Sergeant Investigator Chad Hougaard Promoted to Sturgeon Bay Police Captain

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has seen a few changes in its command structure lately. Last week Captain Dan Brinkman was promoted to the new position of Assistant to the Chief of Police. This left a vacancy at the Captain position, which the Sturgeon Bay Police and Fire Commission filled Tuesday afternoon. Sergeant Investigator Chad Hougaard was promoted to Captain from his investigator position. When … Continue reading

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Captain Dan Brinkman Promoted to Sturgeon Bay Assistant Chief of Police

During the last few months, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department conducted a change in its command structure. They eliminated the position of Lieutenant while creating the position of Assistant Police Chief to be more in-line with other departments across the state. Chief of Police Clint Henry has informed us that this morning the decision was made to promote police Captain Dan Brinkman to the new … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Police Seeking Man for Substantial Battery & Vehicle Theft

During the very early hours of Monday morning, an 80 year-old Sturgeon Bay man was the victim of substantial battery, robbery, strangulation, suffocation, and vehicle theft. The Sturgeon Bay police are currently requesting the public’s help in finding a male named Joseph A. Brown in connection with these crimes. They also believe he may have fled Door County and could could be in the Brown … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Police Body Cameras

In a recent press release, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department informed us that they have issued each officer an Axon-3 Body Worn Camera for use when they are on duty. Actually, officers began wearing these cameras on March 9th. Captain Dan Brinkman had this to say concerning their first month with the cameras…… Some reasons behind the decision to implement body cameras include the desire … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Police Use-of-Force Policy Meets Standards

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has recently announced their federal certification for the use of force. The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group is an independent credentialing body recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice. They have effectively reviewed and scrutinized the department’s use-of-force policy and have found it to meet and comply with federal use of force standards. Through this certification, the Sturgeon Bay Police … Continue reading

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Serious Knife Wound Incident in Sturgeon Bay Thursday Morning

At 5:08 Thursday morning, a call was made to Sturgeon Bay Police about a disorderly conduct incident at 231 Nebraska Street, downtown. It was reported that when officers arrived they found a 20 year-old male outside the residence who claimed he severely cut another man inside who was still in the home. Inside the officers found a 41 year-old Illinois man with a serious laceration … Continue reading

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Thursday Morning Crime Spree in Sturgeon Bay

Earlier Thursday morning, we reported a search by the Sturgeon Bay Police Department for two fleeing suspects who had stolen and crashed multiple vehicles in the Sturgeon Bay area. Captain Brinkman then informed us that the two suspects were soon in custody without further incident, and luckily nobody got hurt. As Brinkman says, this crime spree began around 3:20 Thursday morning when two 17 year-olds, … Continue reading

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