed to not provide any speed reading once a designated speed limit is reached.
-       The radar in use is a single-directional radar gun that will only pick up vehicles moving towards the radar gun and not traffic moving away. 
-       LED technology is used for the speed display board and the amber flashing light.

A secondary benefit of the radar speed displays is that they will be operational 24/7 and will help slow down speeding vehicles during non-school hours.  Michigan St and Maple St are used extensively by local and tourist traffic and the radar speed displays is another valuable tool that can help us keep our streets safe.

The pole mounted radar speed displays were purchased through TAPCO of Brown Deer, WI, and utilizes the radar display and software of RU2-Systems.  This is the same system the police department utilizes in their portable radar speed display trailer. 

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to acknowledge and thank the Sturgeon Bay Street Department for installing the speed boards, and Sturgeon Bay Utilities and Gordon Electric for handling the wiring and electrical set up of the speed boards.