Fort Atkinson Police Department

  • Agency: Fort Atkinson Police Department
  • Address: 101 S. Water Street W, Fort Atkinson, 53538 WI
  • Chief: Anthony J Brus (Chief of Police)

Fort Atkinson Police Department is located at 101 S. Water Street W, Fort Atkinson, 53538 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Anthony J Brus. The Fort Atkinson Police Department phone number is (920) 563-7777.

Fort Atkinson Police Department News

Happy Telecommunicators Week! A big Thank you to Fort Atkinson Police Department Dispatchers: Sandy Hottman, Sue Ebert, Luke Tessman, Lisa Schmidt and Amber Zupet for all you do!

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Officer David McKee. Officers of Fort Atkinson PD are wearing their mourning bands as they do each year on this date!

50 YEARS AGO TODAY Patrolman David McKee End of Watch: Tuesday, April 9, 1968 Bio & Incident Details Age: 38 Tour: 14 years Badge # 3 Cause: Drowned Patrolman David McKee drowned while attempting to rescue a teenage boy who had fallen into the Rock River from the North Western Railroad trestle in downtown Fort Atkinson. When Patrolman McKee arrived at the scene he stripped off his gunbelt, coat, and shoes as he ran to the river before jumping into the river and swimming out to the boy. He became exhausted while struggling with the panicking boy in the frigid water and they both went under the surface. The boy's body was recovered thirty minutes later and Patrolman McKee's body was found about two hours later. Patrolman McKee had served with the Fort Atkinson Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, six sons, mother, brother, and three sisters.

For those of you that missed Officer Bolt's swearing in ceremony, here's a short video! Thanks for all your support in helping maintain Fort Atkinson PD's K9 program! Look for t-shirts coming out in April!

Welcome Bolt, the newest member of the Fort Atkinson Police Department!

NAMI Jefferson is having a fundraiser; They are trying to sell at least 60 tickets to show a very inspiring movie: Suicide: The Ripple Effect. Kevin Hines is one of only a few people who has survived jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He traveled all over the world to get inspiring stories. Here is the link to the website to purchase tickets and learn more.

Jamie Jones posted: Thank you to all the Fort Pd for your hard work, dedication, and protecting our community. I sincerely mean that. In hard times and in good times I want you all to know that you all have been in my prayers. Fort is very lucky to have everyone of you!

DARE to be Bold in Fort Fort Atkinson, WI: Did you see Fort Atkinson Police Department’s newest squad! Made possible through Griffin Ford of Fort Atkinson, Fort PD will be cruising around in a 2015 Ford Mustang for the 2018 DARE education season. The squad is fully marked and equipped to take the road. DARE Officer Daniel Hefty will be assigned the car as he teaches, coaches and mentors our 5th Graders about Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco and making good choices. Fort Atkinson is the only community in Jefferson County that still teaches DARE to its youth. Our goal is to teach and mentor youth to stand up and be bold as they are faced with difficult decisions and situations moving forward in life. This includes drug, alcohol, and tobacco use. “This new squad acts as a metaphor. Dare to be bold and stand out in life as you make decisions that will impact you and others.” States Chief Adrian Bump. Over the next 3 months, you can see the Fort PD Ford Mustang parked around the community, at our local elementary schools while DARE is in session or maybe on a traffic stop around the community. The DARE Program would not be possible without the support of the Fort Atkinson School District and all the donors that help financially support this program. Thanks to Griffin Ford for the vehicle, Dark Horse Design for the graphics work and 10-33 Vehicle Services LLC for the emergency equipment which all came together to make this great looking, bold squad. DARE is completely funded and supported through community donations from our citizens and corporate donors. Donations are accepted year round through the Police Department DARE Fund managed by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation.

IDENTIFIED! Thanks for your help! Anyone recognize this fella? Jefferson Police Department is looking for help in identifying him. He was seen with a juvenile runaway from their city.

Snow Removal....

Join our Team! Please send your application before February 12, 2018 at 8am.

Thank you to the Fort Atkinson Piecemakers Quilt Guild who dropped off these beautiful quilts for children in need!

The Fort Atkinson Police Department is currently investigating a death in the area of S 3rd St. At this time there is no perceived danger to the community stemming from this incident. There is no active threat at the scene. Officers and Detectives are actively working to bring the situation to a close through evidence gathering. The incident is an isolated event and all involved parties appear to not have ties to Fort Atkinson. A Press Release providing more information may be made available late this afternoon or tomorrow morning pending how the investigation progresses and if appropriate as investigative details are developed.

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UPDATE: Lindsay and Lily have been located!

Join our team! Accepting applications through February 12, 2018 at 8am.

DPW is accepting the old tube style TVs and monitors right now for $.12/lb – if you have any or know of anyone with these things please have them drop it off at DPW. Hours are M-F 7-3:30 and they’ll be open on Saturday too accepting these from 9-3PM. Unless your TV is over 160lbs – this would be cheaper than the standard $20/piece fee. All other electronics are recycled free of charge.