Shawn Becker was elected to the Office of Wood County Sheriff on November 6th 2018. Sheriff Becker began his service to Wood County in 1997 as a Deputy Sheriff and served as Field Training Officer, Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, Defense and Arrest Tactics Instructor and Vehicle Contacts Instructor. He shared some news about the last year in the department and some exciting changes coming to the department in the near future. Sheriff Becker also served as Patrol Sergeant, Investigator Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant and in 2015 he was promoted to Patrol Captain. Sheriff Shawn Becker graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School in 1988. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1993.