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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 Regional Training Center, is once again hosting G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training this summer from June 15 – June 24, 2015.  This year we have 21 officers attending from 9 states including Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and Michigan.  Some of the larger police departments represented include Madison, […]

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2015 “Putt’n 4 Pooches” Thank You!

On Wednesday, June 10th, the La Crosse Police Department K-9 Unit hosted the 6th Annual “Putt’n 4 Pooches” Golf Outing and Fundraiser.  With thirty golf teams, this year’s outing was a great success in raising funds for the K-9 Unit. We would like to thank everyone that participated this year: The golfers, friends, and family […]

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Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Early this morning, members of the La Crosse and Onalaska Police Departments joined other law enforcement agencies and community members for our local leg of the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin. The Law Enforcement Torch Run was first established by the law enforcement community […]

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La Crosse Police Complete Water Survival Training

Early this week, the La Crosse Police Department hosted an intense training course on basic water survival.  For eight hours, La Crosse Police Training Director Lt. Troy Nedegaard trained participants on water safety including rescue, self-defense, and personal self-awareness in the water.  As Lt. Nedegaard stated, “everyone believes that they’re comfortable in the water – good swimmers.  But […]

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LCPD K-9 “Putt’n 4 Pooches” Golf Outing and Fundraiser

The La Crosse Police Professional Non-Supervisory Association is pleased to announce the 6th Annual “Putt’n 4 Pooches” golf outing and fundraiser to support the La Crosse Police Department K-9 Program.  The outing and fundraiser will occur this year on Wednesday, June 10th. At this time, registration for the golf outing is closed with 30 teams.  We’d like to […]

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Chi Phi Fraternity Presents Donation to La Crosse Police

On Tuesday May 12th the Chi Phi Fraternity—Pi Theta Chapter from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse presented a donation check to the La Crosse Police Department for $5,000.00. The generous donation came from funds raised during the 3rd annual La Crosse Violence Awareness Charity Softball Tournament, “Sara Softball 2015”, that was held on Saturday, April […]

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National Safe Boating Week May 16 – 22

National Safe Boating Week, May 16 – 22, 2015, kicks-off the yearlong North American Safe Boating Campaign which promotes safe, responsible boating and encourages recreational boaters to wear a life jacket at all times when operating on the water. Each year, over 500 people drown in recreational boating accidents.  By encouraging people to “Wear It”, the theme of […]

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Police Officer Memorial Day – LCPD’s Fallen

Today on National Police Officer Memorial Day, the La Crosse Police Department, along with area law enforcement agencies, will attend the Police Officer Memorial Ceremony to honor our fallen brothers and sisters.  Already this year, law enforcement agencies from across the United States have tragically lost 42 men and women.  The county-wide memorial ceremony will be held today at 10:00AM […]

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CPA Week 10: The Final Class

On Tuesday night, the participants of the 2015 Citizens’ Police Academy attended the last class of the series. To start the evening, Lt. Troy Nedegaard provided information and training on how to survive an active shooter event.  The ALERRT Center at Texas State University has developed law enforcement and civilian training programs based on their Avoid. Deny. Defend. strategy […]

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Lt. Avrie Schott Named Outstanding CIT Officer

On Monday night, LCPD Lieutenant Avrie Schott received the Outstanding Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer award presented by the Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area at their annual Shining Star Awards ceremony. Lt. Schott was recognized by the Coalition for her dedication to mental health awareness as a CIT member, noting her most recent efforts to […]

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