Welcome to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department

The Sheriff’s Office consists of 180 employees working in five different Divisions: Administration; Communications; Corrections; Investigations; and Patrol. Marathon County is geographically the largest County in the State of Wisconsin. A combination of urban and rural environments provides unique challenges. Our location of being in the center of the State with two major highways, Interstate 39 and STH 29 crossing it provides easy access from any direction. This is wonderful for our business, commerce, and tourism efforts and this area has much to offer. Those routes, also, make us vulnerable and provide ample opportunities for criminal enterprise, especially the controlled substance trafficking trade.

The department takes charge and custody of the jail and persons therein, and keeps records of all prisoners committed, charged and/or convicted of any arrests. The department must enforce all federal and state laws and county ordinances pertaining to traffic and crimes.

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Notice of Public Sale
1987 Ford F350 & 1998 Ford F150 with Plow

News & Events

2013 Marathon County Sheriff's Department Annual Report

Marathon County Jail

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The Marathon County Sheriff's Department exists to provide a safe, secure, and crime-free community through trust-building, enforcement, and public safety management.

People in Marathon County enjoy a great quality of life without fear or influence of crime and its repercussions.

Duty, Integrity, Respect, Team, Safety

Commonly Used Websites

Wisconsin Driver Report of Accident

Wisconsin Crime Alert Network

Crime Reports On Line Crime Mapping

VINE - Call (888) 868-4631 or click the link for Inmate Custody information



Scott Parks

Sheriff: Scott Parks
Phone: 715-261-1200
Fax: 715-261-1221
E-mail: Contact Us

Address: Map
Marathon County Courthouse
500 Forest St.
Wausau WI 54403-5554