The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has been able to stay fully staffed as other law enforcement agencies around the country are having difficulty filling positions on their forces. The Green Bay Police Department reportedly requires at least ten more officers to fill positions. Sturgeon Bay Police Chief Clint Henry says his department is not currently recruiting officers but is taking applications year around. He shares the hiring process when prospects are interviewed.
Henry notes that the Community Service Officer program has been an excellent starting point for those interested in law enforcement, with a few on the current staff that began as a CSO years ago. Another successful program, the Police Cadet program, which is for 14-20-year-olds, was put on hold during the pandemic but should be returning soon, according to Henry.