Sheriff's Office

Gogebic County Sheriff's Office
Gogebic County Jail
100 W. Iron St. | Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: (906)667-0203 | Fax: (906)663-4090
Sheriff: Pete Matonich | Undersheriff: Ross Solberg

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News Releases

March 16, 2020
  • Out of an abundance of caution as we try to protect our existing inmate population and staff from illness all inmate visitation has been cancelled indefinitely.

March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Update
In response to the pandemic declared Coronavirus COVID-19 the following Sheriff's Office and Jail operational changes are being implemented to protect the public, inmates, and staff:
  • All fingerprinting for the general public for non-court related business is suspended.
  • Group programming for inmates is being reduced as well as all non-essential business.
  • Court ordered professional visits are being permitted.
  • Any business that can wait or be conducted via telephone is appreciated.
The Sheriff's Office will post updates if there are any changes in how business is conducted.

An ATM, provided by the 1st National Bank of Wakefield and Bessemer, is now available in the front vestibule for the public's convenience.

The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office vows to continue a centuries old commitment to provide professional law enforcement services to all citizens of Gogebic County.

The Sheriff and his Deputies are responsible for enforcement of federal, state and county laws, including local ordinances.  We investigate crimes, accidents, and apprehend criminals.  The Sheriff also operates the county jail including dispatching for emergency services such as fire and ambulance.  The Sheriff’s Office serves at the pleasure of the courts, provides security, serves civil process, enforces court orders, and warrants.  Through contractual agreements, the Sheriff’s Office provides primary law enforcement services to both the Cities of Bessemer and Wakefield and the Gogebic Iron County Airport during scheduled flights.  The Sheriff's Office provides court ordered transportation service to Gogebic County Community Mental Health patients at various institutions both in and out of state. The Sheriff's Office also employs a part time animal control officer partially funded through a tax payer voted animal control millage.


Detective / Investigation  Child Safety Seat Technicians 
SWAT Team   Off  Road Vehicle Patrol 
G.I.A.N.T. Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team  Snowmobile Patrol 
Crime Scene / Evidence Technicians  Marine Patrol 
Accident Investigator  Search and Rescue 
 Victim Services Unit  

 Gogebic County Animal Control Ordinance

Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team (G.I.A.N.T) Information
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