Public Safety

 Address | W13445 Camp 14 Road Bowler, WI 54416

 Fax | (715) 793-4810

Law Enforcement 

The Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Tribe has a Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement with Shawano County.  The Stockbridge-Munsee also has contracts with the neighboring village of Gresham to provide Law Enforcement services. The department also provides a PSL officer for Gresham and Bowler schools. The officers are deputized by Shawano County and are Wisconsin State Certified Law Enforcement Officers. There are four officers, a detective who is supervised by the Chief of Police who also assists with patrol and investigative duties when needed. The Chief of Police also supervises the Fire Department and two conservation wardens.

Public Safety also has the Community Volunteer Fire Department, which has 25 members. The Fire Department covers any structural, auto or land wild fires in the Stockbridge area. The volunteers of the fire department attend training from once to ten times a year. The volunteers carry a radio as well as a pager so they can be reached in case of a fire. The fire department has six fire trucks including a six wheeler for brush fire. All volunteer firefighters have access to the fire department in case of a fire. Currently the fire fighters are working out a system to assure that there will be better coverage during the high risk-burning season.

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community operates a Conservation Department to protect and enhance their Natural Resources.  The Department currently employs two Conservation Wardens.  The Conservation Department along with the Conservation Committee has come a long way and helped create Tribal Ordinance Chapters 20 and 21, which specifically address hunting and fishing regulations.

The Conservation Wardens primary responsibility is the enforcement of the Conservation Code.  This is done by general patrol, response to issues and complaints, and problem solving with the day-to-day issues they encounter.  The Conservation Department along with the Conservation Committee are constantly searching for better ways to enhance our Natural Resources so the Community can enjoy them while protecting them.

The Wildlife Biologist works closely with the Conservation, Environmental, Forestry and Land Management departments and gathers the necessary wildlife information for the management plan. The Conservation Department is located at the Public Safety building. Their phone number is (715) 793-4364.

Jim Hoffman

Chief of Police
Phone: (715) 793-4394
Cell: (715) 881-0584
Email: jim.hoffman

Adam Hoffman

Phone: (715) 793-4501
Cell: (715) 881-0533
Email: adam.hoffman

Molly Welch

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (715) 793-4555
Email: molly.welch

Clint Gourley

Police Officer
Phone: (715) 793-4385
Cell: (715) 881-0585
Email: clint.gourley

Ashley Bennett

Police Officer
Phone: (715) 793-4385
Cell: (715) 881-0581
Email: ashely.bennett

Jeff Buettner

Police Officer
Phone: (715) 793-4385
Cell: (715) 881-0582
Email: jeff.buettner

Scott Brown

School Resource/Police Officer
Phone: (715) 793-4385
Cell: (715) 881-0583
Gresham HS: (715) 787-3211 
Bowler HS: (715) 793-4101

Email: scott.brown

Emergency Management

My name is Roger E. Miller, Community Preparedness Coordinator, tasked with developing and implementing procedures for response to disaster and events that affect the well-being of our Community. The Stockbridge-Munsee Community Tribal Council adopted by resolution, the development & implementation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) & Incident Command System (ICS) as part of Preparedness, Response & Recovery from emergency events that occur in the community. The Incident Command System allows response protocol & procedures from a first responder up to Federal FEMA response. The Tribal ICS has been activated during fires, severe weather events and pandemics. All emergency responding agencies in the United States are a part of the NIMS/ICS, which has the advantage of responders coming to our area, have knowledge that we are using the same methods & protocols for our responses that they use.

Our response system includes the Stockbridge-Munsee Fire-Police-EMS, Stockbridge-Munsee Health & Wellness Center, Shawano County Emergency Management, Wisconsin Emergency Management and partners through Mutual Aid Agreements from around the area. I am an active member of (WiTEMA) Wisconsin Tribal Emergency Management Alliance, (NEWPHC) Northeast Wisconsin Public Health Consortia, (WEM) Wisconsin Emergency Management, (WEMA) Wisconsin Emergency Management Association and (LIMT) Local Incident Management Team-Green Bay. These organizations are on the cutting edge of Emergency Management in the State of Wisconsin & Tribes.

Disaster Training from on-line courses to Table Top & Functional Exercise (practice with disaster responses) are on-going. The development of a (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team has been accomplished, and we have 18 Community members who are trained in light search & rescue, Treat & Transport, and damage survey. Training with the CERT team included disaster response and K-9 Search & Rescue for lost persons.

Molly Welch

Community Preparedness Coordinator

Phone: (715) 793-4555

Email: molly.welch