Cedarburg Police Department

  • Agency: Cedarburg Police Department
  • Address: W75 N444 Wauwatosa Road, Cedarburg, 53012 WI
  • Chief: Thomas Frank (Chief of Police)
Phone: 262-375-7620

Cedarburg Police Department is located at W75 N444 Wauwatosa Road, Cedarburg, 53012 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas Frank. The Cedarburg Police Department phone number is 262-375-7620.

Cedarburg Police Department News

MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN AND STAY ALERT! Please stay alert, especially when navigating around a traffic stop. In this video of a traffic stop here in Cedarburg, you'll see a vehicle whose driver was looking at what the officers were doing, and didn't notice the vehicle in front had stopped, causing a read end collision. Thankfully, there were no injuries related to this crash. Please be mindful and attentive to all of your surroundings when driving. To help safeguard law enforcement officers, emergency responders, road maintenance workers, and others who work on the side of highways, Wisconsin has a "Move Over Law." The law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing. Drivers have two options for creating a safety zone: ~If the road has more than one directional lane, like the Interstate, and you can switch lanes safely, you must move over to vacate the lane closest to the law enforcement or other vehicle with its lights flashing. ~If the road has a single directional lane or you can't safely move over, you must reduce your speed. Failure of motorists to move over is one of the reasons that motor vehicle crashes kill more law enforcement officers on duty than any other cause.

Cedarburg Police Department participates in the annual statewide tornado drill. This year's testing will occur on April 12, 2018. We'll issue out a reminder closer to the date.

*UPDATE* The dog has been returned to its owner! ***Found Dog*** This sweet dog was found near the traffic circle on Wauwatosa Rd at Bridge Rd. It was hard for us to get a good look at gender we believe it to be an older female. She was found wearing just a Purple “Kong” collar with no tags. We will have custody of this fugitive for a little while before we need to transport her to the Ozaukee County Human Society. If you know who she belongs to please contact us at (262)375-7620

Last night, Cedarburg Police Department's newest officers, Steven Chojnacki (left) and Benjamin Buckenberger (right) had their ceremonial swearing-in ceremony before the Cedarburg Common Council. Officer Chojnacki joined the department on January 29, 2018. He received a Bachelor's degree from UW-Stevens Point and earned his law enforcement certification from Mid-State Technical College. Officer Chojnacki previously worked at the Price County Sheriff's Department. Officer Buckenberger joined the department on February 12, 2018. He received an Associate Degree from Waukesha County Technical College and earned his law enforcement certification through the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Academy, where he was previously employed. Please join us in welcoming them to the Department!

Cedarburg Police Department offers active shooter and tactical medicine programs to our businesses and local groups at no charge. Any business or group interested in setting up a session should contact Det. Michael McNerney at 262-375-7620. Programs last approximately one hour.

The Cedarburg Police Department is offering a Hunter Safety course with the Dept. of Natural Resources. The course consists of 4 classroom sessions and one outdoor field day. Participation at all 5 sessions is required to receive Hunter Safety certification. The classroom sessions will be held at the Cedarburg Police Department, Community Room, W75N444 Wauwatosa Road, Cedarburg. The field day will be held at Ozaukee Fish & Game in Saukville. The dates for the upcoming session are: Tuesday, April 3; Thursday, April 5; Tuesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 12, 2018. Class will begin at 6:00 p.m. and last until approximately 8:30 p.m. The Field Day date is Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Contact Sgt. Pat Spaeth of the Cedarburg Police Department at 262-375-7620 to register for the class. In order to register, interested individuals must obtain a DNR Customer ID #. This number can be obtained by calling 1-888-936-7463. Any questions regarding the class should be directed to Sgt. Pat Spaeth. The cost for the class is $10.00.

Milwaukee area agencies have taken multiple reports regarding two individuals who are posing as city/utility workers and request to check the water meters. While this hasn't been reported yet in Cedarburg, it's best to be forewarned. Remind those who are especially vulnerable to call the police if they feel something isn't quite right. The typical scenario is two males working together, claiming to be from a utility (Water Dept. and need to check pipes, WPS and need to check wires/cut trees etc). One male distracts the victim, often moving them to another location (basement to check pipes, washing machine, etc. or outside to check trees/wires) while the other rummages through house. Victims tend be are elderly and home alone. Suspects target safes, cash, and jewelry.

Today a resident received a call from an organization representing "Families of Fallen Firefighters" the caller gave the victim three different tiers of donation options. The victim stated he could not afford any of the options presented, and at that time the caller said there was cheaper option, however he would need the victims credit card information. We want to remind everyone to remain vigilant when being solicited over the phone. During tax season, and the holiday season there is an influx of phone scams. If you receive a call from an unexpected solicitor we recommend you ask questions about the callers organization or charity. Reputable organizations will be able to answer questions promptly or direct you to a website with the information you request. The Federal Trade Commission has a wealth of information about phone and charity scams. Their website gives a lot of good information on how to handle these situations. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams

We're searching for substitute crossing guards. Current pay rate is $12.78/hour. Substitute guards are needed when a regularly scheduled crossing guard can't make their assigned location due to illness, appointments or other variables. The hours are mornings before school, and afternoons around school dismissal times. If interested, you can pick up an application in the lobby or e-mail cpd@ci.cedarburg.wi.us and we'll send you one electronically.

There were multiple jurisdictions that received calls about a “loud explosion” the past few days. So if you were a caller, or just wondering if the world was ending. We are good for a few more days. We do appreciate all of the citizens concern. Please continue to call if you feel something isn’t right!

Several Cedarburg High School students who are participants in the Leadership Class delivered pizzas to the Police Department last night, as a way to thank officers and staff for what they do for our Community. Pictured below are Officer Koehler, student Nolan Knopf, Det. McNerney, Officer Butzler and Sgt. Spaeth. A big thank you to the Leadership Class for the meal that was enjoyed by our staff. Not pictured are students Jake Kacmarcik, Ryan Seawall and Pietari Virkkunen and teacher Rusty Meyer.

After 31 years of service, Sgt. Richard Leach retired at the end of his shift today. Please join us in wishing Sgt. Leach a long, happy and healthy retirement. Congratulations, Rick!

Winter parking regulations are back in effect. Please be sure to remove vehicles from the roadway. No person shall park any vehicle on any street in the City of Cedarburg for a period of time longer than thirty (30) minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. between December 1 and April 1.

Winter parking restrictions have been lifted beginning tonight through January 2, 2018. However, cars will need to be removed if snowfall is expected. You can always check with our Dispatch Center (262-375-7620) to verify if you need to remove your car from the roadway.

I know most of us don't want to accept the fact that there is snow on the ground, but we are due to get more of that white stuff the next few days. We wanted to give you a friendly reminder about the snow removal ordinance. For those of you who love snow congratulations! For those who don't, we hope you find a good mental beach to take breaks on!

Detective Fitting spent one morning last week at Westlawn School as a student as part of Take an Officer to School Day.

This past Saturday was Ozaukee County's Shop with a Cop Program. Officers Emmrich, Weisenberger and Koehler participated in this year's event. Many hands also work behind the scenes to help make this event successful. It was a huge success and everyone had a great time!

Our officers have been refreshing their de-escalation and scenario-based training this week.

REMINDER: Winter parking restrictions begin December 1! No person shall park any vehicle on any street in the City of Cedarburg for a period of time longer than thirty (30) minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. between December 1 and April 1.

The City of Cedarburg is collecting toys to benefit the Toys for Tots drive for Ozaukee county. Collection bins are located at City Hall, The Library, Light & Water, and the Police Department. Donations are accepted though Monday, December 11th. There will also be a benefit concert at Circle B Recreation on December 12th at 6:00 p.m. Thank You!

Just a reminder that Trick or Treat is tonight from 5;00-8;00 p.m. Please be cautious with all the people out and about tonight (pedestrians and drivers alike)!

Please help our Public Works crew out!

The Cedarburg School District invited our Crossing Guards to breakfast this morning as a gesture of gratitude for all they do to help keep our school-aged children safe. Cedarburg School Superintendent Todd Bugnacki attended the breakfast with our crossing guards. We're grateful our Crossing Guards and all they do for our Community.

Tonight the Cedarburg Fire Department will be conducting training from approximately 6:30 to 9:30 at the house on the corner of Washington Ave and Cambridge Ave. During this time the northbound lane of Washington Ave will be closed for the duration of the training. There will be times when the whole road is closed. We recommend avoiding the area during this time. If you need to get north of the area please take Pine St to Harrison Ave and back to Washington Ave. Thank You for your cooperation!