Building Alliances, Delivering Guidance, Educating Students

The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office has long been working with school aged children to teach them of the bad effects of drugs and alcohol.  In 2022 the Sheriff’s Office began to use BADGES as a platform for educating our youth. BADGES is a program developed by Sheriff’s Office Deputies for the purpose of delivering accurate and up to date information relating to issues facing today’s youth. BADGES is an acronym for Building Alliances, Delivering Guidance, Educating Students.

BADGES teaches children that good decisions today lead to a better tomorrow.  The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office values their relationships with school staff and students in our community.

Deputies spend 8 to 10 weeks in local schools providing law enforcement with an opportunity to develop a rapport with the students, promote positive attitudes, and stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The Sheriff’s Office strives to provide long lasting relationships with the students that lasts beyond their school years.

Topics such as online safety, healthy relationships, mental health, addiction and the brain, the effects of substance abuse are addressed in an open and safe environment. Students participate in group activities and hands on learning exercises.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office is committed to supporting local businesses. BADGES is funded solely by donations and all educational material purchased for the program come from local businesses within Trempealeau County. We appreciate the continued support of the community and donations our program receives.

Please visit the following websites for more information and other helpful resources.


Contact Us
Office  (715) 538-4509
Jail (715) 538-2311 Ext. 452
Dispatch Non-Emergency  (715) 538-4351
Office (715) 538-4410
Jail (715) 538-2148
18600 Hobson Street
Whitehall, WI 54773-8614

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Major Holidays

Brett Semingson