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Sheriff John Charewicz

Portage County Sheriff's Office

Committed to Professional Courteous Service and Protection


The Portage County Sheriff's Office provides a high level of service, and has a proud history of serving the people of Portage County since 1842.

The Sheriff's Office covers over 820 square miles and a population of over 70,000 people within its jurisdiction, which includes 17 towns and 11 incorporated municipalities. The agency operates both the County Jail and 911/Dispatch Center, working closely with the City of Stevens Point and Village of Plover Police Departments, as well as state agencies such as the State Patrol and Department of Natural Resources, and over two dozen fire and EMS agencies.

The Sheriff's Office consists of 48 sworn law enforcement officers, 30 corrections officers, 19 telecommunications professionals, and 6 administrative/support specialists.