Police Department

Emergency:  911

Non-emergency:  920-832-5000* (this is the primary number)
                          920-788-7743 (M-F 7:30am - 3:30pm)

Overnight parking request:  920-832-5000

The Village of Combined Locks has contracted with Outagamie County Sheriff's Department for police service.  Deputies will patrol both Buchanan and Combined Locks under this contract.  In addition, Combined Locks has contracted a sergeant/investigator for dedicated service to Combined Locks only. 

Welcome Sgt. Tyler Van Handel!

Sergeant Van Handel started with the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office in 2014 following his graduation from Fox Valley Technical College.  He is a 2012 graduate of Appleton East High School.  Sergeant Van Handel's was first assigned to the Town of Buchanan night shift after completing his field training.  He has served as the School Resource Officer (SRO) for the School District of Shiocton from January 2018-June 2019.  Sergeant Van Handel is also a member of the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and is an instructor for the agency.

During his time at Shiocton Schools, Sergeant Van Handel spent his time engaging with the students and served as a positive law enforcement image for all students from pre-kindergarten through seniors.  He left that position grateful for all of the students, staff and families he was able to work with.  

Sergeant Van Handel hopes to bring the experience he gained while working his previous assignments to the Village of Combined Locks.  He stated that his goal is to provide the Village of Combined Locks with the highest level of professional law enforcement services while continuing to place community at the forefront.

In Sergeant Van Handel's words:  "I feel it's important to be approachable for all demographics.  Far too often we see negativity surrounding law enforcement, and I feel our community deserves to see the positive in each of us.  As your Sergeant, I will be the liaison between the Village of Combined Locks and the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office.  I will work closely with the other six Deputies assigned to the Village of Combined Locks and Town of Buchanan to ensure that the residents are satisfied with the services provided."

"Best wishes to outgoing Sergeant John Schuette who has been assigned to the Investigative Division at the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office.  My goal is to take the success Sergeant Schuette had while in this role and meet or exceed it."

"Thank you for the opportunity to work with you in ensuring a safe Village of Combined Locks.  Feel free to contact me at 920-788-7743 or tyler.vanhandel@outagamie.org