To Protect & To Serve
The mission of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office is to provide for the safety and protection of lives and property through courteous and professional public service, problem solving, crime prevention, and law enforcement.
Undersheriff James Biddle
James Biddle is the undersheriff for Grant County. In the absence of the sheriff, the undersheriff assumes full responsibility for the department. Undersheriff Biddle is the supervisor for six of the divisions of the sheriff’s department. The undersheriff must complete a minimum of 40 training hours each year to keep his law enforcement certification.
The deputies protect life, property and preserve order in Grant County. Deputies enforce all federal, state, and local laws including ordinances and assist with investigations. The duties of an officer include but are not limited to enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. Deputies must have 40 hours of continuing education each year to keep their certification. Grant County has three full time deputies:
- Deputy Colby Florence
- Deputy Dale Godfrey
- Deputy Cole Smith
Dispatchers are an essential function in the county. The dispatcher is responsible for directing city and county officers, ambulance and fire fighters to locations within the county in times of need.
When citizens are in need of assistance the dispatcher advises officers, dispatches out the appropriate emergency response teams and communicates between each, updating on potentially dangerous situations. The dispatcher is responsible for keeping all entities informed in time of crisis. There are five full time dispatchers:
- Charlotte Stein
- Lori Kochanowski
- Rob Koehn
- Beatriz Rodriguez
- Tanaya White