Vilas County Sheriff

330 Court Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
(715) 479-4441
(800) 472-7290

Sheriff Joseph Fath





The mission of the Vilas County Sheriff's Department is something that each member of the department strives to achieve. That mission is:

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department will enhance the quality of life in the community through our service to the public, protection of persons and property, and impartial enforcement of the law.


The Vilas County Sheriff's Department is your department. Without your help and input, we cannot successfully complete our goals and values. We strive to work for you and your family, so please feel free to contact me or any of the Sheriff's department members with you comments or concerns via the contact page.

Thank you and stay safe,

Sheriff Joseph Fath

This mission will be accomplished through the following values: We will wisely deploy resources available to reduce the level of criminal victimization. We will optimize communication with citizens to cooperatively identify needs and apprehend criminals. We will provide professional concerned responses to various medical and social emergency situations. We believe that integrity is the basis for public trust. Honesty and integrity are not to be the exception within the department, but a requirement of all personnel. We will ease the safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic through a strong focused enforcement policy. We will serve as facilitators to seek solutions to community problems by responsive utilization of resources available within and outside our Sheriff's department including cooperative ventures with other law enforcement agencies. We will treat all persons with respect and courtesy.