Fitchburg Police Department

  • Agency: Fitchburg Police Department
  • Address: 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, 53711 WI
  • Chief: Thomas A Blatter (Chief of Police)
Phone: 608-270-4300
Fax: 608-270-4390

Fitchburg Police Department is located at 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, 53711 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas A Blatter. The Fitchburg Police Department phone number is 608-270-4300.

Fitchburg Police Department News

Last night, Mayor Jason Gonzalez introduced Chad Brecklin as the City's next Chief of Police. Chief Brecklin began his career with the Fitchburg Police Department in 1999 serving as an officer, patrol sergeant, and since 2005, he has served as a lieutenant. He will officially begin his role on Monday. Please join us in congratulating Chief Brecklin.

Happy New Year Fitchburg! We wish you a safe & happy 2018.

We wish you a safe & happy New Year. Let's ring in 2018 responsibly. Drive sober or use a designated driver.

Last Thursday, our six new officers graduated from the Madison College Law Enforcement Academy. Please join us in congratulating Officers Neetu Singh, Nicholas Bartelt, Michael O'Dell, Paul Eicher, Pedro Guzman-Rodriguez and Matthew Ranallo on their graduation. We would also like to recognize Officer Eicher for winning the class physical fitness award. Following their 720-hour academy program, the new officers will soon begin the department field-training program. Each officer will be paired with a field-training officer to gain hands-on experience over the next several months. Interim Chief Bates is pictured here with the new officers at Madison College.

Despite a few obvious negatives, such as being away from our families, working a Christmas shift has at least one big advantage. What could that be you ask??? Adjustable duty belts! And why is that a big advantage? Well, when our friends from the Chapel Valley Church bring us amazing meals and numerous members of the community drop off delicious holiday treats, it's nice to have some "adjustability". Thank you to the crew at Chapel Valley Church for providing great food and thank you to everyone who has dropped holiday goodies over the last week. We sincerely appreciate it. Our Christmas Day second shifters are seen here just before digging in. Whether or not you had an adjustable belt, we hope you had a wonderful holiday that was full of good food, family and fun.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from all of us at the Fitchburg Police Department.

Whether they're invited or not invited, wanted or unwanted, if you have guests visiting from out of town please make sure they lock up their cars. Remind them to bring not only the presents and desserts inside but also their keys and valuables. Also keep in mind our alternate side parking regulations. And if Cousin Eddie makes an appearance:

Headed out of town this weekend? You don't need Kevin McCallister to keep your home safe while you're gone. Check out these burglary prevention tips and sign up for our vacation watch service: We hope you have safe and happy holiday travels.

Are you looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Come visit Drago Claus this Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Fitchburg Police Department and pick up some K9 Unit Merchandise before it's all gone. We have limited quantities in t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts available in most sizes from youth to adult XXL. Cash or check only.

We're seeking applicants to join our team as a Civilian Service Employee. What is a Civilian Service Employee (CSE) you ask? Our CSEs serve a vital role both in the community and the department. They are specialists in animal control (serving as certified Humane Officers) and parking enforcement. Additionally, they provide back-up in our dispatch center, coordinate the management of our vehicle fleet and equipment and assist officers during major events. The normal work hours for this opening are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.. This is a great opportunity to join our team in a non-sworn capacity to assist us in serving our great community. For a full list of job duties and requirements and to apply:

Saturday, Lt. Brecklin, Sgt. Hartwick and Officers Heimerl and Saffold greeted Target shoppers during our second Coffee with a Cop event of the year. Thank you for stopping by to say hello. It was great to meet so many members of our community, especially many of our youngest residents (including the ones who want to be firefighters). Fitchburg Access Community Television - FACTv dropped by to capture the event and in this clip Sgt. Hartwick explains the importance of the event as it relates to interacting with the children who visited us. We would also like to thank our friends at Target for supporting our effort and for hosting us. Follow us here for Coffee with a Cop events in 2018.

Yesterday we enjoyed the opportunity to visit with community members and our friends from Chapel Valley Church during their Christmas in the Park event at Huegel-Jamestown Park. Lt. Brecklin, Sgt. Hartwick and Officer Miller got a chance to meet with Santa & Mrs.Claus while Officer Frias joined in the Reindeers vs Elves Kickball Tournament. ___________ Photo credits: Chapel Valley Church

****UPDATE**** This young lady was returned to her humans on Saturday afternoon. Thank you for your assistance. Do you know my human(s)? I was found tonight near King James Court and a police officer gave me a ride to the Dane County Humane Society.

Join us tomorrow morning for Coffee with a Cop at the Target Starbucks for free coffee to jumpstart your holiday shopping. Coffee with a Cop is a great way to ask us questions or share concerns you might not otherwise call us for. We're looking forward to meeting you!

You bring the questions and we'll bring the coffee. Meet us at Target (Starbucks) this Saturday for Coffee with a Cop. We'll be there from 9-11 a.m. pouring free coffee. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down barriers and increase lines of communication with those we serve. We hope to see you there!