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Brown County Arrest Records

Brown County arrest records are official law enforcement documents containing information on the arrest of individuals who committed crimes within Brown County and the circumstances surrounding their arrests. An arrest record is necessary to document relevant information about an arrest, such as the personal details of an arrestee, the circumstances leading to the arrest, and the time, date, and place of arrest.

The following agencies generate arrest records in Brown County:

In Brown County, law enforcement holds arrestees waiting for trial or serving sentences at the Brown County Jail in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Brown County arrest records are law enforcement records. However, if the case that results from an arrest in Brown County proceeds to the court, the arrest records will become part of Brown County Court Records.

Are Arrest Records Public in Brown County?

Yes, arrest records are public in Brown County, WI. The Wisconsin Public Records Law grants public access to Brown County arrest records. However, the following arrest records are exempt from public disclosure:

  • Arrest records of minors
  • Arrest records that may impact ongoing investigation
  • Sealed arrest records
  • Expunged arrest records.

To access an exempted Brown County arrest record, a requester must obtain a court order or meet the eligibility criteria. For instance, arrest records of minors are accessible only to their parents, guardians, or legal representatives.

What Do Public Arrest Records Contain?

A typical arrest record contains information relating to the circumstances surrounding an arrest. Generally, arrest records information include:

  • Case number
  • Offense allegedly committed by the arrestee
  • Personal details of the person under arrest
  • The arresting agency
  • Bail and Bond information
  • Booking information.

Brown County Crime Rate

Crime Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that drug/narcotics violations are some of the more recurring types of crime in Brown Count. In 2022, there were over 1,480 drug-related arrests in Brown County, WI. Between 2018 and 2022, the major law enforcement agencies in Brown recorded over 7,000 drug-related crimes. The tables below show the statistics for different crimes across Brown County from 2018 to 2022.

Reported Crime Cases by Major Law Enforcement in Brown County In 2022

Crime Number of Reported Cases
Brown County Sheriff's Office Green Bay Police Department De Pere Police Department Ashwaubenon Public Safety
Rape 34 170 3 12
Aggravated Assault 48 284 12 10
Burglary 59 249 13 18
Motor Vehicle Theft 47 177 21 18
Credit Card/Automated Teller Machine Fraud 45 84 17 16
Counterfeiting/Forgery 27 96 13 27
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 205 805 66 124
Drug Equipment Violations 879 640 57 93
Drugs/Narcotics Violations 290 1,004 75 117
Impersonation 81 78 26 12
Intimidation 21 165 5 20
Pornography 38 65 6 5
Shoplifting 390 538 46 128
Theft From Building 25 217 10 28

Crime Statistics From Major Law Enforcement Agencies In Brown County From 2018 To 2022

Crime Number of Reported Cases By Agencies
Brown County Sheriff's Office Green Bay Police Department De Pere Police Department Ashwaubenon Public Safety
Rape 163 394 27 40
Aggravated Assault 229 1,434 69 48
Burglary 298 1,182 95 95
Motor Vehicle Theft 195 659 34 101
Credit Card/Automated Teller Machine Fraud 209 447 77 111
Counterfeiting/Forgery 130 469 42 108
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 996 3,944 329 568
Drug Equipment Violations 878 3,198 262 470
Drugs/Narcotics Violations 1,264 4,904 376 549
Impersonation 252 446 108 98
Intimidation 137 51q 24 47
Pornography 208 261 35 37
Shoplifting 1757 2,423 291 929
Theft from Building 64 1,138 4 929

Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Brown County Arrest Statistics

The number of Reported arrests in Brown County, WI, decreased from 10,232 to 7,816 cases between 2018 and 2021. However, data from the Wisconsin Department of Justice show 9,453 reported arrests in Brown County in 2022 (an increase of 1,637 cases over the previous year). The table outlines the variation in Brown County, WI, arrest records between 2018 and 2022.

Law Enforcement Agency Number of Arrests
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Brown County Sheriff's Office 2,027 1,879 1,282 1,346 1,736
Green Bay Police Department 6,081 6,053 5,284 4,951 6,120
De Pere Police Department 858 822 629 632 620
Ashwaubenon Police Department 889 1,012 679 697 874
Hobart-Lawrence Police Department 169 163 148 64 55
Pulaski Police Department 119 106 44 64 -
UW-Green Bay Police Department 89 92 38 28 23
Wrightstown Police Department - - - 34 25
Total 10,232 10,118 8,104 7,816 9,453

Data Source: Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Find Brown County Arrest Records

There are several ways to obtain information about Brown County arrest records. For individuals interested in obtaining Brown County WI arrest records:

  • Log in to the Brown County Sheriff's Office website
    • Click the drop menu and select Sheriff's Office - Jail Division
    • On the new page, click Inmate Look Up to access the Inmate Lookup Portal
    • Use name, date of birth, or case number to access inmate records and obtain the required arrest information
  • Visit the Wisconsin Court System Circuit Court Case Search webpage and look for information (including arrest records) on Brown County court cases

To make a public records request for Brown County, WI arrest records, visit or call the Brown County Sheriff's Office at

2684 Development Drive,
Green Bay,
WI 54311
Phone: (920) 448-4200
Fax: (920) 448-4206

Also, Brown County arrest records may be available through the law enforcement agency responsible for the specific arrest.

Free Arrest Record Search in Brown County

To access Brown County WI arrest records for free:

  • Log in to the Brown County Inmate Lookup Portal and access information records through inmate records
  • Visit the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Case Search webpage and obtain information on Brown County arrests through individuals’ criminal records.
  • Search for arrest records on third-party online databases with information on arrests within Brown County, WI.
  • Log in to local news websites for free information on recent Brown County arrests and police activities.

Get Brown County Criminal Records

Brown County, WI, criminal records are official documents and files on individual criminal activities and prosecutions within the county. In Brown County, the courts, local and state law enforcement agencies, and correctional facilities generate and maintain criminal records. Brown County criminal records are available online in any of the following ways:

Wisconsin Circuit Court Access

  • Log in to the Wisconsin Circuit Court Case Search webpage
  • Scroll down and select Brown from the County drop menu
  • Enter the name of the owner of the records or the case number and search for records

Brown County WI Sheriff's Office Inmate Lookup

  • Log in to the Brown County Inmate Lookup page and use names, date of birth, and case number to look up criminal records of current and released inmates’

Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC)

  • Visit the DOC Public Records Request Page
  • Click Submit a Records Request, create an account, log in, and request to access inmate records.

Wisconsin Department of Justice

  • Log in to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Online Records Check Portal
  • Register with an email account to search for Brown County criminal records

Brown County Clerk of Court

Call or visit the Brown County Clerk of Courts for access to criminal records at

100 S Jefferson St,
Green Bay,
WI 54301
Phone: (920) 448-4155

Also, requesters can visit the Green Bay Police Department to request access to criminal records in their possession.

Brown County Arrest Records Vs. Criminal Records

Arrest and criminal records are documents relating to law and order. However, there are distinctions between both records. Understanding the differences between arrest and criminal records can help individuals to navigate the legal system. The table outlines some of the differences between Brown County arrest records and criminal records.

Arrest Records Criminal Records
Arrest records are:
  • Documents generated by law enforcement to detail the instance an individual is taken into custody and the circumstances surrounding the arrest
  • Generally accessible to the public unless they are records of minors or records sealed or expunged by the court
  • Records of facts about individuals detained by law enforcement but do not confirm the innocence or guilt of an arrestee.
Criminal records are
  • Comprehensive documentation of an individual's interaction with the justice system. A criminal record encompasses arrest, court, conviction, incarceration, and probation or parole records.
  • Publicly accessible unless the records are exempt from public access by Wisconsin Statute or removed by the court
  • Comprehensive summary of a person's criminal activities is useful for background checks and legal proceedings.

How Long Do Arrests Stay on Your Record?

Per Wisconsin laws, an arrest will stay on a record indefinitely unless the owner of the record takes action to remove it. Under Wisconsin law, a court can remove an arrest from a person's records if the individual meets the eligibility criteria.

Expunge Brown County Arrest Records

In Brown County, WI, a court may remove an arrest from a record if:

  • The owner of the records is below the age of 21 at the time of conviction, or the offense occurred after July 01, 2009, and the offender was under 25 years
  • The conviction resulting from the arrest has a maximum sentence of six years
  • The individual is convicted of commercial sex Offenses as a victim of human trafficking
  • The record owner has completed the sentence, probation, or parole for the conviction resulting from the particular arrest.

Eligibility requirements apply only to misdemeanors and non-violent felony convictions. For an arrest that did not result in a conviction, the individual can petition the court to expunge the records.

To remove an arrest from a record in Brown County, WI, the judge must state in the sentencing order that the court will remove the records after the completion of the sentence or probation (the defendant's attorney needs to request for expungement during the hearing), and the petition for removing the arrest records must be submitted to the court after the conviction.

The following steps may help to remove an arrest from a record in Brown County, WI:

  • Gather the necessary documents to support the petition (these must include a certificate of discharge from the individual's probation agent or correctional institution)
  • Log in to the Wisconsin Court System circuit court form page and download Form CR-266. For juvenile arrest records, download a JD-1780 form
  • Complete the petition form and include contact information, fingerprint removal request, name of the law enforcement agency that made the arrest, and the charges and sentences for the offenses
  • Submit the petition to the County Clerk of Courts at

100 S Jefferson St, Green Bay,
WI 54301

  • Attend any hearing to review the petition (if necessary).

Brown County Arrest Warrants

Brown County arrest warrants are official court documents that authorize law enforcement to take an individual into custody. Typically, a judge or magistrate issues an arrest warrant if law enforcement provides sufficient legal justification that a person has committed, is committing, or may commit a crime.

Generally, a Brown County WI court may issue an arrest warrant if:

  • There is probable cause that a person committed or will commit a crime
  • There is a criminal complaint by law enforcement against an individual
  • An individual disobeys court orders
  • There is an indictment by a grand jury.

An arrest warrant must include sufficient information to identify the individual, describe the alleged crime, and establish the basis for the arrest. A typical arrest warrant must contain

  • Describe the individual who is to be arrested
  • Judge or magistrate information
  • The warrant's originating court
  • Execution instructions
  • Charges against the individual
  • The case number of the incidents leading to the arrest warrant.

Brown County Arrest Warrant Search

To find active arrest warrants in Brown County, WI:

  • Log in to the Brown County Sheriff's Office website or those of other local police departments and check for active arrest warrants
  • Search for active Brown County arrest warrants on third-party websites that may have information on law enforcement activities in Brown County, WI.
  • Log in to the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access page and use the search tools to look up individuals to see if arrest warrants are attached to them.
  • Visit the Brown County Clerk of Courts office, the Brown County Sheriff's Office, or local police departments and check for active arrest warrants.

Do Brown County Arrest Warrants Expire?

Brown County arrest warrants do not expire. If an outstanding warrant is issued, law enforcement can act on it at any time and arrest the culprit. However, an arrest warrant will become permanently dormant upon the individual's death or if the court cancels it.

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