Wood County Sheriff's Department 

Patrol Division

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department provides 24-hour patrol and complaint response coverage year round to all areas of Wood County and fields sworn Deputies continuously on a variety of shift arrangements.  The patrol division schedule consists of 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, and 3 days off.  Shifts are 12 hours, day shifts start at either 5am or 6am, night shifts start at 5 pm or 6 pm.  The schedule allows deputies to have every other weekend scheduled off.  The patrol division consists of 1 Patrol Lieutenant, 4 Patrol Sergeants, 4 Shift Commanders, and 20 Deputies.  The Patrol Division’s responsibilities are to enforce all federal, state and local laws to include traffic violations.  In addition to responding to calls for service, we also assist area fire departments, 1st responders and ambulance services. 

  Traffic Division Lieutenant of Operations

                           Lieutenant Shawn M. Becker


Lieutenant Shawn Becker graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School in 1988.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1993.  While he attended UWSP Lieutenant Becker had an internship with the Stevens Point Police Department.  After graduating from UWSP, he graduated from North Central Technical College’s Basic Law Enforcement Recruit Academy in 1994.  His first job in law enforcement was with the Sauk Prairie Police Department in 1995 as a Police Officer.  He was hired by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department in 1997 as a Deputy Sheriff and has served as Field Training Officer, Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, Defense and Arrest Tactics Instructor, and Vehicle Contacts Instructor.  He was also a member of the Special Response Team as Crisis Negotiator, Entry/Breach Team, and Assistant Team Leader.  In 2003 Sheriff Heuer promoted him to Patrol Sergeant and in 2006 Sheriff Reichert promoted him to Investigator Sergeant.  In 2010 Sheriff Reichert promoted him to his current position, Patrol Lieutenant and he now oversees the Patrol Division.  

Traffic Division Patrol Sergeants

Sergeant Lee Garrels

Sergeant Lee Garrels was hired in May of 1975 by Sheriff Thomas Forsyth.  In April of 1979 he was promoted to Sergeant.  He is a graduate of Pittsville High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield, University of Wisconsin-Platteville and also Mount Senario College.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  He is a member of the Wood County Special Response Team as the Entry Team Leader and has been on the team since 1990. He is the Sergeant in Charge of the Field Training Officer Program and the Traffic Grant Program.  He is also the Liaison officer between the Sheriff's Department and the county fire departments.   

Sergeant Matt Susa

Sergeant Matt Susa graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2003 with a degree in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement and began his career with the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department.  He began working for the Wood County Sheriff’s Department in 2002, when he was originally hired as a Reserve Deputy then in 2004 he became a Deputy Sheriff.  He continues to serve Wood County as a Boater Safety Instructor, Liaison for the Ho-Chunk Nation, Snowmobile Patrol Coordinator, Seasonal Weights Coordinator, and also as an entry member for the Special Response Team. In 2010 Sheriff Reichert promoted him to his current position of Patrol Sergeant.

Sergeant John Hiller

Sergeant Hiller earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  He served four years active duty in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Captain before serving five years as an Indianapolis, Indiana, Police Officer.  In 1995 Sergeant Hiller was appointed as a Reserve Deputy by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department and in 1997 he was hired full time as a Deputy Sheriff.   He has served as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Crisis Negotiator, Boaters Safety Instructor and is currently a coordinator for the Department’s Part Time Reserve Program.  In 2005 Sheriff Reichert promoted him to his current position of Patrol Sergeant. He is a lifelong resident of Wood County.

Sergeant Scott Drew

Sergeant Scott Drew began his law enforcement career in 1996 when he was hired as Reserve Deputy for the Wood County Sheriff’s Department.  He graduated from Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement in 1998.  He then served the Village of McFarland as a Police Officer from 1998 until 2001. In May of 2001 he became a full-time Deputy Sheriff with the Wood County Sheriff’s Department.  He serves as the Assistant Team Leader and Entry Team Member with the Special Response Team.  He is also a Wisconsin State Certified Firearms Instructor and Tactical Rifle Instructor, as well as an Electronic Control Device (Taser) Instructor.  He is currently the Law Enforcement Coordinator for Wood County Crime Stoppers.  In 2007 Sheriff Reichert promoted him to his current position of Patrol Sergeant.

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