Menomonie Police Department

  • Agency: Menomonie Police Department
  • Address: 615 Stokke Pkwy, Menomonie, 54751 WI
  • Chief: Christopher Langlois (Interim Chief of Police)

Menomonie Police Department is located at 615 Stokke Pkwy, Menomonie, 54751 WI. The Interim Chief of Police of the department is Christopher Langlois. The Menomonie Police Department phone number is 715-232-2198.

Menomonie Police Department News

Today, members of the MPD, Dunn County Sheriff's Office and The Bridge to Hope are attending a Strangulation & Suffocation training presented by Crystal Jensen, who is the Violence Against Women Resource Prosecutor for the Northwest Region of Wisconsin.

With the potentially severe weather coming this weekend, the MPD would like to issue a few reminders: -Prepare for heavy snow, ice, and winds as high as 45 mph. -Please secure your belongings. We are already seeing items such as garbage cans, etc blowing in to the streets from the wind! -On that note, when driving take note of items and debris that may have blown in to the road. -Regularly check weather and road conditions before venturing out. http://511wi.gov is a great resource for road conditions. Don't travel if you don't have to! -Dress for the weather, and be aware of signs of hypothermia/frostbite. -If you see someone that is in need of assistance, call the non-emergency dispatch number at 715-232-1283. We'll be here to help!

#FactFriday: Did you know that you can get a copy of vehicle crash reports online for just 25 cents? Visit www.crashdocs.org, and you'llbe directed to select your state and the agency that you filed the report with.

Officer Hamann and Sergeant Mroczenski gave a Department tour to a group of Boy Scouts last night. The scouts got to check out a squad car and also learned about fingerprinting!

Even though there's snow on the ground (and in the air this morning), Spring has to come sometime! Information on Spring Clean Up from the City of Menomonie is below!

Today marked the first Criminal Justice & Rehabilitation Conference at University of Wisconsin-Stout . The conference was very well attended, and Chief Atkinson presented on Evidence Based Decision Making and gave the closing keynote presentation. Also at the conference, MPD interns Lexi Villeneuve and Allie Eckes were awarded the Criminal Justice Student Volunteer Award and the Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award respectively. Both girls are also volunteers through our Volunteers in Policing Services program. Way to go, Allie and Lexi- the Menomonie Police Department is proud of your achievements and thankful for your dedication to law enforcement, your school and community!

A year has gone by but our sentiments are the same... we are so grateful for what dispatchers do every day. Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators week! "Between the thin blue line and the thin red line lies the thinnest gold line. The gold line represents those who are rarely seen but mostly heard. The calm voice in the night. Dispatchers: The golden glue that holds it all together."

POLICE OFFICER CITY OF MENOMONIE Applications are now being accepted in anticipation of filling a full-time vacancy and establishing an eligibility list. Beginning base pay is $25.82 per hour, with an excellent benefit package, including Wisconsin retirement fund; health insurance; dental insurance; life insurance; deferred compensation; sick leave; vacation; paid holidays; longevity pay; clothing allowance. Applicants must be a US Citizen at least 21 years of age; posses a valid driver’s license; ability to possess a firearm; no felony convictions; no domestic abuse convictions; minimum of 60 college credits with preference given to four-year degrees and eligible for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification. The applicant must have good verbal and written communications skills; react quickly and effectively to stressful situations; able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; knowledge and skills in operating computer systems; clear and concise speech; ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment. Qualified candidates must successfully complete an oral interview and extensive background investigation. After a conditional offer of employment, they must pass a psychological evaluation, drug screen, physical exam and physical agility test. To apply; mail, email or drop off a current resume and application form DJ-LE-330 (Section 6. General, A,B & C, must be completed) by 4:30pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 to the Menomonie Police Department, 615 Stokke Parkway, Suite G200, Menomonie, WI 54751. Applications available at www.wilenet.org. Questions can be addressed to the Administrative Assistant, Linda Hartung by email hartungl@menomonie-wi.gov or phone 715-231-8505. An Equal Opportunity Employer

#TBT ! In this photo from 1993, Officer Roger Kahl is likely investigating a burglary by dusting for fingerprints.

This video is a great example of how important it is to lock the doors to your vehicle/home/garage. Many of these crimes are crimes of opportunity- don't be an easy target!

Chief Atkinson will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation Conference, which takes place at the University of Wisconsin-Stout next Monday, April 9. For additional event information, visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/outreach-engagement/lifelong-learning/rehabilitation-professionals/1st-annual-criminal-justice-rehabilitation-conference

POSSIBLE TELEPHONE SCAM Menomonie Fire Chief Baus has released a statement that a group has been aggressively soliciting funds via telephone from citizens in the area and stating that they are from an organization that supports volunteer firefighters. You can read his statement below. A reminder to never give out personal information of any kind- including credit card information- over the phone.

With snow continuing throughout the day and night, remember to turn your headlights on, completely clear your windshield, and take your time when travelling today. Be safe, and see and be seen!

Rest in peace Retired-Sheriff Spagnoletti. Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and to the law enforcement profession. You will be missed.

Fact Friday: Did you know that the City of Menomonie is trying out some new parking options for downtown? The trial will run until the end of May. On 3rd St E, new meters allow for credit card payment while in City Lot 6 (the former Bremer Bank parking lot), there is now a kiosk that accepts coin and credit card payment. As with any city lot, signage is posted in the lot stating the regulations and meters are enforced between 8 am and 4 pm during the week.

#TBT ! This is one of the earliest photos we have of Menomonie officers. One of the men pictured is Ludwig A. Tilleson, who served with the MPD from 1900-1903, and was chief of police from 1905-1907. Thanks to the Dunn County Historical Society for providing us with this photo and information!

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office is looking to speak with anyone that may have seen anything out of the ordinary regarding the recent homicide case. See their release below for details.

MEDIA RELEASE Date of Release: March 29, 2018 Released By: Chief Eric Atkinson Incident: Warrant Arrest Date: 3/29/2018 Case Number: 18-2954 Case Time: 12:34 P.M. Address: 1802 5th St. W. Faxed (Y or N): Y Faxed Time: 12:30 P.M. Details of Incident: On March 29th, 2018 at approximately 9:19 A.M. the Menomonie Police Department was requested to assist Dunn Co. Human Services for a welfare check at 1802 5th St. W. Upon officer(s) arrival, a male subject identified as Joseph Piper, 25 years old, was uncooperative and found to have an outstanding warrant out of Minnesota for his arrest. Officers were alerted that another person was inside the apartment with a handgun. The apartment building was contained with the assistance of UW-Stout Police and the Dunn Co. Sheriff’s Office. The Menomonie High School was placed in lockdown as a safety precaution. Contact was eventually made with the person inside the apartment and no firearm was located. Piper was transported to the Dunn Co. Jail and the school lockdown was lifted.

Thanks to Menomonie Middle for the photo and message! "What does a @MenomoniePD Officer do when his 12 hour shift ends at 7am? Stops by to shoot hoops with our students! #MMSCARES "

Fact Friday: We work closely with Union Pacific Railroad to monitor problematic areas along the railroad tracks. We've worked in partnership for 6 years, with specialized enforcement often done as part of an enforcement campaign. These are enacted as necessary by the law enforcement, but are also requested by Union Pacific as engineers observe cars try to cross in front of a train. For these campaigns, an officer may be on board of the train so that if a violation is observed, the officer can testify to having witnessed it. The goal of these campaigns is to educate, as many motorists are not aware of their responsibilities or the risk when crossing the railroad in front of an approaching train. We have had many reports of ‘near misses’ that could have easily been fatal accidents due to drivers not obeying the traffic signals when a train is approaching. Wisconsin State Statute 346.44 ( https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/346/VII/44?view=section ) states that all vehicles are to stop at the signal indicating the approach of a train and remain stopped for the full duration of that signal. The statute goes on to discuss penalties and other varying situations as well. While a fine may be steep, it is infinitely better than a train accident. Trains can take over a mile to come to a complete stop, and for reference- the weight ratio of a car to a can of pop is 4,000 to 1. The average freight train, weighing 12 million pounds, outweighs a car by the same ratio of 4,000 to 1. Thanks to Union Pacific for helping make Menomonie a safer community!

We're honored to be presenting to the Menomonie Area Chamber ‘s Leadership Menomonie this morning alongside the Dunn County Sheriff's Office!

MEDIA RELEASE Date of Release: March 21, 2018 Released By: Commander Todd Swartz Incident: Stabbing Date: March 20, 2018 Case Number: 18-2630 Case Time: 8:58 P.M. Address: 2502 Harvey Dr., Menomonie, WI Emailed (Y or N): Y Faxed Time: 1:30 A.M. Details of Incident: On March 20, 2018 at approximately 8:58 P.M., the Menomonie Police and the Menomonie Fire/EMS Departments were dispatched to 2502 Harvey Dr., Menomonie, WI regarding a male subject who had been stabbed in the throat with a knife during an altercation. Witnesses reported that the suspect later identified as David W. Hill, black male w/beard, 37 yrs old, 5’-08” 195 lbs., fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. The suspect was last seen wearing a jean jacket, blue jeans, gold rimmed glasses, and carrying a red Nike duffel bag. The suspect is still at large and believed to be headed back to the State of Minnesota. Victim is being treated at a nearby hospital and is in stable condition. If you have any information to the whereabouts of David W. Hill, please notify Menomonie Police Inv. Kelly Pollock at 715-232-2198 or Dunn County Crime Stoppers at 715-847-3866. See photo attached of suspect David W. Hill.

Investigators Zassenhaus and Pollock, along with representatives from Dunn County Sheriff's Office and UW-Stout Police Department are attending the Wisconsin Association of Women Police conference in Eau Claire. There are over 1500 female officers in Wisconsin, and we are lucky to have some of the best right here in Dunn County!