Wadena Police Department

  • Agency: Wadena Police Department
  • Address: 121 SE Colfax Ave., Wadena, 56482 MN
  • Chief: Bruce A Uselman (Chief of Police)

Wadena Police Department is located at 121 SE Colfax Ave., Wadena, 56482 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Bruce A Uselman. The Wadena Police Department phone number is 218-631-7700.

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According to the US National Weather Service, a weather alert issued as follows: ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018. Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of are expected. Hubbard, East Becker and Wadena Counties Including the cities of Park Rapids, Wolf Lake, Wadena, and Menahga. Plan on slippery road conditions. 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 the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Well folks, looks like we will be in a weather event starting on Saturday and Sunday. Keep checking your weather sources for possible freezing drizzle on Sunday. Plan ahead and be safe!

Some great information on Code Red Alerts from Wadena County Sheriff's Office.

Another cold night ahead, always a good reminder to keep winter safety kits in your vehicle, full gas tanks, cell phones charged if you are traveling. Stay safe!

A thank you to Soledad Henriksen, Wadena County Recorder, who shared this project with Wadena County employees and the Wadena Police Department. It was our pleasure to share our Care duffle bags with WDC students as they gather duffle bags too.

Please be careful when seeing emergency lights and move over for your safety, and the emergency responders.

Everyone is invited to the Tri County Health Fair on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm at M-State's Wadena Campus on Hwy 29. Offers more than 65 exhibits by local business and organizations. Free health screenings include blood pressure checks, vision screenings and blood glucose tests. Throughout the day, free entertainment and demonstrations will take place.

Thank you to WDC Elementary for this LE Appreciation lunch and program on Wednesday, January 24, 2018! This was a fun day to interact with students! Again thank you to all the hard work and effort to prepare for this special event!

January is: National Stalking Awareness Month In January 2004, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) to increase the public’s understanding of the crime of stalking. Stalking can be very dangerous, as a stalkers’ behaviors can escalate over time, and become more and more dangerous for the victim. It is important for the victim to know that he/she is not to blame for the stalker’s behavior. Below you will find information related to stalking, as well as important safety tips to follow if you are being stalked. What is stalking? While legal definition of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Some things stalkers may do to their victim: Send unwanted gifts, letters, cards, or e-mails. Damage the victim’s home, car, or other property. Drive by or hang out at your home, school, or work. Threaten to hurt the victim, or the victim’s family or friends. Monitor the victim’s phone calls or computer use. Post information or spread rumors about the victim online. Use technology to track the victim. Follow their victim. Other actions that control, track, or frighten the victim. Staking Statistics: 7.5 million people are stalked annually in the United States. Over 85% of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know. 61% of female victims and 44% of male victims of stalking are stalked by a current or former intimate partner. 25% of female victims and 32% of make victims of stalking are stalked by an acquaintance. About 1 in 5 of stalking victims are stalked by a stranger. Persons aged 18-24 years old experience the highest rate of stalking. 11% of stalking victims have been stalked for 5 years or more. 46% of stalking victims experience at least one unwanted contact per week. Stalking Safety Tips: If possible, have a phone nearby at all times, preferably one which the stalker has never had access. Memorize emergency numbers, and make sure that 911 and helpful family or friends are on speed dial. Treat all threats, direct and indirect, as legitimate and inform law enforcement immediately. Vary routines, including changing routes to work, school, the grocery store, and other places regularly frequented. When out of the house or work environment, try not to travel alone and stay in public areas. Do not interact with the person stalking or harassing you. Responding to stalker’s actions may reinforce their behavior. Consider obtaining a protective order against the stalker. Trust your instincts. If you’re somewhere that doesn’t feel safe, either find ways to make is safer, or leave. If you or someone you know is experiencing stalking, please contact your local Someplace Safe office, or call our 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-974-3359. For more information and resources on stalking, visit: https://victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 25 below zero to 40 below zero. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northwest and west central Minnesota. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, significant reductions in visibility are expected. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northwest and west central Minnesota. * WHEN...Until 4 PM CST this afternoon. Dangerous wind chills will continue through tonight. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow. Cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means periods of blowing snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

We need your help identifying the individual in this picture below. He is a suspect in a theft at Walmart. If you can identify this male and/or silver vehicle, please contact the Wadena Police Department at 218-631-7700. Please be respectful and Do Not post names to this page. Thank you for your support! WPD 18000154