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Celebrate Safely on July 4th

It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, Riverfest, a backyard barbecue, or maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever you may have planned, the La Crosse Police Department would like to encourage everyone to plan for a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration.  Keep in mind these two important safety topics for this […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is 1 week away and the La Crosse Police Department would like to remind citizens of some safety tips! “Meet ‘n Treat” occurs on Halloween, October 31st, with recommended hours between 4:00PM – 8:00PM. Motorists Be on the lookout for “Meet ‘n Treaters” on sidewalks, in medians, at crossings, and in the streets Drive […]

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Tips for a Fun and Safe Oktoberfest

The La Crosse Police Department, together with our community partners, have been preparing for the 2016 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 are again […]

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Happy July 4

Celebrate the 4th Safely

The La Crosse Department would like to encourage everyone to plan for a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration.  Keep in mind these two important safety topics for this holiday weekend: safety on the road when traveling and the restrictions on the possession and use of fireworks. The 4th of July holiday is one of the deadliest […]

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Police and Public Rescue Three Boaters

At 1:30PM on Monday, May 30th, LCPD Water Patrol Officers Dakota Jelinski and Dale Gerbig were patrolling along the Black River just south of the railroad bridge.  Two large boats came through the area at full throttle, causing a massive wake.  The wake swamped a smaller fishing boat, causing it to capsize, resulting in the three occupants […]

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National Safe Boating Week May 21-27

National Safe Boating Week, May 21 – 27, 2016, 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, around 500 people drown in recreational boating accidents.  By encouraging people to “Wear It”, the theme of National […]

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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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IRS Scammers Targeting La Crosse Area

The La Crosse Police Department would like to warn area residents that phone scammers are continuing to make fake Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collections calls.  The fake IRS collection agents, using both “live” and “robo-calls”, are demanding that the victim make an immediate payment on an overdue tax bill.  They demand personal details or banking information, and then they threaten […]

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IRS Scam Alert

The La Crosse Police Department would like to warn area residents that phone scammers are continuing to make fake Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collections calls.  The fake IRS collection agents, using both “live” and “robo-calls”, are demanding that the victim make an immediate payment on an overdue tax bill.  They demand personal details or banking information, and then they threaten […]

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Happy Halloween

Halloween Safety Tips

In the City of La Crosse, “Meet ‘n Treat” occurs on Halloween, October 31st, with recommended hours between 4:00PM – 8:00PM.  The La Crosse Police Department would like to ensure that everyone experiences a safe and enjoyable Halloween by following these tips: Motorists Be on the lookout for “Meet ‘n Treaters” on sidewalks, in medians, at […]

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