Sheriff Dept


Welcome from the Sheriff

sheriffWelcome to the Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office Web Page. The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office began operation in 1854 and has since been dedicated to serving and protecting the 27,393 citizens of Trempealeau County by providing them with safe and secure communities. Serving as the Sheriff of Trempealeau County has provided me with an opportunity to utilize my skills and experience in overseeing our county's law enforcement agency and protecting the citizens of our county.

As the county's leading law enforcement agency the primary purpose of the Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office is to provide quality law enforcement services to the citizens we serve through the promotion of community safety. Sheriff's Office employees continually strive to prevent crime when possible, intervene appropriately when crimes occur, and improve individual and community capacities to prevent future crime in the most cost effective way. As county employees we operate on behalf of and are accountable to both the people who are directly affected by crime and our community at-large.

Over the years law enforcement has been continuously evolving moving towards the trend of community oriented policing. Community policing provides law enforcement with an opportunity to take a more "proactive" rather than reactive approach to law enforcement. This philosophy focuses on crime and social disorder through the delivery of police services that includes aspects of traditional law enforcement, as well as prevention, problem-solving, community engagement and partnerships. As law enforcement officers it is our responsibility and dedication to promote the relationship between law enforcement and the community through the development and promotion of "credibility, responsibility, integrity, and professionalism".

For questions, comments, or concerns regarding Trempealeau County Law Enforcement email the Sheriff Richard Anderson at .

Sheriff Richard Anderson

Room 107
36245 Main Street
P.O. Box 67
Whitehall, WI 54773

Dial 911
in Case of Emergency

(715) 538-4509

(715) 538-2311 Ext. 452

(715) 538-4351

(715) 538-4410

(715) 538-2148


Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Major Holidays

Richard Anderson