Manitowoc Police Department

  • Agency: Manitowoc Police Department
  • Address: 910 Jay Street, Manitowoc, 54220 WI
  • Chief: Perry Kingsbury (Chief of Police)
Phone: (920) 686-6500
Fax: (920) 686-6588

Manitowoc Police Department is located at 910 Jay Street, Manitowoc, 54220 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Perry Kingsbury. The Manitowoc Police Department phone number is (920) 686-6500.

Manitowoc Police Department News

The Chamber of Manitowoc County is proud and pleased to announce the creation of a social media campaign "Think.Love.Play {Manitowoc County}. Think.Love.Play {Manitowoc County} allows those who live and work in Manitowoc County to see and share Positive perspectives from around the community. We invite you to like, follow and share! #thinkloveplay https://www.facebook.com/thinkloveplayManitowocCounty/

2 days left for Citizen Academy Applications! If you wish to be part of this great learning experience and learn more about the Manitowoc Police Department as this video highlights the students learning about the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) process. Only 12 individuals can be picked to attend this event each year. Check out our website for an application and make sure to hand it in prior to Friday, January 19th.

Just a friendly reminder that snow blowing/plowing should not be done where you deposit snow/ice onto city streets per City Ordinance 7.210(3)(a): 3) Deposit of Snow or Ice on Streets and Waterways Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit, or cause to be deposited, any snow or ice onto any street, alley, walkway, lake, river, pond, or other public place in the City of Manitowoc. (a) Obstruction of Streets or Walkways. Any person depositing snow or ice from private property on any street, alley, waterway, or walkway, or causing or ordering the same to be done, shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $50.00 nor more than $200.00. The Director of Public Infrastructure shall be responsible for the creation and administration of policies and enforcement of same.

SNOW EMERGENCY There will be a snow emergency in effect for Monday evening (1/15/18) into Tuesday morning (1/16/18). There shall be no parking on any city street between the hours of 1:00-6:00am. A $50 citation will be issued to any vehicle parked on the road during those hours. We are expecting a lot of snow throughout the day and well into the evening. Please drive safely.

Don't forget we need you to drop off your "10" Most wanted items this month. MTPD is in a 4 month long food drive for Peter's Pantry. This month is SOUP, DRY BEANS and CRACKERS. We are approaching the half way point for the month of January ---- WE NEED YOUR HELP! SHARE THIS WITH family, friends and co-workers in order to make a difference in the community!

NAR-ANON Support Group What is Nar-Anon? Nar-Anon is a twelve step support group for families and friends of people addicted to drugs. Where? Connection Church 1455 North Rapids Road Manitowoc, WI 54220 When? Every Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Who? Family and Friends of people addicted to drugs. For more information, call or come to a meeting: LeeRae G. 920-242-0681 Linda C. 920-860-0732 lakeshorenaranon@gmail.com

It is never to early to get your Bike License as they expired December 31, 2017. Every year the Manitowoc Police Department recovers over 100 bicycles due to theft or loss. Unfortunately, because many of these bicycles are not registered we are unable to find and return them to their rightful owner. These bicycles are then sold at auction. The adult owner of the bicycle or the parent/guardian of a child may obtain their new Bike License at the Manitowoc Police Department, 910 Jay Street, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Cost of the license is $2 and it will expire on December 31st, 2023. Please bring the following information along: ~ Personal Information (Name, Address, Date of Birth) ~ Brand of Bicycle ~ Bike Type (BMX, Mountain, Road, Cross, Etc.) ~ Model (Boys, Girls, UniSex) ~ Serial Number ~ Color ~ Light or Extra Equipment ~ Wheel Size ~ Speed

Flashback Friday! Can you imagine riding a motorcycle in "WINTER". Well it happened...read on! The police department often documented safety programs it was involved in. This photo sleeve was marked Motorcycle Officers and the date was only provided as 1955. This photo shows five officers and their motorcycles with the poster for S-D Day December 1st affixed to the rear box. S-D Day was a national program proclaimed by the President promoting Safe Driving Day. In 1955, Thursday, December 1st was the designated day. Manitowoc's promotional theme was "Be Sportsmanlike, Driving and Walking". This photo faces north on S. 9th Street. Seen in this photo on the right are the two garage doors of the Police Station garage, behind it is City Hall and in the middle left background is a portion of the Manitowoc Herald Times Newspaper office. The U.S. Mail truck is just leaving the post office which is across the street from the Police Station and City Hall, but it is out of the photo. This photo was taken November 1955 and it is clearly the winter season already. Those in the photo include 1) Chief James Kuplic, 2) Lt. Melvin Renhardt, 3) Officer Vern Zandt, 4) Officer Robert Schmidt, 5) Officer Ray Jackson, 6) Officer Ray Van Ells, and 7) Officer Victor Walters. Officer Ray Jackson was next to Motorcycle 56, which was a two wheeled motorcycle with no sidecar attachment being used for the winter season.

Within the last two days the Manitowoc Police Department has taken two complaints from citizens where they have fallen victim of email phishing scams. The victims unknowingly submit their banking information after opening an email that appears to have been from their financial institution. Eventually the internet suspect(s) would use their banking information and transfer money fraudulently out of their account. Always contact your financial institution should you receive any emails, phone calls, text messages, etc. to make changes to your bank accounts. Reach out to family, especially elderly family members, to share this information with them so they do not become a victim of this sort of crime.

Even though it is a dreary day we brought a little sunshine to Peter's Pantry. Peter's Pantry received 11 boxes of (470 items) or 405 pounds of food for the first pick up of the MTPD Food Drive. Way to go Manitowoc citizens! This will help the 240 families that Peter's Pantry supplies food to on a weekly basis! Did you know that Peter's Pantry has been around since 1988 and supplies over 700,000 pounds of food in a year? The need is greater than you think.

Over the past week, The Manitowoc Police Department has taken multiple complaints from residents that an unknown suspect has entered their unlocked vehicles or garages. Most complainants reported that small items were taken such as change. Most of the vehicle entries have been reported on the southeast and northwest sides of town. One suspect description was a white male with light colored scruffy facial hair, mid to late teens, wearing an orange puffy jacket. The Manitowoc Police Department encourages all residents to implement crime prevention strategies to help protect their property, such as: • Lock all vehicles and doors • Turn on motion detector lights • Do not leave valuable items out in your vehicle, even if it is parked in the driveway, and never ever leave an unlocked vehicle anywhere – not even in the garage • Report any suspicious people or circumstances as they are happening to the police department.

WOW! We can't say this enough...THANK YOU you for the additional 205 food items in a very short 5 day time frame. We now have collected 470 items to be donated to Peter's Pantry. Keep up the good work Facebook Friends!

Just a reminder that this will be happening this week Thursday if you are interested in a Law Enforcement career. Manitowoc Police Department and several other agencies will be in attendance.

Law Enforcment Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D) Every January 9th the National Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) encourages everyone to show support for the more than 900,000 law enforcment officers in America. The Manitowoc Police Department wishes to show the men and women in blue across the United States how much we value each one of them, their service and protection of their communities throughout the country. The bravery that our nation's men and women show is remarkable given the dangers they face everyday. Law enforcement officers and their families are some of the most humble and courageous people around. I wish to take this opportunity to thank each one of our police officers for their hard work and dedication to serve our community. For those reasons and countless more, I wish to recognize: Officer Kim Albright Lt. Bob Arps Deputy Chief Rob Barbier Officer Nathan Barnes Lt. Paul Behrendt Officer John Bennett Officer Robert Billen Officer Rob Block Officer Jeff Buck School Resource Officer Miranda Check Officer Fielder Clark Lt. Michaelyn Culligan Officer Jason Delsman Officer Jason Denk Officer Amanda DeValk Officer Pete Dramm Lt. Jason Erickson Capt. Jason Freiboth Officer Jacob Gardner Officer Alex Grant Officer Brad Hayner Officer Jeff Hyler Sgt. Bruce Jacobs Officer Craig Jansen Officer Michael Kirchner Officer Jason Koenig and K9 Neko Detective Erik Kowalski School Resource Officer Paul Krock Lt. Jeremy Kronforst School Resource Officer Mike Laabs Officer Rick Ladwig Detective Jerod Lecher Assistant Chief Scott Luchterhand Officer Justin Massart Detective Dave McCue Investigator Pete McGinty Officer John Musial Officer Alex Nebel Officer Steve Nolan Officer Kyle Novack Officer Nick Place and K9 Major Officer Ron Ploederl Lt. Karl Puestow Capt. Corie Pusel Detective Jen Pusel Officer Kayla Rocklewitz Officer Cooper Schmidt Lt. Mark Schroeder Officer Rebecca Schuettpelz Officer Eric Schultz Investigator Adam Sohlden Officer Bob Sosnosky Detective Sgt. Mike Stone Officer Amber Thiel Detective Andy Trilling Officer Travis VanKauwenberg Officer Brett VerVelde Capt. David Vorpahl Capt. Matt Wallander Officer Alex Wanish Officer Jeremy Weber Officer Rob Weyer Officer Kody Wipperfurth Chief Nick Reimer

It's National Clean Off Your Desk Day! Start 2018 off at your best with an organized work space. Capt. Freiboth appears to be ahead of the game! Take the opportunity to do a little tidying up if you need it.

2018 City of Manitowoc Dog and Cat Licenses available at City Hall, 900 Quay Street. Pet registration is not only fashionable, it's required in the City of Manitowoc. This shiny pet tag is the ticket home for your animal if they get lost. So register your pet and always have them wear their address and phone number on their collar. Licenses are required for all dogs and cats over the age of 5 months. Residents may license no more than 3 dogs and 3 cats. A 4 animal permit may be granted by application at the Manitowoc Police Department. Stop in City Hall to obtain your license(s), which requires proof of rabies vaccination, along with a form from your veterinarian showing that the animal has been spayed or neutered.

Need proof that our community is amazing? Look no further...... Thanks to your donations, our first week of the Food Drive is off to a great start! We have collected an amazing 265 items already! If you haven't been able to donate yet, any SOUP, DRY BEANS or CRACKERS are still being accepted until the end of January! Let's make it an awesome SECOND WEEK as well!

Press Release -Armed Robbery - Drug Transaction Date: January 4th, 2017 Capt. Matt Wallander Shortly after 5:00 pm on January 4th, 2018, the Manitowoc Police Department received a complaint of an armed robbery that occurred at a residence near the intersection of Washington Street and South 16th Street. During subsequent interviews with the victim, officers learned that the victim and a friend went to a residence in the area of Washington Street and South 16th Street with the intent to purchase marijuana. Upon entering the residence, the victim was held against his will while the suspects robbed him of his cash. The victim’s friend was outside, but when the victim started yelling for help, his friend forced his way into the apartment. One of the suspects pointed a black handgun at the victim and threatened to shoot the victim and friend, but they were able to escape the apartment unharmed. A search warrant was obtained and with assistance from the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Squad (SOS), the warrant was executed and the apartment was cleared. The suspects were not located on scene and are still at large. The suspects are described as three black males, two of which have short dreadlocks. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Manitowoc Police Department at (920) 686-6551. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact CrimeStoppers at (920) 683-4466 and be eligible for a cash reward.

Did you miss out on the last Senior Scams Clinic? Sgt. Bruce Jacobs will be back to discuss with you this ever growing problem! Learn how you can minimize your risk of becoming a victim of senior scams. Learn what the newest scams are out there...who to turn to if you feel you've been targeted and ways to prevent from getting scammed! Don't become a victim! Save the date and come with your questions and concerns. This clinic is free and open to the public of all ages. Please call 686-3060 to let us know you will be attending.

Don't forget to sign up for our 2018 Citizen's Academy. Classes are held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. March 6th through May 15th, 2018. Completed applications need to be dropped off at the Manitowoc Police Department prior to Friday, January 19th, 2018. http://www.manitowoc.org/FormCenter/Police-Department-6/2018-Citizens-Academy-Application-50

"Arrest Hunger"- "10" Most Wanted Food Drive KICKOFF The Manitowoc Police Department Support Staff will be taking in donations for the next 4 months in order to arrest hunger in the community. This food drive is crucial as pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the holiday season, but there highest need for donations are January through April when supply is low and demand is high. The month of January is a "SOUPER BOWL" theme, as it is National Soup Month so bring in your "10 Most Wanted" canned soups, dry beans or crackers! Food barrels are located in the lobbies at the Police Department, City Hall, Manitowoc Senior Center, Manitowoc Public Utilities and Manitowoc Public Library.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of the citizens of our fine community for their continued support and assistance throughout 2017! The Manitowoc Police Department can not accomplish great things on our own and the success of our department is directly related to the involvement we have with our community. With that thought in mind let's not forget how important safety and security is to all of us as we close out 2017. Help us ring in the new year with a little extra planning to prevent senseless loss of life as we partake in celebrations of the new year! As a reminder, traffic safety never takes a holiday as the Manitowoc Police Department is participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Traffic Safety Grant. Chief Reimer

Officer Hayner and Officer Nebel jumped at the idea of having their photo taken with this little cutie pie at last week's Common Council meeting!