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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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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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Packer Playing Cards

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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LCPD Segway 1

LCPD Begins Training for Segway Use

Earlier today, the La Crosse Police Department received two Segway x2 SE Patroller vehicles and began training for the safe operation of these vehicles.  The Patroller Segways are built for law enforcement use, employing additional equipment such as reflective shields, blue and red police lights, larger all-terrain tires, cargo frames, comfort mats, and gliding lights for […]

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NNO 2014

National Night Out Events in La Crosse

Tuesday, August 4th marks the 32nd National Night Out and the 18th 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 […]

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Guns 'n Hoses Group

2nd Annual “Guns ‘n Hoses” Charity Softball Game

On Sunday, July 12th at 3:05PM, the La Crosse Loggers will host the 2nd Annual “Patriot Games: Guns ‘n Hoses” charity softball game at Copeland Park, pitting the La Crosse Police Department against the La Crosse Fire Department in a friendly competition. For just $10, fans will get general admission to this game, as well as the regularly scheduled La Crosse Loggers […]

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Flame of Hope

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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Sara Softball Donation

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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2015 CPA Grads

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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