River Falls Police Department

  • Agency: River Falls Police Department
  • Address: 125 East Elm Street, River Falls, 54022 WI
  • Chief: Roger D Leque (Chief of Police)
Phone: 715-425-0909
Fax: 715-425-0932

River Falls Police Department is located at 125 East Elm Street, River Falls, 54022 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Roger D Leque. The River Falls Police Department phone number is 715-425-0909.

River Falls Police Department News

The River Falls Police Department is confident that spring is here! Optimistic I know, but let's hope for the best. As you plan your summer time activities you have to come out for the Law Enforcement Torch Run! Not a runner?? I'm not either! It is actually a bike ride that is a fun family event happening on June 2nd, 2018 at 10 AM. The cost is small ($15) and includes such awesome benefits as a T-shirt, the bike ride, a hot dog/brat cookout afterwards, plus the chance to hang out with the extra awesome River Falls Police Officers. All proceeds go to the Wisconsin Special Olympics! The bike ride will start and end at Glen Park. Please register by contacting Investigator Miller at 715-425-0909 by May 10th so we have an accurate count for the cookout. If you have questions not covered in this great post call Investigator Miller. We had 34 riders last year and were able to raise $1,095 for Special Olympics. Investigator Miller does not know it yet, but if we get 50 riders he will be "voluntold" to receive a pie to the face. Let's make sure that we get to 50 riders !! City of River Falls

Thank you for checking in this week to learn about weather safety!

Be Prepared. Watch these short videos to see how Get Weather-Ready: Before a Tornado https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE66ganofF0&feature=youtu.be Get Weather-Ready: During a Tornado https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5TiTfuvotc&feature=youtu.be Get Weather-Ready: After a Tornado https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ94ESZulA8&feature=youtu.be

What's the difference between a watch and a warning??? •Watch: Conditions are favorable for severe weather to develop. •Warning: Severe thunderstorms are occurring or tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.

What should you do when you hear the weather sirens sound??? The siren is designed to alert people to get in and tune in when outside. If you hear the siren sounding, get inside and tune to your radio, TV, internet or NOAA weather radio for information. Take shelter if needed to protect yourself and/or family. The City of River Falls does not issue an “all clear” tone on sirens. Such a notice could be confusing to residents in the event of additional warnings.

Did you know that the City of River Falls has 8 storm sirens? Do you know where they are?

April 9th-13th is Tornado Awareness Week. Check in each day for a weather related tip.

So, YES, alternate night parking has officially ended, however.... We are asking for your help for the next couple of nights. IF we get as much snow as is predicted, the plows will be out. So if you could help us by following the alternate night parking guidelines for a couple more days, the plow trucks will appreciate it!

HERE IT COMES AGAIN.... Winter Storm Watch Areas Affected: Chippewa; Dunn; Eau Claire; Pepin; Pierce NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota) ...POTENTIALLY HEAVY SNOW DEVELOPING LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY TUESDAY EVENING... .A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for areas south of a line from Redwood Falls to Faribault, to Red Wing, Minnesota, and Bloomer Wisconsin from late tonight through Tuesday evening. Accumulations of 6 to 9 inches are possible in this area. Snow will develop late tonight and continue into early Tuesday evening before tapering off. The snow may be heavy at times. In addition, winds gusting as high as 35 mph could cause some blowing and drifting snow. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches are possible. * WHERE...Portions of west central Wisconsin and south central, southeast and southwest Minnesota. * WHEN...From late tonight through Tuesday evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Tuesday. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph could cause patchy blowing and drifting snow. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Happy Easter from the Police Department!

On March 27th, Officer Greg Lotze was recognized by the City Council for being the Police Department's "Officer of the Year" Congratualtions to Officer Lotze!

The City will be testing the emergency sirens monthly through September. Today's test will be held at 1:00 p.m.


Here it comes again!!!

***RETURNED TO OWNER*** Thank you for your shares! This old male black lab with an orange collar was found running at large in the 600 block of North Pearl St. If this is your dog, please contact us as soon as possible so he can be returned home.

**RETURNED TO OWNER** A large black lab with a white chest, intact male, and choke collar was found running at large last night around 10pm in the 1500 Block of South Wasson Ln. If you are missing your dog, please call the River Falls Police Department (715-425-0909). Picture shown is similar to the dog in our possession.

Ok Elsa! We've had enough!!! Winter Weather Advisory Areas Affected: Barron; Chippewa; Dunn; Eau Claire; Pepin; Pierce; Polk; Rusk; St. Croix NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota) ...Snow develops later today with the heaviest expected this evening... .A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect the entire area. Light snow will move into southern Minnesota later this morning morning and spread northeast this afternoon. The heaviest snow will be this evening. Snowfall totals will range from 3 to 5 inches. Some light freezing drizzle is possible overnight, but accumulations will only be a light glazing, or no ice accumulations at all. Winds will be light throughout the event. The afternoon commute will be impacted, especially south of I-94. The Friday morning commute will also be slow even though the snow will be ending. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected with freezing drizzle possible. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible. * WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and central and east central Minnesota. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state. OK

Congratulations to Matt Kennett on his assignment to Sergeant of Investigations!

Please use caution today as you are out and about as we are expecting freezing rain turning to snow.

The Police Department is looking for your assistance in identifying the vehicle and person who is responsible for the damage. If you have any information regarding this crash please call 715-425-0909. The crash occurred sometime in the overnight hours of February 7 into February 8. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

DOG LICENSES All dogs 5 months or older in the City of River Falls are required to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Find the application form at www.rfcity.org/doglicense. Fees: spayed/neutered $5 unspayed/unneutered $10

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