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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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Officer Whitney Hughes

LCPD Officer Whitney Hughes Receives Award

Please join us in congratulating La Crosse Police Officer Whitney Hughes who was recently recognized by the La Crosse Area Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Task Force for her service to our community. Officer Hughes was presented with the “Law Enforcement Award” at the annual Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault Recognition Banquet held Thursday, October 29th. The La […]

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Pastor Clements

Local Police Chaplain Appointed ICPC President

The La Crosse Police Department is pleased to share that Mark Clements, Head Chaplain of the La Crosse Area Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, was recently installed as the 21st President of the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC)! Chaplain Clements became a Life Member of the ICPC in 2001, and through this organization, has earned his Basic, Senior, Master, and Diplomate […]

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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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Lt. Dan Kloss

Lt. Dan Kloss Completes Northwestern Command School

The La Crosse Police Department is proud to announce that Lieutenant Daniel Kloss recently graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. SPSC is a ten-week, intensive and dynamic police management program intended for mid- and upper-level supervisory personnel.  It is designed to prepare today’s progressive public safety […]

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Linnea Miller Award

LCPD Sergeant Linnea Miller Receives Award

La Crosse Police Detective Sergeant Linnea Miller was awarded the 2015 Ken Kolb “Great Kids Start With You” Award as part of the La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference held last week. With nominations from three individuals including a La Crosse Child Protective Services worker, a Stepping Stones Family Advocate, and a fellow police officer, Sgt. Miller’s […]

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LCPD Honor Guard

2015 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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