Proposal To Move State Patrol Headquarters From FDL

The highway safety coordinator for Fond du Lac County says it would make sense to relocate the headquarters for the Northeastern District of the State Patrol from Fond du Lac to a more centralized location. Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig says he’s hoping it won’t come to that. He says the County has been fortunate over the years to have the headquarters in Fond du Lac because extra personnel are available if there is a major incident. Outagamie County officials are proposing building a joint facility that would house the sheriff’s department and State Patrol; an idea Governor Walker has warmed to. Olig says Fond du Lac County would still have the same number of troopers assigned to it, but they wouldn’t have the advantage of having the extra personnel available for major incidents if the post is moved from Fond du Lac. He says a move would definitely have an effect on the County. Outagamie County officials believe the move could save the state about $1.5 million. The Fond du Lac Post serves as headquarters for state troopers patrolling 11 counties in Northeastern Wisconsin.