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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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Armed Burglar Arrested in Act

Early this morning, a resident of 315 9th Street N was awoken in his bedroom by a stranger standing over him holding a flashlight.  When the startled suspect fled his apartment, the complainant called 9-1-1 and reported a burglary in process.  He observed the suspect trying to access other apartments, checking for doors that were unlocked, and saw him enter through one. […]

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Bicycle Safety Campaign with Dairy Queen

The La Crosse Police Department will once again partner with Dairy Queen (Fourteen Foods) to promote a safety initiative happening throughout our city 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 their […]

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Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Grant Announcement

The La Crosse Police Department and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Police Department have recently been awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to place additional patrols in the community to focus on pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic laws and safety.  The La Crosse Police Department will be using high visibility pedestrian and vehicle enforcement […]

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Responsible Beverage Server Training Announced

The La Crosse Police Department, together with the La Crosse County Health Department, Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior Coalition, and Coulee Council on Addictions, are co-sponsoring several FREE Responsible Beverage Server Training sessions throughout this year. The main purpose of the Responsible Beverage Server Training is to help servers and staff create a safe and responsible […]

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Phone Scam: IRS Collections Calls

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 callers, 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 the victim […]

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Phone Scam: Caller ID Spoofing

The La Crosse Police Department has received several reports of an attempted phone scam. This scam involves “Caller ID Spoofing”, wherein the caller “spoofs” victims’ cell phones and home phone caller ID units into displaying incorrect or fake information, all in an attempt to gain a measure of trust from the victim. The phone numbers being used in this “Caller ID Spoofing” scam are […]

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High Visibility OWI Traffic Enforcement

On Friday, October 31st, the La Crosse Police Department, along with other agencies in La Crosse County, will be deploying extra officers as part of the La Crosse County Traffic Safety Task Force initiative.  The officers will be looking for OWI, Speed, Seatbelt, and other traffic safety violations. The goals for these grants are to […]

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Halloween Safety

The La Crosse Police Department would like to ensure that everyone experiences a safe and enjoyable Halloween.  In the City of La Crosse, “Meet ‘n Treat” occurs on Halloween, October 31st. Parents, review the following tips with your children: Limit the hours of “Meet ‘n Treat” to between 4:00PM and 8:00PM Only approach homes with outdoor […]

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Oktoberfest Dos and Don’ts

The La Crosse Police Department is proud to serve our Oktoberfest and community.  Together with our community partners, we have been preparing for the 2014 Oktoberfest for many months.  Our goal is to have an uneventful and safe celebration for all to enjoy. To help us achieve a hassle-free and fun fest, simply apply common sense and civil […]

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