La Crosse Police Department

  • Agency: La Crosse Police Department
  • Address: 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, 54601 WI
  • Chief: Edward Kondracki (Chief of Police)
Phone: (608) 785-5962
Fax: (608) 789-7200

La Crosse Police Department is located at 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, 54601 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Edward Kondracki. The La Crosse Police Department phone number is (608) 785-5962.

La Crosse Police Department News

Success Story!! The La Crosse Police Department started exploring the possibility of an alternative fuel for our squad cars in 2009. At that time, we took the initial steps to move to liquid propane as a cost saving measure as well as limiting our "carbon footprint". Since those initial efforts, we refined our use of dual fuel (LP and gasoline) within our fleet and expanded. Additionally, in 2015 we moved to a partnership with Alliance Auto Gas for seemless vehicle conversions, reliable equipment and quality customer service. The La Crosse Police Department is proud of our progress in the alternative fuel, not to mention the budget savings we have experienced. Attached is a Success Story highlight on La Crosse Police Department's efforts by Alliance Auto Gas.

Chief Tischer and Officer Kurt Weaver graciously accepted a check today from the State Bank of La Crosse for the DARE Chili Cook Off. The 26th annual Chili Cook Off was held on October 14, 2017 with approximately 20 teams and several hundred visitors. The employees and staff of State Bank went all-out for this year’s event. The La Crosse Police would like to thank the many sponsors of the Chili Cook Off, especially the incredible staff at State Bank of La Crosse!

Do you live or work downtown and want to skip the pay stations? The City of La Crosse has parking permits available starting at $42.20 per month. This allows for parking in any non-reserved spot in the selected ramp 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Want a personally reserved spot 24/7? For $100 per month you can reserve a spot of your choice in a parking ramp. We will supply the sign. Currently, we have permits available for the La Crosse Center and Market Square Ramps. NOTICE: We are currently accepting names for waiting list for reserved parking at our secured underground heated parking garage under the Market Square Ramp. These are 24/7 reserved spots. The 2018 Rate is $75 and the 2019 Rate will be $100. This is first come first serve, city residents will receive preference over non-city residents. Please contact the parking utility at 608-789-7295 or email to be placed on the waiting list.

It is #WantedWednesday! The below photos are of individuals involved in thefts. If you are able to identify them or if you have information about the cases please contact the police department at 608-789-7240 and reference the specific case number. To remain anonymous, contact La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS(8477) or visit to report it online. You can also download the Crime Stoppers App “P3” to submit a tip via your phone.

Chief Tischer, along with the Washburn Neighborhood Resource Officers, were presented with a significant donation from our partners at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare. The donation of $75,000 was given to ensure that the Washburn NROs remain in the neighborhood. This partnership began in 2014 with the creation of the NRO program in Washburn and has served to connect our officers with residents of that neighborhood. The La Crosse Police Department would like to thank Mayo Clinic Health System for their generosity and support of this very important community policing program.

Holy Bike Chain!! This person obviously follows the La Crosse Police Department Facebook page and saw our posts about locking up your bike with a high quality locking system. While we recommended the "horse shoe" type lock, a logging chain will work as well. Well done my friend!!

Lesson #3 of the DARE curriculum & Officer Weaver is handing out DARE T-shirts to his class.

Yesterday, Chief Tischer, along with the entire La Crosse Police Department, welcomed Wil Steinborn and Michael Goergen as our newest Police Officers. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Officers Steinborn and Goergen!

The answer to the #FactoidFriday question is - Trouble with a person with 5394 calls! Below are the numbers associated with the other calls for service • Motor vehicle accidents 2547 • 911 Checks 3529 • Domestic Disturbances 1426 • Driving Complaints 1369 • Suspicious Activity 5053 • Welfare Check 4467

LCPD has busy night arresting Drunk Drivers: Between 4:51PM on 01-04-2018 to 01:49AM on 01-05-2018, officers with the La Crosse Police Department were busy handling 4 separate incidents of drunk driving. We would like to point out the lowest Preliminary Breath test associated with these arrests was .15, with the highest being .371. The first incident occurred on 01-04-2018 at 4:51PM in the 2300 block of La Crosse Street. Ryan Towles was involved in an injury car crash. Through the course of the investigation, officers observed signs of impairment as they spoke to Ryan, and he was ultimately arrested for 3rd offense OMVWI. The second incident was called into the La Crosse Police Department at 6:09PM on 01-04-2018 as a female party passed out behind the wheel of her car in the 800 block of South 17th. Officers discovered Annmarie Lounsbrough passed out in her car, and ultimately placed her under arrest for 3rd offense OMVWI and Operating While Revoked. At 11:09PM on 01-04-2018, officers were dispatched to a car crash in the 300 block of Cameron Avenue. Through the course of this investigation, Kelli Doughman was arrested for 2nd offense OMVWI and failing to yield when emerging from an alley. The final OMVWI arrest for the night occurred on 01-05-18 at 1:49AM. Officers were dispatched to 400 La Crosse Street, just outside of the La Crosse Police Department for yet another car crash. Through the course of this investigation Parrish Brazelton was arrested for 2nd offense OMVWI. All four of these incidents involve drivers who have previous arrests for OMVWI. Each of these incidents WAS preventable had the individuals made the smart decision to have a sober driver, safe ride or to utilize any of the various taxi, Uber or Lyft services available in the La Crosse area. The La Crosse Police Department continues to encourage the community to always plan ahead. If you plan to drink, please don’t drive. All individuals listed above are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

#FACTOIDFRIDAY - With 2017 wrapped up, a quick look back shows that the La Crosse Police had a busy year with 63732 incident numbers for the year! An incident number is generated for every call for service or self-initiated officer activity. A call for service is when a citizen calls dispatch to request an officer for a complaint and officer self-initiated activities are like traffic stops. Can you guess what the number 1 call for service that La Crosse Police were dispatched to in 2017?? Here are some of the selections: • Motor vehicle accidents • 911 Checks • Domestic Disturbances • Driving Complaints • Suspicious Activity • Trouble With a Person • Welfare Check We will post the answer later today!

YES - 2 Days in a row we WILL NOT be enforcing alternate side parking due to the dangerously cold weather! Unless you are driving a Galesville Area Volunteer Fire Department vehicle (see their comment on yesterday's post) :) Stay Classy, no...Stay WARM La Crosse!

NOW HIRING CIVILIAN STAFF!! The La Crosse Police Department has a current job opening for a civilian customer service specialist. A full job description, wages and benefits are available at Applications must be received by January 12!

With -30 windchill, the La Crosse Police understand no one wants to move cars. So we wanted to let everyone know we wont be enforcing alternate side parking tonight!

Another video of the hit and run suspect car from Wanted Wednesday

Here is one video to go along with our Wanted Wednesday

It is #WantedWednesday! The below photos are of vehicle’s involved in hit and run crashes. If you are able to identify the vehicles or if you have information about the cases please contact the police department at 608-789-7240 and reference the specific case number. To remain anonymous, contact La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS(8477) or visit to report it online. You can also download the Crime Stoppers App “P3” to submit a tip via your phone.

IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN…I COULD HAVE…IT MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED??? Getting to know your neighbors might save you a headache later… One of the most important reasons to know your neighbors involves safety. If you know your neighbors, they’re more likely to alert you in times of trouble; such as an attempted break-in, potential theft of your property or a suspicious person lurking about. In such cases, good neighbors will not only alert you, but also call the police on your behalf. The La Crosse Police is asking for your help. First, we ask you get to know your neighbors/neighborhoods. Second, if you see a suspicious person, vehicle or activity in your neighborhoods, please call the non-emergency phone number 608-785-5962. Suspicious activities can refer to incidents, events, individuals or circumstances that seem unusual or out of place. Some common examples of suspicious activities include: A stranger loitering in your neighborhood, someone looking in parked vehicles or windows, slow moving vehicles cruising the same streets repeatedly, abandoned vehicles, a high volume of traffic going to and coming from a home on a daily basis or open/broken windows at a closed or unoccupied business or residence. Any type of activity or circumstance that seems unusual should be reported. You can always remain anonymous! Remember – A quick and accurate description of events, vehicles, and persons can make all the difference. By getting know your neighbors you will be more likely to recognize suspicious circumstances and more likely to report these activities to the police. Reporting these suspicious activities can help make our community safer and more secure, minimize victimization, reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life. Anytime there is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. The La Crosse Police Department is hoping to help make your 2018 a safe and happy one!

Happy New Year from the La Crosse Police Dept! Please celebrate safely. Don't drink and drive! And most of all STAY WARM!

Did you have a good Christmas? Lots of nice gifts? Maybe some new stuff for the kitchen? Some furniture? Wondering what to do with your old stuff? Or maybe you don't feel like returning a gift? Remember "The Exchange" is always in need of donations (see the below list). The Exchange is the perfect place for those items that "still have some life in them". The Exchange helps to supply durable goods and furnishings for those who are less fortunate. The La Crosse Police Department is proud to be a part of the La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness for the last several years and to have worked with The Exchange in this effort. Volunteers for the exchange are available to accept donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays (excluding holidays) from 1:30PM – 4:00PM at 110 Causeway Blvd, La Crosse. For questions, please email

12 Days of Christmas – LCPD Prevention Messages On the twelfth day of Christmas LCPD advises me – watch for Santa’s sleigh crossing!! Happy Holidays from the La Crosse Police Department.

12 Days of Christmas – LCPD Prevention Messages On the eleventh day of Christmas LCPD advises me – don’t argue or fight with the family. Let’s be honest, the holidays ARE stressful and nothing can ruin the holiday festivities more than a visit from the LCDP. Remember it is not only the season of giving, but a season for “forgiving”.

12 Days of Christmas – LCPD Prevention Messages On the tenth day of Christmas LCPD advises me – don’t be a victim of a vehicle entry. When shopping and going from store to store don’t leave expensive presents in plain view within your vehicle. When you get home, take them in right away – that includes gifts that you have received. Don’t be an easy target for a vehicle entry.

12 Days of Christmas – LCPD Prevention Messages On the ninth day of Christmas LCPD advises me – dispose of your present packaging properly. By putting out whole boxes, you may be advertising to a potential criminal what you received as gifts, and what they could get if they broke into your house. Break down boxes and dispose of them in the appropriate recycle bins.

Making my community GREAT! The La Crosse Police have worked with the La Crosse School District to have officers in the class rooms to instruct prevention programs and topics of law. Since 1993 Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) has been one of our hallmark programs. While the name may lead you to think the focus of GREAT is Gangs, but it is really much more focused on life skills for kids; life skills like goal setting, resisting peer pressure, and refusal skills. This program culminates in the class as a whole focusing on a project to make their community GREAT. The 6th grade class at Longfellow Middle just completed their GREAT program with Officer Bembnister. For their “Making my community GREAT” project, the 6th Graders sold hot chocolate and hot apple cider in the neighborhood, ultimately raising $84.46. The class made the decision to donate the funds to the La Crosse Salvation Army to help homeless efforts. What an awesome effort to help those who need the most help.