Waunakee Police Department

  • Agency: Waunakee Police Department
  • Address: 205 N Klein Drive, Waunakee, 53597 WI
  • Chief: Kevin J Plendl (Chief of Police)
Phone: 608-849-4523
Fax: 608-849-4525

Waunakee Police Department is located at 205 N Klein Drive, Waunakee, 53597 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Kevin J Plendl. The Waunakee Police Department phone number is 608-849-4523.

Waunakee Police Department News

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning for Coffee with a Cop. It was great meeting everyone and we appreciate you taking time out of your day to sit down with us. A HUGE thank you to M-N-M Coffee House for donating the coffee and allowing us to use their business for this event.

Don't forget Coffee with a Cop tomorrow!

SHOP WITH A COP! For the past 16 years, a group of ten Dane County law enforcement agencies have collaborated on an event called SHOP WITH A COP. This will be the 6th year the Waunakee Police Department has participated. In 2014 the participating agencies (including Waunakee Police Department) joined together to form a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization called Shop With A Cop -- Dane County Inc. This charity assists economically disadvantaged families within Waunakee and Dane County during the Holiday Season. We work with school social workers to identify children of families in need. We look for children that are working to full capacity in school and have no major discipline issues. This event gives the children the opportunity to interact with law enforcement in a positive environment. It also allows law enforcement to give back to their communities, and it gives the children a sense of satisfaction to be able to provide gifts for their families. On Sunday, December 3, 2017 approximately 85 children throughout Dane County will be paired with officers to partake in this wonderful event. For children selected from Waunakee, Waunakee Police Department officers will pick up each child in a squad car and accompany them to the Target in Madison. Each child receives a credit of approximately $175.00 to spend on gifts for their family and themselves. The children and officers then travel to a VFW in Madison to wrap presents and enjoy lunch together. If you would like to make a contribution to the Shop With A Cop – Dane County, Inc., please mail or drop off a donation to the Waunakee Police Department, 205 N. Klein Drive. Please make checks payable to Shop With A Cop -- Dane County Inc., not the Village of Waunakee. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact me. All donations to the program are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. Thank you for your time and generosity! Officer Glen Jacob (608) 849-4832 ext. 4606 gjacob@waunakeepd.org Shop with a Cop – Dane County, Inc. Committee Member

Waunakee Police responded to multiple burglary and attempted burglary reports this morning. In most cases entry was gained through unlocked or open garages. As a reminder, please make sure you close your garage doors, lock your doors/windows and lock your vehicles. At any time if see anything suspicious, please call us.

Follow the link to see the November 2017 WNPD Newsletter http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/726

Alternate side parking has started! Alternate side parking is regulated between 2:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. on Waunakee Streets. Park your vehicles so they will be on the even numbered side of the street on even numbered mornings and on the odd side of the street on odd numbered mornings unless posted otherwise.

Don't forget Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday November 8th!

Last night our Citizen’s Academy participants learned about Defense and Arrest Tactics and Taser. They learned about handcuffing, OC (pepper spray), and Taser. Four brave participants volunteered to be shot with the Taser.

Officer Jacob took some time to participate in the "Read with a Cop" program at the Waunakee Library on October 24th.

Trick or Treat hours for Waunakee are from 5pm-7pm on October 31st.

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. By removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Please join us for a free cup of coffee!

Last night the Citizen’s Academy spent their night with Waunakee EMS. It looks like they were given the opportunity to take part in some hands on training.

To view our October Newsletter, click on the link below. http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/Archive.aspx?ADID=720

It was another great night with the Waunakee Fire Department for our Citizen’s Academy participants.

Officer Perkins enjoyed listening to kids read her stories on September 26th. Attention readers! Come to the Waunakee Library for the “Read with a Cop” program. Children can sign up for a 10 minute period to read the story of their choice to a Waunakee Police Officer. We’d love to hear you read! The next event is October 24th. Sign up at the Waunakee library or call 849-4202 to reserve a time slot.

CITIZEN’S ACADEMY UPDATE: Once in a lifetime opportunity to drive a squad car. Check Everybody learned a ton. Check Everyone had a fun. Check!!!

Our Citizen’s Academy members got their hands dirty Wednesday night with the Waunakee Fire Department.

Town Hall Meeting Waunakee Community Cares Coalition has organized a meeting on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) located at the Waunakee Community High School at 301 Community Drive from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. A personal look into the National problem - Waunakee area families will share their stories about how the opioid epidemic has affected their lives. We will also have the 2017 Wisconsin Faces of Addiction and Recovery Quilts on display. Please join us! Any questions please email us at waunakeecares@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/WaunakeeCares/

Remember the Village of Waunakee Police Department has a MedDrop Box for you to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. Check out the link below for more information. https://safercommunity.net/meddrop/

The 2017 Emergency Services Citizen’s Academy kicked off last night. Participants spent the first night learning about what they could expect during the academy, looking over all the equipment officers carry on their duty belts and getting a tour of the Police Department.

Officer Kaylin Borzick is the newest member of the Waunakee Police Department. Kaylin started the field training process in September. If you see her around town, please feel free to say hello!

On Thursday August 31, 2017 the Waunakee Police Dept. received information in regards to a suspicious male driving a gold Buick. Officers did make contact with and identify the male. The male was cooperative with police and advised he was considering relocating his family to the Waunakee area and was checking out various neighborhoods. As always we encourage citizens to report suspicious persons or vehicles to us so we can investigate them further. Our non-emergency number is 608.849.4523.

On August 29, 2017, a 77 year old female, who was reported missing from Clear Lake Iowa, was located in the Kilkenny Farms subdivision in Waunakee. The female was reunited with her family, however the van she was driving has not yet been located. Police are looking for a light blue 2006 Honda Odyssey van with Iowa plates of AAB836. If this van is located please contact the Waunakee Police Dept at 608-849-4523. The van pictured is a stock photo, not the actual van.

Don't forget to get your applications in for the Emergency Services Citizen's Academy. Only a couple of openings left!