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High Visibility Pedestrian and OWI Enforcement

The La Crosse Police Department will have extra Police Officers working today, Thursday, July 10th, on a High Visibility Pedestrian Enforcement grant.  The Officers will be at the intersection of Rose and Logan Streets from 3:00PM – 6:00PM. Tomorrow, Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th, extra Officers will be working throughout the city on a High Visibility OWI […]

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NROs Pond and Kamps

Neighborhood Response Officers: Northside Announcement

Chief Ron Tischer, along with the La Crosse Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the La Crosse Police Department’s two newest Neighborhood Response Officers – Tyler Pond and Casey Kamps - who began their new assignments in the City’s Northside neighborhoods this week. With the help of a Federal Grant and unique public-private collaborations, the Neighborhood Response Officer […]

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Fiery Crash in KY

Vacationing Officers Jump into Action at Fiery Crash

The La Crosse Police Department is proud to share a story of two off-duty officers, our very own Officer Jovanna Randall and her husband Officer Jeremy Randall of the West Salem Police Department, who jumped into heroic action when they came upon a fiery crash on their way home from vacationing in Kentucky. Please visit WXOW Channel 19 […]

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Drug Drop Off Feature

Prescription Medication Drop Boxes

The La Crosse County Heroin Task Force, along with the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department and Police Departments in La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, Town of Campbell, West Salem, and Bangor, announced this morning that each department will be installing prescription medication drop boxes.  The drug drop boxes were obtained through a grant from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators […]

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Happy 4th

4th of July Safety

The La Crosse Department would like to encourage everyone to plan for a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration.  Keep in mind these two important safety topics for this holiday weekend: safety on the road when traveling and the restrictions on the possession and use of fireworks. The 4th of July holiday is one of the deadliest […]

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Burglary Investigation Leads to Arrests

Early this morning, the La Crosse Police Department responded to a report of a burglary at Wonder Wash Car Wash on La Crosse’s south side.  Officers located a stolen car on the scene that was from Fillmore County in Minnesota.  Footage from video surveillance provided a description of multiple suspects. Information obtained indicated that the possible suspects were staying […]

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Did You Know: Dogs in City Parks

The La Crosse Police Department frequently receives calls regarding dogs in City parks: what is allowed and what is not?  In November of 2013, the La Crosse City Council amended the Municipal Code of Ordinances relating to Animals in City Parks, Athletic Fields, and Trails, as well as Prohibited Areas for Animals.  A summary of these ordinances is as […]

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Putt'n 4 Pooches Thank You

“Putt’n 4 Pooches” Thank you!

Last Wednesday, the La Crosse Police Department K-9 Unit hosted the 5th Annual “Putt’n 4 Pooches” Golf Outing and Fundraiser.  With a record thirty-one golf teams, this year’s tournament was a great success in raising funds to help train and equip the Department’s four K-9 teams. We’d like to thank everyone that participated this year: The golfers, friends, and family […]

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G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training in La Crosse

The La Crosse Police Department, in conjunction with the G.R.E.A.T. Midwest-Atlantic Training Center, will be hosting G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training from June 23 – July 2, 2014.  This training will be one of the largest ever held in La Crosse with 26 officers attending from 13 states including Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Nebraska, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, […]

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WILEAG Re-accreditation Announcement

Earlier today, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) Board convened to determine if the La Crosse Police Department met re-accreditation standards during the on-site assessment that the Department completed in April of this year. Following a presentation by the lead assessor, the Board unanimously voted for re-accreditation status for the Department, a designation which remains in effect for […]

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