Williams Bay Police Department

  • Agency: Williams Bay Police Department
  • Address: 250 Williams St, Williams Bay, 53191 WI
  • Chief: Robert C Pruessing (Chief of Police)
Phone: 262-245-2710
Fax: 262-245-2711

Williams Bay Police Department is located at 250 Williams St, Williams Bay, 53191 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert C Pruessing. The Williams Bay Police Department phone number is 262-245-2710.

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Please take your time and drive safe. Due to heavy wet snow many roads are extremely slippery.

Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week - 2018 Event Date Monday, April 9, 2018 to Friday, April 13, 2018 Event Description Annual campaign helps teach Wisconsin residents about weather hazards and provides resources to minimize the risks associated with severe weather. Statewide tornado drill is the Thursday of Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. Contact Brian Dean DPI Alcohol Traffic Safety Consultant (608) 266-9677 National Weather Service Just a head's up that there will be a Tornado Drill tomorrow, so the siren will be going off!

EASTER SAFETY TIPS Searching for a hidden Easter basket is an activity that children of all ages enjoy, however, the little gifts inside can create problems if parents are not careful. The University of Texas at San Antonio Police Department offers some tips for Easter safety. Candy & Toy Safety: • In order to prevent choking, avoid hard, round candy; thick or sticky candy; or candy with nuts. Caramel, sour balls and jaw breakers can be dangerous because children's airways are higher and narrower than an adult's, creating a choking hazard. • Fake grass is not easily digestible, so keep it away from little children. • Be sure that Easter toys and dolls (such as bunnies, chicks etc) are free of choking hazards. Pieces that can be removed from a doll or toy pose a potential choking danger to small children. • Chocolate Bunny's are an Easter tradition…however, be very careful when giving such gifts to children who are peanut or nut allergic. Make sure you read the label of contents, as many chocolates, although said to be "pure chocolate", may have been in contact with nuts or peanuts during their preparation or packaging. Egg Safety: • Eggs are a potentially hazardous food, in the same category as meat, poultry, fish, and milk. In other words, they are capable of supporting the rapid growth of disease-causing bacteria like Salmonella. Before boiling eggs for Easter decorating/painting, they must be kept refrigerated. • Never leave raw eggs in any form at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Don't eat or cook with cracked eggs or eggs that have been un-refrigerated for more than two hours. • Hard-boiled Easter (decorated) eggs left in room temperature for many hours or days as a decoration or table centerpiece should be discarded and not eaten. • Use only clean, unbroken eggs. Discard dirty or broken eggs. When you boil your eggs, make sure the water is hot (185-190 degrees F). Cool your eggs in cold water or just in the air. • Cleanliness of hands, utensils and work surfaces is essential in preventing spread of bacteria. Always wash your hands when handling your eggs, especially between cooking, cooling and dyeing. Wash hands again, along with all utensils, equipment and counter tops that have been in contact with any raw food before preparing other foods. If you keep these few simple tips in mind, you should be able to enjoy a fun, problem-free Easter celebration. References: http://www.drpaul.com/factsheets/eastertips.html http://www.securityworld.com/library/children/easterbasketsafety.html

Please welcome Officer Angelica Johnson and Officer Michael Kubiak to Williams Bay Police Department!

Stay Safe This St. Patrick’s Day MARCH 17, 2017 It’s St. Patrick’s Day and the green beer will be flowing tonight! If you’re planning to partake of the festivities tonight, be sure to plan for the safety of yourself and others first. Here are some tips to ensure that you’re not relying on luck to have a safe, fun St. Patrick’s Day whether it’s at home or out on the town. Plan Ahead 1) Have a designated driver. It goes without saying: Don’t ever drink and drive. Plan in advance for someone in your party to abstain from alcohol. Thank them by picking up their (non-alcoholic) tab and reimbursing them for their gas. 2) Have an alternate plan. If no designated driver is available, make other arrangements (before the evening starts, if possible) for a ride home. Options include calling a friend or family member, or renting a room at a hotel within walking distance. (Hotel Tonight is a great app for finding a discounted hotel nearby.) Many metro areas offer safe driving alternatives, so check to see if there are taxi companies or associations offering a program. Stay Aware 3) Drink water and eat food. Don’t drink on an empty stomach and keep your belly full. 4) Don’t leave your drink unattended. Also never accept a drink that has been opened for you. 5) Keep an eye on your friends. Make sure your friends stay within their limits, and never let anyone drive drunk. If you have to, take their keys and help them find an alternate way home or to a hotel. 6) If you’re the designated driver, drive carefully. Even though you haven’t been drinking, others on the road may well have. Drive extra defensively and make sure everyone in your car remains buckled up. Keep a keen eye out for pedestrians, who may not have all their wits about them after a night of partying. Above all, stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day!

WE Energies will be purging gas lines in the area of Hwy 50 and Harris Rd until 1:30 PM today.

Our cars are getting updated! We hope you like our new design!

Don't forget, Daylight Savings TIme begins this weekend!

March Is Eye Safety Month With so many people using computers at work and at home, complaints of eye strain, difficulty focusing and discomfort have become commonplace in doctors’ offices. One of the main reasons for this is — although offices have marched into the age of technology, not much else has. People are still using the same lighting, furniture and desk configurations they had when using typewriters. To mark March as Workplace Eye Safety Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has put together some tips to help us alleviate some of the eye problems modern technology has given birth to. They are: First and most important — get an eye exam by your ophthalmologist, who can rule out the possibility of eye disease as the cause of your symptoms. You could simply need glasses when working at a computer, or your prescription might need updating; Screen distance — you should sit approximately 20 inches from the computer monitor, a little further than you would for reading distance, with the top of the screen at or below eye level. Equipment — choose a monitor that tilts or swivels, and has both contrast and brightness controls; Furniture — an adjustable chair is best; Reference materials — keep reference materials on a document holder so you don’t have to keep looking back and forth, frequently refocusing your eyes and turning your neck and head; Lighting — modify your lighting to eliminate reflections or glare. A hood or micromesh filter for your screen might help limit reflections and glare; and Rest breaks — take periodic rest breaks, and try to blink often to keep your eyes from drying out. Another thing to remember is that the forced-air heating systems in big office buildings can increase problems with dry eyes during the winter months. The usual symptoms of dry eye are stinging or burning eyes, scratchiness, a feeling that there’s something in the eye, excessive tearing or difficulty wearing contact lenses. Over-the-counter eye drops, called artificial tears, usually help, but if dry eye persists, see your eye doctor for an evaluation. — Lyn Wagner — http://www.wellnessjunction.com/athome/ergonomics/eyes.htm

Doughnuts with Day Shift went very well! Thank you to all the people who showed up and thank you so very much to Barrett Memorial Library for hosting this event!

Alliant Energy Scam Utility scams can ramp up anytime throughout the year, but during extreme weather, they’re especially common. Who Is It Targeting: Utility customers of Alliant Energy What Is It: A cold call scam extorting money from customers What Are They After: While this scam has been happening in Wisconsin, reports of similar scams crop up all over the country, especially during times of expected bad weather. A caller dials phone numbers at random and claims to be a customer service rep from the utility company. He explains that your account is past due and your electricity, gas, phone, or another service will be cut off unless you make an immediate payment over the phone. This kind of scam is especially prevalent when very cold or very hot temps are expected because there’s an added sense of panic at the thought of losing electricity in such situations. Faced with having no heat during a winter storm or having your food spoil in the fridge during a heat wave can make otherwise sensible people fall for it. How Can You Avoid It: While some companies do offer the convenience of over-the-phone payments, you will never be threatened with losing your service the first time you’re contacted about an account issue. Utility companies do not require immediate phone payments if your account is past due; you are still able to send a check, use your online bill pay service, or even bring payment to their offices. If you receive a call like this and are concerned it might be genuine, hang up and call the company directly using a verified number, NOT a phone number the caller provided. For full details of this scam check out this article from Sheboygan Press.

The snowmobile trails are closed in the county as of 6 AM today.

When Seconds Count, The Home You Save Could Be Your Own! Please Clean Snow Away From Your Local Fire Hydrants.

Please drive carefully if you have to go out!

Please do not plow snow across roads. It can cause dangerous driving conditions and is illegal.

To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed, including: Who or what you saw; When you saw it; Where it occurred; and Why it's suspicious. If there is an emergency call 9–1–1.

The Williams Bay Police Department has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security "If You See Something, Say Something" Campaign. Please report suspicious activity to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Our non-emergency phone number is 262-245-2710. This number is answered 24 hours a day by the Walworth County Sheriff's Department Communication Center in the event an officer is not at the Police Department. In an emergency just dial 9-1-1.

Ten Tips for Safe Walking in Snow and Ice Falls account for more than one million injuries in the U.S. annually. There are four types of walking accidents with the most common being the slip and fall. That's the type of fall that happens when you fall due a surface not cleared of snow or ice. "Every winter the hazards of driving in snow and icy conditions are noted, but rarely is walking on snow and ice addressed," said Martin B. Tirado, CAE, Executive Director of the Snow & Ice Management Association. "Slipping and falling while walking accounts for a large number of winter-related injuries and can have an impact on the quality of life for the injured person." SIMA, the national nonprofit organization representing the snow removal industry, has some tips on safe winter walking. TIP #1: Wear proper footwear. Proper footwear should place the entire foot on the surface of the ground and have visible treads. Avoid a smooth sole and opt for a heavy treaded shoe with a flat bottom. TIP #2: Accessorize to see and be seen. Wear sunglasses so that you can see in the reflective light of the snow. Also, wear a bright coat or scarf so that drivers can easily see you. TIP #3: Plan ahead. While walking on snow or ice on sidewalks or in parking lots, walk consciously. Instead of looking down, look up and see where your feet will move next to anticipate ice or an uneven surface. Occasionally scan from left to right to ensure you are not in the way of vehicles or other hazards. TIP #4: Make sure you can hear. While seeing the environment is important, you also want to be sure you can hear approaching traffic and other noises. Avoid listening to music or engaging in conversation that may prevent you from hearing oncoming traffic or snow removal equipment. TIP #5: Anticipate ice. Be weary of thin sheets of ice that may appear as wet pavement (black ice). Often ice will appear in the morning, in shady spots or where the sun shines during the day and melted snow refreezes at night. TIP #6: Walk steps slowly. When walking down steps, be sure to grip handrails firmly and plant your feet securely on each step. TIP #7: Enter a building carefully. When you get to your destination such as school, work, shopping center, etc., be sure to look at the floor as you enter the building. The floor may be wet with melted snow and ice. TIP #8: Be careful when you shift your weight. When stepping off a curb or getting into a car, be careful since shifting your weight may cause an imbalance and result in a fall. TIP #9: Avoid taking shortcuts. Shortcuts are a good idea if you are in a hurry, but may be a bad idea if there is snow and ice on the ground. A shortcut path may be treacherous because it is likely to be located where snow and ice removal is not possible. TIP #10: Look up. Be careful about what you walk under. Injuries also can result from falling snow/ice as it blows, melts, or breaks away from awnings, buildings, etc. Following these tips will help ensure that you survive the snow and ice season safely.

**Please tell your overnight guests as well!** Please don't forget; winter night parking restrictions start November 15th. No person shall park, stop, or leave standing any vehicle on any Village street between 2 AM and 6 AM from November 15 of each year to April 15 of the following year. If you or any guests need to park on the street, you must call in. (262) 245-2710. If there is a snow emergency, no person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle upon the streets or any portion of the streets during the hours set forth in the Snow Emergency Proclamation. Please stay safe everyone!

3 tips to keep your eyes healthy during winter While people often think more about staying warm than taking care of their eyes during the winter, eye injury and irritation can just as easily occur in January as in June. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, heading to work or just cozying up by the fire, be aware of your surroundings. It’s easy to take good vision for granted when you should really be taking precautions. Follow these three easy steps to ensure your eyes stay safe and healthy: 1. Keep your eyes moist. �Heat or air circulation from a fire or heater can cause dryness and irritation of the eye. It can be particularly painful and annoying for those who already suffer from dry eye, a chronic condition in which the body doesn’t properly produce tears. Try sitting farther away from heat sources and use artificial tears or a humidifier to alleviate dryness. 2. Wear sunglasses with UV protection. The sun can damage your eyes when it’s cold outside in more ways than when the weather is warm. Snowy conditions double the sun’s effect as ultraviolet (UV) rays can enter your eyes from above and are reflected off the snow into your eyes. Wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UV light and throw on a hat or visor if conditions are particularly bright. 3. Wear goggles. It’s very easy for debris — dirt, bark, slush, ice — to get into your eye while you’re being active outdoors. It’s even more likely for things to get trapped in the eye if you’re skiing or hiking behind someone. Sunglasses help, but they don’t do enough; Wear goggles for maximum protection. Find a pair that has enough room for you to wear sunglasses underneath or find a pair with UV protection built in. If you are experiencing particularly uncomfortable dry eye, contact your eye doctor to make an appointment. If you think your eyes may have been damaged by the sun or by debris, seek treatment immediately. © 2018 Your Sight Matters

Please drive safely on slippery roads