Wadena Police Department

  • Agency: Wadena Police Department
  • Address: 121 SE Colfax Ave., Wadena, 56482 MN
  • Chief: Bruce A Uselman (Chief of Police)

Wadena Police Department is located at 121 SE Colfax Ave., Wadena, 56482 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Bruce A Uselman. The Wadena Police Department phone number is 218-631-7700.

Wadena Police Department News

Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools invites veterans and community members to their annual Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 13. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. in the high school gym. WDC is honored to have Sergeant First Class Matt Carkhuff, U.S Army National Guard, as their keynote speaker. Carkhuff is a 2002 graduate of Wadena-Deer Creek High School. K-12 students will honor veterans through patriotic music, essays, and photos. Veterans and their families are welcome to a pancake breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Commons served by the WDC Student Council. For more information, please contact Mike Ortmann at 632-2384.

It appears that there is some freezing drizzle and reduced visibility has entered the forecast per the US National Weather Service in Grand Forks. URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 236 PM CDT Fri Nov 3 2017 Wilkin-West Otter Tail-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Grant-Ransom- Sargent-Richland-Including the cities of Breckenridge, Fergus Falls, Perham, New York Mills, Parkers Prairie, Henning, Battle Lake, Wadena, Menahga, Elbow Lake, Hoffman, Ashby, Herman, Barrett, Lisbon, Enderlin, Gwinner, Milnor, Forman, Rutland, and Wahpeton 236 PM CDT Fri Nov 3 2017 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected with a chance of freezing drizzle once the snow ends overnight. Plan on slippery road conditions especially after sun down. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected. * WHERE...Portions of central and west central Minnesota and southeast North Dakota. * WHEN...Until 7 AM CDT Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means wintertime road conditions will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered or icy roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 AM CDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected. * WHERE...Portions of central and west central Minnesota and southeast North Dakota. * WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to 1 AM CDT Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Stay safe while on the road in the winter: •Avoid unnecessary travel if conditions are too poor. •Buckle up, and make sure child restraints are secured tightly. It is recommended to use bulky clothes and blankets on top of the child restraint harness, not beneath, to ensure harness restraints fit properly. •Drive at safe speeds according to road conditions, and provide for plenty of travel time. •Increase safe stopping distance between vehicles. •Use extra precautions when driving around snowplows by keeping at least five car-lengths behind plows. •If skidding, remain calm, ease foot off the gas, and turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go. •If vehicle has an anti-lock braking system (ABS), apply a steady firm pressure to the brake pedal. Never pump ABS brakes. •Clear snow and ice from vehicle windows, hood, headlights, brake lights and directional signals. •Headlights must be turned on when it is snowing or sleeting. •Do not use cruise control on snow/icy/wet roads. •Equip vehicles with a scraper/brush, small shovel, jumper cables, tow chain, and a bag of sand or cat litter for tire traction. Blanket(s), heavy boots, warm clothing and flashlights are also important, as are storing high-energy foods such as chocolate or energy bars. •Be sure cell phones are charged for long trips, and inform family of destination plans and schedule. •If stranded, stay in the vehicle. •Parents of teen drivers should make sure new motorists experience snow and ice driving in a safe environment, such as an empty parking lot. Check road conditions at http://www.511mn.org/

*** Public Announcement 10-30-2017 *** In the past few weeks, the Wadena Police Department has received a few calls from residents that unknown person(s) are trying to gain entry into their homes, garages and backyards through fences. A couple residents were home and called the police; but the suspect(s) were gone and we were unable to locate them later. Another resident had items stolen from inside their garage. These have primarily been in the SW and SE sides of Wadena. We take this very seriously, and hope you do as well. Please, help yourselves and your neighbors, be vigilant in reporting anything suspicious and lock your doors, including your vehicles. Call 911 or the Wadena Police Department at (218) 631-7700, to report anything suspicious.

According to the US Weather Service of Grand Forks, WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM CDT FRIDAY... * WHAT...Snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, areas of poor visibility are expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, are expected. * WHERE...Portions of central Minnesota, north central Minnesota, northwest Minnesota and west central Minnesota. * WHEN...1 PM today to 7 AM Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause areas poor visibility while snow falls and drifting snow. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

According to the US Weather Service of Grand Forks: ...First Snow of the Season Possible Thursday Night... A significant change in the weather is expected this week. Snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches will be possible Thursday evening into Friday morning. Gusty winds may cause blowing and drifting snow as well as reduced visibilities. Travel may become difficult Thursday night into Friday morning. Stay tuned for updates regarding this storm.

***UPDATE 10-25-2017**** Vehicle has been recovered. Thank you for sharing this post. *** Public Announcement 10-13-2017 *** The Wadena Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle on Thursday, October 12, 2017. The 2002 Ford F-150 Crew Cab, MN LIC/768LPG, grey in color, with dark colored bug deflector, running boards, Tonneau cover and a darker rear window, was last seen parked in the Wadena County Fairgrounds at approx. 9:30 p.m. on October 12, 2017. If you see or know anything about this vehicle theft, please contact the Wadena Police Department at 218-631-7700. Thank you.

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*** Public Announcement 10-10-2017 *** Jefferson Street RR Crossing will be closed on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 while BNSF crews repair the landing. Watch for Detour signs and expect slight delays during this time. Thank you for your patience.

*** Public Announcement *** 10-09-2017 Report # 17018550 - Found ring in Sunnybrook Park from Saturday, 10-07-2017. If this is your ring, call the Wadena Police Department at 218-631-7700 to describe it. Thank you.

The Wadena Police Department sends its thoughts and prayers to the families of those lost and those recovering from the horrific shooting in Las Vegas. While we remember those suffering, we honor Las Vegas law enforcement, first responders and citizens who risked their lives to save the innocent and stop this outrageous act of violence