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2017 Police Week Events

Each year, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States participate in National Police Week.  As a tribute to fallen officers and their families, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The week in which May 15th falls is known as Police Week.  This year, National Police Week will occur May […]

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La Crosse Police Explorer Rescues Choking Friend

The La Crosse Police Department is proud to report the lifesaving actions of Police Explorer Ian Brown.  On March 22nd during lunch at Central High School, La Crosse Police Explorer Ian Brown used the first aid training that he received as a Police Explorer to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow student who was […]

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La Crosse Police Celebrate Asst. Chief Abraham’s FBI Academy Graduation

The La Crosse Police Department is pleased to announce that on March 17, 2017 Assistant Police Chief Robert Abraham successfully completed the 267th Session of the FBI National Academy.  Asst. Chief Abraham was one of 227 law enforcement executives to graduate on that day from the National Academy.  Asst. Chief Abraham’s classmates included law enforcement […]

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LCPD Officer Frank Racich Receives Award

La Crosse Police Officer Frank Racich was recently recognized by the La Crosse Area Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault Task Force for his work with our local Domestic Abuse Reduction Team (DART). Officer Racich was acknowledged with the “Law Enforcement Award” at the Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Recognition Banquet held October 21st. A colleague nominated Officer Racich and […]

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LCPD Awards/Recognition Ceremony

On Tuesday evening, May 24th, Chief Ron Tischer and members of the La Crosse Police Awards/Recognition Committee recognized Officers and community members for their extraordinary efforts in law enforcement, community service, and making La Crosse a better, safer place to live. We are please to share the following twelve awards that were presented this year: Officer […]

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Police Week Events

Each year, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States participate in National Police Week.  As a tribute to fallen officers and their families, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The week in which May 15th falls is known as Police Week.  This year, National Police Week will occur May […]

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Officer Oates Named a Top 10 DRE

The La Crosse Police Department is pleased to share that Officer Christopher Oates has been named a “2015 Top 10 DRE of the Year” in Wisconsin.  As a certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Officer Oates utilizes his skills to recognize when drivers are impaired by drugs, whether illegal, prescription, over-the-counter, or a combination of drugs […]

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K-9 Ralph Awarded 1st Place

The La Crosse Police Department is pleased to share that our three narcotics detection K-9 teams each placed in the Top 10 at the annual United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Narcotics Detection Certification Trials! Officer Tony LeQue and K-9 Ralph took home 1st Place overall with a perfect score of 200!  K-9 Ralph had the fastest time in completing […]

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La Crosse Police Announce Captain Promotion

Chief Ron Tischer is pleased to announce a promotion from within the Police Department. This morning, Lieutenant Troy Nedegaard was promoted to the rank of Captain of Police.  Captain Nedegaard has been with the Department since 1991.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1997 and to the rank of Lieutenant in 2006.  In 2011, he was […]

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School Crossing Guard Recognition Week

The Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation has declared this week, January 11 – 15, as Wisconsin Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week.  January is a perfect time of the year to recognize the dedicated adult crossing guards in our community, considering the job they have and the often less-than-ideal elements in which they work.  The winter months can […]

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