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National Night Out

National Night Out Events in La Crosse Tuesday, August 1st marks the 34th National Night Out and the 20th Annual celebration here in La Crosse! National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event in which Neighborhood Watch groups get together across the nation in the form of local block parties, cookouts, and youth programs. The […]

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LCPD Recognized by Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse

This past Friday night, the La Crosse Police Department was recognized at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse’s annual Wall of Fame Banquet. The La Crosse Police Department was presented with the “Distinguished Service Award” for the variety of community-based programs the agency is involved in. One of the hallmark programs that […]

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25th Annual State Bank Chili Cook Off

This Saturday, October 8th, members of the La Crosse Police Department will join other members of our community for the 25th 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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National Night Out Events in La Crosse

Tuesday, August 2nd marks the 33rd National Night Out and the 19th Annual celebration here in La Crosse! National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event in which Neighborhood Watch groups get together across the nation in the form of local block parties, cookouts, and youth programs.  The NNO campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, […]

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Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Early tomorrow morning, members of the La Crosse Department will join area law enforcement agencies and community members for 30th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin. The Law Enforcement Torch Run was first established by the law enforcement community as a way to help support Special Olympics in […]

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Bike Safety Campaign with Dairy Queen

The La Crosse Police Department is pleased to announce that we will once again partner with Dairy Queen (Fourteen Foods) to promote a safety initiative called the “You’ve Been Caught Wearing Your Helmet” campaign. La Crosse Police Officers will be handing out coupons for a free DQ treat (small cone) whenever they observe children wearing helmets while riding […]

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Downtown NROs Organize Earth Day Clean-Up

  After spending time in Cameron Park, visiting with the park’s frequent patrons, the Downtown area Neighborhood Resource Officers Joel Miller and Alex Burg noticed that the busy park could benefit from a bit of spring cleaning.  They approached downtown businesses with their idea for a clean-up and received overwhelming support! Today, from 11:30AM – 1:30PM, the […]

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NROs, K-9 Team Arrest Suspected Meth Dealer

Yesterday, at 1:16PM, La Crosse Police Neighborhood Resource Officers (NROs) Tyler Pond and Dale Gerbig stopped a motor vehicle driven by Kong Vang near 11th and Badger Streets.  The traffic stop was based on their knowledge that Vang (DOB 9/9/1989) had an active warrant and did not possess a valid driver license. The NROs requested the on-duty K-9 team of Officer Tony LeQue and K-9 Ralph.  […]

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Chief Tischer: NROs Spread Holiday Cheer

In early December, I had the privilege of accepting a generous donation from a caring and compassionate citizen of La Crosse.  This citizen’s family came together to donate several Festival Foods and Toys “R” Us gift cards.  Citing the Department’s Neighborhood Resource Officers’ positive interactions with area youth and their families, the donor requested that the NROs use the cards to […]

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Thank You for Your Support

As we approach the holidays and the new year, the La Crosse Police Department would like to take a moment to reflect on the overwhelming support of our Community Policing programs, especially the relatively new Neighborhood Resource Officer program. In 2014, with a first-ever, public-private collaboration, we were able to add four (4) sworn officer positions to […]

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