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

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 25 below zero to 40 below zero. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northwest and west central Minnesota. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, significant reductions in visibility are expected. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northwest and west central Minnesota. * WHEN...Until 4 PM CST this afternoon. Dangerous wind chills will continue through tonight. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow. Cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means periods of 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.

We need your help identifying the individual in this picture below. He is a suspect in a theft at Walmart. If you can identify this male and/or silver vehicle, please contact the Wadena Police Department at 218-631-7700. Please be respectful and Do Not post names to this page. Thank you for your support! WPD 18000154

Ok folks, plan ahead, fuel for vehicles, as this next storm could be a significant event!

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Snow and blowing snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts possible. Some freezing rain or sleet could also mix in at the start of precipitation. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northwest and west central Minnesota. * WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Cold wind chills as low as 30 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

It appears that the US Weather Service of Grand Forks is monitoring a high risk of winter storm that may impact our area. Please keep monitoring for updates.

According to the US Weather Service of Grand Forks, January 2, 2018 ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM CST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 20 below zero to 30 below zero. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northwest and west central Minnesota and northeast and southeast North Dakota. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Take a moment to check your outside gas meter to make sure it is clear of any snow or ice.

It will remain dangerously cold outside today through the upcoming weekend, with wind chill readings dipping down to around 50 below zero at times. Stay safe out there.

Its time to pack a Winter Survival kit for your vehicle as you travel this upcoming week.

According to the US Weather Service of Grand Forks, this storm path is still being watched so check back to see if West Central Minnesota will be impacted. Nonetheless, plan ahead for your traveling this week with snow and frigid cold temperatures. Pack winter emergency supplies, winter boots and coats and check http://www.511mn.org/ for current road conditions. Be safe out there!

You are invited to this festive event at the Wadena County Historical Society on Thursday, Friday 21, 2017.

Public servants participated in the "Shop with a Hero" program supported by Walmart and Central Minnesota Credit Union last night, December 14, 2017, whereby 30 area children were matched with a local hero. Members of the Wadena Police Department, Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Sebeka Police, Tri County EMS, and Wadena Fire Department assisted children with purchasing gifts for their families for the holidays. Volunteers from the Wadena County Human Services, City of Wadena and Wadena Housing Authority assisted in matching kids with Heroes, wrangling carts, escorting children, and wrapping presents. Thank you to Walmart and Central Minnesota Credit Union in providing the gift cards for this special event! A special thank you to the Walmart crew for setting up Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause photo set up, taking photographs, candy canes, cookies and drinks for all volunteers.

Updated weather information from the US Weather Service in Grand Forks as of 310 PM CST Tue Dec 12 2017 ...FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT... Freezing rain is possible across the area by late evening and into early Wednesday morning. How much falls and where it falls is still uncertain, but the impacts would be icy roads and hazardous travel. Gusty north winds are also expected on Wednesday, along with a few snow showers.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Police Officer/City of Wadena The City of Wadena will be accepting applications for a full-time position of police officer and establishing an eligibility list for future hiring. Applicants must be currently MN POST licensed or eligible to be licensed as a full-time peace officer in the State of Minnesota by January 1, 2018; experience in law enforcement is preferred. Candidates will be evaluated on their training/education, past experience, performance and other related skills. Applicants must meet the minimum selection standards as set by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board and comprehensive background investigation. Starting salary for this position is $3,593.20 per month. Application packets can be picked up and hand-delivered to the City of Wadena Administrative Center, 222 2nd St SE, Wadena, MN 56482 or by calling 218-631-7707, mail completed application to the City of Wadena, PO Box 30. Applicants hired to the position of police officer will be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period. Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m., January 5, 2018. The City of Wadena is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Well folks, please monitor weather for tonight and if this freezing rain enters the area, plan ahead and drive safe.

Wadena City Wide Kids Christmas Party Sunday, December 10th 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. City wide Kids Christmas Party! Lunch and gifts for kids 10 and under Wadena Elks Lodge 647 Jefferson North Street Wadena, MN 56482

Let us never forget the sacrifices made by so many brave men and women to defend our country on this day 76 years at Pearl Harbor. https://www.youtube.com/embed/k_mGnvVPtRc"

Lake Of The Woods-North Beltrami-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-South Clearwater-Hubbard-East Becker-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Including the cities of Baudette, Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah, Bagley, Clearbrook, Bemidji, Alida, Ebro, Lake Itasca, Long Lost Lake, Lower Rice Lake, Roy Lake, Upper Rice Lake, Park Rapids, Wolf Lake, Perham, New York Mills, Parkers Prairie, Henning, Battle Lake, Wadena, and Menahga 117 PM CST Mon Dec 4 2017 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. There will be a period of rain or sleet, possibly accompanied with a clap of thunder, before precipitation changes to snow this afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to a foot, are expected. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northwest and west central Minnesota. * WHEN...From noon today to midnight CST tonight. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1

The National Weather Service has upgraded our area to a Winter Storm Warning. This appears to be shaping up to be a dangerous winter storm. Please stay aware to changing weather conditions throughout the day.

US Weather Service of Grand Forks has advised that our area will be in a Winter Storm Warning on Monday. You may want to plan ahead for this storm.