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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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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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Back to School Safety

As summer comes to a close and schools open their doors for the new year, the La Crosse Police Department would like to ask that all motorists be more vigilant for people walking and riding bikes to school, including the university areas.  We are also asking that drivers pay close attention to our School Crossing Guards who […]

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Happy July 4

Celebrate Safely on the 4th of July

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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Water Entry

La Crosse Police Complete Water Survival Training

Early this week, the La Crosse Police Department hosted an intense training course on basic water survival.  For eight hours, La Crosse Police Training Director Lt. Troy Nedegaard trained participants on water safety including rescue, self-defense, and personal self-awareness in the water.  As Lt. Nedegaard stated, “everyone believes that they’re comfortable in the water – good swimmers.  But […]

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LCPD Water Patrol

National Safe Boating Week May 16 – 22

National Safe Boating Week, May 16 – 22, 2015, 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, over 500 people drown in recreational boating accidents.  By encouraging people to “Wear It”, the theme of […]

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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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Riding Bikes, Boards, and Blades in the City

As school winds down and summer begins, it’s the perfect time of year to bring out bicycles, skateboards, and roller blades and ride around town.  In the City of La Crosse, there are regulations for riding these, especially in the Downtown Business District. In general, play vehicles (skateboards, roller skates, etc.) are allowed on all residential city […]

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CPA Week 8: Traffic Stop Scenarios and EVOC

During last week’s Citizens’ Police Academy, participants learned what it’s like to be a Police Officer during a traffic stop.  In various scenarios, Officer Jeremy Rindfleisch acted as the “driver”, while class participants took turns as the “Police Officer”.  In each scenario, Officer Ryan Stenslien coached the “Officers” in different things to look for when […]

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Dusting for Fingerprints

CPA Weeks 6 and 7: Investigations, Simulations, and Firearms Safety

During week 6 of the La Crosse Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy, participants had the opportunity to learn all about the Investigative Services Bureau and some of the techniques used during investigations.  Detective Sergeant Mike Blokhuis and Investigator Tony DeLap walked the class through a few cases they’d worked in the past, pointing out techniques […]

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