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IRS Scam Alert

The La Crosse Police Department would like to warn area residents that phone scammers are continuing to make fake Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collections calls.  The fake IRS collection agents, using both “live” and “robo-calls”, are demanding that the victim make an immediate payment on an overdue tax bill.  They demand personal details or banking information, and then they threaten […]

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Alternate Side Parking Starts Nov. 1st

Starting Sunday morning, November 1st, at 1:00AM, alternate side parking goes into effect in the City of La Crosse and lasts until April 1, 2016.  The ordinance reads as follows: 44-107 Night Parking Alternate Sides of Street – Between 1:00AM and 6:00AM, from November 1 to April 1, vehicles shall be parked only on even-numbered sides of the […]

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La Crosse Police Department Investigation

This afternoon, Chief Ronald Tischer of the La Crosse Police Department released the following information: Just prior to September 10, 2015, several citizens came forward with information to the La Crosse Police Department regarding allegations of misconduct by Officer Poke, both while on duty and off duty.  Furthermore, Officer Poke made allegations prior to September 10th, […]

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2015 Oktoberfest Recap

Chief Ron Tischer and members of the La Crosse Police Department would like to thank the volunteers, businesses, and organizations in our community, as well as outside law enforcement agencies, for all of their help in making Oktoberfest 2015 a safe and enjoyable event for all. To help ensure safety throughout the fest, the La Crosse Police Department deployed 55 additional law enforcement […]

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2014 Chili Cook Off

State Bank Chili Cook Off

This Saturday, October 10th, members of the La Crosse Police Department will join other members of our community for the 24th Annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off!   The Chili Cook Off will be held in Riverside Park from 11:30AM to 1:30PM, with a chili pepper eating contest and awards ceremony from 1:30PM – 2:30PM. Chili tasting admission is […]

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Oktoberfest Feature

Tips for a Fun and Safe Oktoberfest

The La Crosse Police Department, together with our community partners, have been preparing for the 2015 Oktoberfest for many months to ensure a safe and enjoyable celebration for all.  Recently, we have been reaching out to different members of our community to provide some recommendations for best practices during this city-wide event.  We have met with […]

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LCPD Officers to Hand Out Packer Trading Cards

La Crosse Police Department Officers have recently been provided another great way to connect with the children in our area.  Like last year, Officers will have full sets of Green Bay Packers trading cards available for children they meet in the community. These 20-card sets, available only through the Police Department, feature a picture of a Green Bay Packer […]

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La Crosse Police Investigate Shooting

On Sunday September 6th at approximately 1:56pm, the La Crosse Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Avon Street in regards to reports of gunshots and persons and vehicles leaving from 1626 Avon Street. This location was secured and a search was conducted at 1626 Avon Street. Neither the suspect(s) nor victim(s) were located […]

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1 Year of Drug Drop Box Success

It has been one year since the La Crosse Police Department installed a permanent Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box as part of a county-wide initiative to provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of household medications. Over the past year, we have had great success collecting and disposing of 800 POUNDS of unwanted and/or unused prescription drugs! The […]

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Back to School Safety

As summer comes to a close and schools open their doors for the new year, the La Crosse Police Department would like to ask that all motorists be more vigilant for people walking and riding bikes to school, including the university areas.  We are also asking that drivers pay close attention to our School Crossing Guards who […]

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