Washington Island Police Department

1045 Main Road

P.O. Box 190

Washington Island, WI  54246

Phone (920) 847-2355   Fax (920) 847-2315

E-mail: washingtonislandpd@gmail.com

Staff Information

Tyler profile

Chief Tyler McGrane

After graduating from Sheboygan North High School in 1989 Chief McGrane joined the United States Marine Corps. In the Marines Chief McGrane was in Security Forces and also an Infantryman where he was able to travel to seven countries in four years. Chief McGrane is a Gulf War veteran. After the military Chief McGrane used the GI Bill for his Associate’s degree in Police Science and started work with Elkhart Lake Police Department & Sheboygan Falls Police Department part-time. While working part-time for the departments, he maintained fulltime employment with The American Club's & Kohler Company's security departments. Before applying for the island police department he worked for Wisconsin State Patrol for a few months.

Chief McGrane started to work on the Washington  Island's police department in June of 1999 as the officer in charge of the department. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four girls most of all, along with helping at the family marina and restaurant.

Politics are everywhere, we are public figures. He prides himself on professionalism and that politics do not interfere with his management style. Although, to keep a successful career on the island and anywhere else, he respects, understands and deals with the political nature of law enforcement.

“The island is amazing in many ways. People are very friendly and welcoming. The level of participation in community events and social programs is highly commendable, especially for a small island. It’s a beautiful place to live and raise a family; Washington Island is a place people feel safe to live. I’m very pleased to be a part of this community.” – Tyler McGrane, Chief

Gary profile

Officer Gary Schultz

As a 1992 graduate of Sheboygan South High School, he continued to further his education at Lakeshore Technical College (LTC-Cleveland, WI). As a licensed Emergency Medical Technician of 18 years, Officer Schultz has used this education in his work as a Captain of the First Responders (Brass Division) at Kohler Company for 14 years, volunteering with the Emergency Response Team with the American Red Cross, and then again as health director at Camp Evelyn.

With the economy falling and the workloads dropping at the factory, Officer Schultz saw an opportunity to return to further his education once again. Officer Schultz graduated with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and completed the recruit academy at Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI.

Officer Schultz started with the Washington Island Police Department in June of 2009. To get more involved with the community, Officer Schultz has continued to practice as an EMT-B and is the Crew Chief for Emergency Services of Door County - Washington Island station.

When Officer Schultz is not on duty you can usually find him outdoors with his family, motorcycling, hunting, or running his kids around the island. He loves to travel with his family and see the United States.

“The island has welcomed our family with open arms and helped make it our home. We have enjoyed meeting the people from the island and learning what this island has to offer. I get the privilege to work and serve, where everyone else wants to visit and go on vacation. Every time I drive on this island, I think to myself how lucky we are to live and work in such a beautiful place” – Officer Gary L. Schultz

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