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Operating as usual

Come join us at Tosa Green Summit tomorrow at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin City Hall, 7725 W North Av, from 8a-2p. This week we ...
09/17/2021

Come join us at Tosa Green Summit tomorrow at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin City Hall, 7725 W North Av, from 8a-2p.

This week we are collecting recyclables of household hazardous waste and unused household chemicals with Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD and electronics (some fees may apply). More details are available here: https://www.mmsd.com/what-you-can-do/home-haz-mat-collection

You can help keep our waters clean and your home safe!

Are you looking for a job that challenges you? Interested in being part of a team, working for the safety and well-being...
09/16/2021

Are you looking for a job that challenges you? Interested in being part of a team, working for the safety and well-being of our community? Look no further, we are hiring for the position of 911 dispatcher.

For more information about the job and how to apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wauwatosawi?

Are you looking for a job that challenges you? Interested in being part of a team, working for the safety and well-being of our community? Look no further, we are hiring for the position of 911 dispatcher.

For more information about the job and how to apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wauwatosawi?

Making ConnectionsToday, Chief MacGillis had the pleasure of meeting with several community members over a cup of coffee...
09/15/2021

Making Connections

Today, Chief MacGillis had the pleasure of meeting with several community members over a cup of coffee.

He is excited to learn more about how we can work together for a better Wauwatosa.

Thank you for the invite Allison Byrne, Alderwoman District 6. ☕️

For the time period of September 6, 2021 through September 12, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the followin...
09/14/2021

For the time period of September 6, 2021 through September 12, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of note:
- 3 stolen autos
- 1 vehicle pursuit
- 2 eludings
- 1 robbery
- 2 burglaries
- 2 battery complaints
- 1 shots fired
- 3 disorderly conduct complaints where subjects were armed with handguns
- 3 theft from autos

View where the crime is happening here: https://bit.ly/2VyQNVP

Do you have information regarding crime in Wauwatosa?
Our partners Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers have several ways you can provide tips or information - all those who wish to can remain anonymous:
- call 414-771-TOSA (8672)
- text-a-tip to CRIMES (274637) - include TOSA plus your message
- download the "P3 Tips" app on your smart phone

Investigators are hard at work and our officers continue to patrol using data-driven initiatives and proactive strategies based on crime trends in our community.

Safety and crime prevention is a shared responsibility - lock your doors, close your garages and report suspicious and illegal activities. We're here for you!

For the time period of September 6, 2021 through September 12, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of note:
- 3 stolen autos
- 1 vehicle pursuit
- 2 eludings
- 1 robbery
- 2 burglaries
- 2 battery complaints
- 1 shots fired
- 3 disorderly conduct complaints where subjects were armed with handguns
- 3 theft from autos

View where the crime is happening here: https://bit.ly/2VyQNVP

Do you have information regarding crime in Wauwatosa?
Our partners Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers have several ways you can provide tips or information - all those who wish to can remain anonymous:
- call 414-771-TOSA (8672)
- text-a-tip to CRIMES (274637) - include TOSA plus your message
- download the "P3 Tips" app on your smart phone

Investigators are hard at work and our officers continue to patrol using data-driven initiatives and proactive strategies based on crime trends in our community.

Safety and crime prevention is a shared responsibility - lock your doors, close your garages and report suspicious and illegal activities. We're here for you!

09/13/2021

See Something...Say Something!

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.Today we remember the victims, the fam...
09/11/2021

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

Today we remember the victims, the families and the survivors.

Today we honor the heroism of the first responders and the bravery and sacrifice of the civilians.

Today we remember where we were and how life changed that day.

We will never forget.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

Today we remember the victims, the families and the survivors.

Today we honor the heroism of the first responders and the bravery and sacrifice of the civilians.

Today we remember where we were and how life changed that day.

We will never forget.

Today is #WorldSu***dePreventionDay. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, call the National Su***de Prev...
09/10/2021

Today is #WorldSu***dePreventionDay. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit http://su***depreventionlifeline.org. Locally, NAMI Southeast Wisconsin has many resources available for those affected by mental health conditions.

National Su***de Prevention Week is an annual week-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about su***de prevention and warning signs of su***de.

See what else NAMI is doing this month: https://namisoutheastwi.org/events/su***de-prevention-month/

#su***deprevention #su***deawareness #notalone

The Wauwatosa Police Department, along with Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers are happy to announce that we each will be particip...
09/08/2021

The Wauwatosa Police Department, along with Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers are happy to announce that we each will be participating in this weekends Tosa Green Summit “Shred-It” event. This is an opportunity for you to get rid of some things you no longer need. Papers, medicines, clothing, bikes, and much more. We hope to see you there!
For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3nfc56A

The Wauwatosa Police Department, along with Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers are happy to announce that we each will be participating in this weekends Tosa Green Summit “Shred-It” event. This is an opportunity for you to get rid of some things you no longer need. Papers, medicines, clothing, bikes, and much more. We hope to see you there!
For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3nfc56A

For the time period of August 30 through September 5, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls o...
09/07/2021

For the time period of August 30 through September 5, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of note:
- 4 stolen autos
- 1 attempted stolen auto
- 6 vehicle pursuits
- 4 eludings
- 1 robbery of a financial institution
- 2 battery complaints
- 1 burglary
- 2 shots fired complaints
- 1 theft from auto

See the crime map here: https://bit.ly/2VyQNVP

Searching for more information? Monthly reports are available just below the crime map at the above link.

Officers continue to use data-driven deployment directives and proactive strategies based on crime trends in our community.

We're here if you need us - report suspicious and illegal activities!

For the time period of August 30 through September 5, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of note:
- 4 stolen autos
- 1 attempted stolen auto
- 6 vehicle pursuits
- 4 eludings
- 1 robbery of a financial institution
- 2 battery complaints
- 1 burglary
- 2 shots fired complaints
- 1 theft from auto

See the crime map here: https://bit.ly/2VyQNVP

Searching for more information? Monthly reports are available just below the crime map at the above link.

Officers continue to use data-driven deployment directives and proactive strategies based on crime trends in our community.

We're here if you need us - report suspicious and illegal activities!

Happy Labor Day from all of us at the Wauwatosa Police Department.In observance of the holiday, the front desk and recor...
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day from all of us at the Wauwatosa Police Department.

In observance of the holiday, the front desk and records division will be closed on Monday, September 6th, 2021.

For non-emergencies, please call 414-471-8430.
In case of emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Happy Labor Day from all of us at the Wauwatosa Police Department.

In observance of the holiday, the front desk and records division will be closed on Monday, September 6th, 2021.

For non-emergencies, please call 414-471-8430.
In case of emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

09/03/2021
Celebrate Labor Day safely

#LaborDay weekend is here and our officers continue to deploy in support of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

As Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Anthony Burrell explains, it is never OK to drink and drive. We encourage everyone to make safe choices.

- Plan ahead
- Designate a sober drive
- Take a ride share
- Buckle Up
- Slow Down
- Use the Drive Sober App: https://bit.ly/380nn6c
- Use SafeRide Program: https://bit.ly/3sH6Qxu
- If you suspect a driver is impaired, call 911 - safety is everyone's responsibility

https://fb.watch/7O9iGvKWye/

Please help us in welcoming the newest Police Officers to join our team, Eric Benson and Jacob Shoman. They were sworn i...
09/02/2021

Please help us in welcoming the newest Police Officers to join our team, Eric Benson and Jacob Shoman. They were sworn in on August 27th and have already started orientation. Welcome and congratulations!

Interested in joining our team?
Discover more here: www.wauwatosa.net/police

Please help us in welcoming the newest Police Officers to join our team, Eric Benson and Jacob Shoman. They were sworn in on August 27th and have already started orientation. Welcome and congratulations!

Interested in joining our team?
Discover more here: www.wauwatosa.net/police

The school year has officially started.  During the 20-21 school year, we definitely faced some challenges, so here's to...
09/01/2021

The school year has officially started. During the 20-21 school year, we definitely faced some challenges, so here's to a fresh, safe, healthy, and amazing 21-22 school year! We have Officer Tracy Burbach at Longfellow, Officer Jeremy Bronner at Whitman, Officer Andy Yothsackda at East and Officer Farris Griffin at West. Welcome back and say hello to your School Resource Officers.

The school year has officially started. During the 20-21 school year, we definitely faced some challenges, so here's to a fresh, safe, healthy, and amazing 21-22 school year! We have Officer Tracy Burbach at Longfellow, Officer Jeremy Bronner at Whitman, Officer Andy Yothsackda at East and Officer Farris Griffin at West. Welcome back and say hello to your School Resource Officers.

For the time period of August 23 through August 29, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of ...
08/31/2021

For the time period of August 23 through August 29, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of note:
- 4 stolen autos
- 5 attempted stolen autos
- 2 vehicle pursuits
- 1 eluding
- 2 burglaries
- 1 battery complaint
- 8 theft from autos

View the crime map here: https://bit.ly/2VyQNVP

Citizen reports generate 70% of our calls for service. If you see something, say something. Report suspicious and illegal activities.

Consider participating in the #9PMRoutine...at 9PM:
- Make sure your valuables are removed from your car
- Lock your car
- Lock your house & windows
- Close & lock garage door
- Turn on exterior lights

We're here if you need us!

For the time period of August 23 through August 29, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of note:
- 4 stolen autos
- 5 attempted stolen autos
- 2 vehicle pursuits
- 1 eluding
- 2 burglaries
- 1 battery complaint
- 8 theft from autos

View the crime map here: https://bit.ly/2VyQNVP

Citizen reports generate 70% of our calls for service. If you see something, say something. Report suspicious and illegal activities.

Consider participating in the #9PMRoutine...at 9PM:
- Make sure your valuables are removed from your car
- Lock your car
- Lock your house & windows
- Close & lock garage door
- Turn on exterior lights

We're here if you need us!

This is it…Back to school week (and the parents rejoice)!  Did you know that there’s a national program called “Safe Rou...
08/30/2021

This is it…Back to school week (and the parents rejoice)!

Did you know that there’s a national program called “Safe Routes to School” that Wauwatosa participates in? This program is federally funded and designed to help empower communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe, appealing, and preferred choice for families. It encourages kindergarten through eighth grade students to live a healthy and active lifestyle by walking or biking to school.

Visit https://www.wauwatosa.net/how-do-i/learn/about-safe-routes-to-school to view your schools’ safe route.

This is it…Back to school week (and the parents rejoice)!

Did you know that there’s a national program called “Safe Routes to School” that Wauwatosa participates in? This program is federally funded and designed to help empower communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe, appealing, and preferred choice for families. It encourages kindergarten through eighth grade students to live a healthy and active lifestyle by walking or biking to school.

Visit https://www.wauwatosa.net/how-do-i/learn/about-safe-routes-to-school to view your schools’ safe route.

Over the limit, under arrest. Our officers continue to deploy in support of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign ...
08/28/2021

Over the limit, under arrest.

Our officers continue to deploy in support of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign through Labor Day.

We’re encouraging everyone to make safe choices. Designate a sober driver or make arrangements to arrive alive.

Safety is a shared responsibility. Help us keep everyone safe.

Over the limit, under arrest.

Our officers continue to deploy in support of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign through Labor Day.

We’re encouraging everyone to make safe choices. Designate a sober driver or make arrangements to arrive alive.

Safety is a shared responsibility. Help us keep everyone safe.

Are you looking for a fulfilling job helping people? Are you a good multi-tasker? Are you calm under pressure? Wauwatosa...
08/27/2021

Are you looking for a fulfilling job helping people? Are you a good multi-tasker? Are you calm under pressure? Wauwatosa needs you!

If you've ever considered a career in public safety, we are hiring for the position of 911 Dispatcher.

For more information about the job and how to apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wauwatosawi?

Are you looking for a fulfilling job helping people? Are you a good multi-tasker? Are you calm under pressure? Wauwatosa needs you!

If you've ever considered a career in public safety, we are hiring for the position of 911 Dispatcher.

For more information about the job and how to apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wauwatosawi?

Looks like it's going to be a hot one this weekend! 🥵According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, th...
08/26/2021
Hot Car Deaths Can Happen Quickly | Video Demonstration

Looks like it's going to be a hot one this weekend! 🥵

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there have been 900 child hot car deaths since 1998. In 2020, 25 children died and so far, in 2021, 17 children have died.

Most happen because someone forgets a child in a car. Thursdays and Fridays have the highest deaths.

Here are some tips:
- Park. Look. Lock.
- Ask yourself, "Where's Baby?"
- Always keep your car locked - some children find themselves into an unlocked vehicle and can't get out.
- Never leave a child alone in a parked car.

A child's body temperature can rise three to five times fast than an adult.

The temperature inside a car can reach over 115-degrees when the outside temperature is just 70-degrees. It happens quickly: https://bit.ly/3sSizcl

What should you do if you see a child alone in a vehicle?
- Make sure the child is okay and responsive - if not, dial 911 immediately!
- If the child is okay, try to locate the parents, if at a public place, have the facility page the car owner over an intercom system.
- If the child is not responsive and appears to be in distress, attempt to get into the car and help - even if that means breaking a window.

#HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

Watch a car heat up to 109 degrees in 10 minutes. Learn more at nhtsa.gov/heatstroke.

08/28/21 UPDATE: Thank you to all who came out to Russ Darrow Kia and picked up a steering wheel lock. We have given awa...
08/25/2021

08/28/21 UPDATE: Thank you to all who came out to Russ Darrow Kia and picked up a steering wheel lock. We have given away all our inventory.

Join us this Saturday, August 28th from 9a - 12p at Russ Darrow KIA located at 1901 N. Mayfair Rd. The Wauwatosa Police Department in partnership with Russ Darrow KIA and Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers will be giving away free steering wheel locks (The Club) to KIA owners that live or work in the City of Wauwatosa.

This event is while supplies last and you must show proof of ownership to receive The Club.

08/28/21 UPDATE: Thank you to all who came out to Russ Darrow Kia and picked up a steering wheel lock. We have given away all our inventory.

Join us this Saturday, August 28th from 9a - 12p at Russ Darrow KIA located at 1901 N. Mayfair Rd. The Wauwatosa Police Department in partnership with Russ Darrow KIA and Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers will be giving away free steering wheel locks (The Club) to KIA owners that live or work in the City of Wauwatosa.

This event is while supplies last and you must show proof of ownership to receive The Club.

For the time period of August 16 through August 22, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of ...
08/24/2021

For the time period of August 16 through August 22, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of note:
- 12 stolen autos
- 3 attempted stolen autos
- 4 vehicle pursuits
- 3 burglaries
- 1 battery complaint
- 1 DC while armed, subject arrested, firearm recovered
- 2 pointing and aiming complaints, the suspects were arrested in both calls and two fi****ms were recovered
- 1 shots fired - incident determined to occur in the City of Milwaukee
- 12 thefts from auto

View the crime map here: https://bit.ly/2VyQNVP

70% of our calls for service are generated from citizen reports. If you see something, say something - report suspicious and illegal activity.

We're here if you need us, but help us out by locking your cars, garages and homes!

For the time period of August 16 through August 22, 2021, Wauwatosa Police Officers responded to the following calls of note:
- 12 stolen autos
- 3 attempted stolen autos
- 4 vehicle pursuits
- 3 burglaries
- 1 battery complaint
- 1 DC while armed, subject arrested, firearm recovered
- 2 pointing and aiming complaints, the suspects were arrested in both calls and two fi****ms were recovered
- 1 shots fired - incident determined to occur in the City of Milwaukee
- 12 thefts from auto

View the crime map here: https://bit.ly/2VyQNVP

70% of our calls for service are generated from citizen reports. If you see something, say something - report suspicious and illegal activity.

We're here if you need us, but help us out by locking your cars, garages and homes!

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1700 N 116th St
Wauwatosa, WI
53226

General information

Welcome to the Wauwatosa Police Department's OFFICIAL page. Mission: Excellence in Policing. Our core values are: Courage. Integrity. Compassion. Description: The Wauwatosa Police Department is a progressive and innovative law enforcement agency with 93 sworn officers and 35 non-sworn support personnel. We provide an outstanding work environment for the women and men who preserve the high quality of life in our community. We believe in hiring people who will serve with distinction and integrity. While honoring the traditions of the generations that have served the Wauwatosa Police, we support the creativity and innovation of the new vision of policing. Included in that vision are: teamwork, creative problem solving, a strong orientation of service to the community, and job enrichment. We envision Wauwatosa as being a city where everyone can live safely and without fear, protected by a police department with the highest ethical and professional standards. General Information: The Wauwatosa Police Department provides police services 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Our Records Department is open between the hours of 7a-3p Monday - Friday. The Records Department is closed on weekends and holidays. Please do not use this page to report a crime or to request an officer. Non-emergency calls should be made to 414-471-8430. *In the case of an emergency, call 911.* We reserve the right to hide any postings on this site or ban any users at the discretion of the Administrator(s) of this page. Posts containing profanity, links to non-Wauwatosa Police Department videos/sites, or disparaging comments may be hidden. Users who post continuous comments that are harassing in nature may be banned from this page. We reserve the right to mitigate the postings on the Wauwatosa Police Department page.

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