Local ATV and Snowmobile Clubs Provide Support for The Northern Oconto County Community Officer

Posted on March 27th, 2018 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News


Pictured from left to right; Breed Town Chairman Brian Moran, Brazeau Town Chairman Ryan Wendt, Town of Doty Supervisor Bob Gaie, Town of Townsend Supervisor Linda Adamczyk, Deputy Ben Schindel, Town of Riverview Chairman Ann Hogan, County Board Supervisor Dennis Kroll, Oconto County Economic Development Samantha Boucher, Chief Deputy Ed Janke, Town of Mountain Supervisor James Vorpahl

Northern Oconto County ATV and Snowmobile Clubs who pledged support for the newly created Northern Oconto County Community Officer (NOCCO) provided checks totaling $1,800 to Oconto County.  The money will be used to purchase equipment necessary for the program.

Representatives from the towns of Breed, Brazeau, Doty, Townsend, Riverview and Mountain were present for the presentation.  Members of the ATV and Snowmobile Clubs represented the Crooked Trails ATV Club, the Oconto County Snowmobile Alliance, The Red Arrow Snowmobile Club, the Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club, the Dusty Trails ATV Club, the Oconto Falls Sno Jokers, the Lakewood Paul Bunyan Riders, the Chute Pond Snowmobile Club, the Lena Snow Drifters and the Iron Snow Shoe Snowmobile Club.

Deputy Ben Schindel, a lifelong resident of Oconto County was selected in January to serve as the NOCCO.  Deputy Schindel graduated with high honors from NWTC in 2009 with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement.  Deputy Schindel was a Police Officer with the Green Bay Police Department prior to fulfilling his ultimate goal of becoming a Deputy with the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputy Schindel’s goal is to build a relationship with the community members of the seven towns in order to create a safe environment, improve the quality of life, and to promote ATV, snowmobile, and boating safety by providing professional and compassionate law enforcement services.

Deputy Schindel is scheduled to begin his new duties April 1st.

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