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29 May Press Release 2018 Drug Task Force Unit

Press Release 2018 Date 05-24-18 Send to LOCAL NEWS MEDIA Local law enforcement agencies who are members of the Jefferson County Drug Task Force will be participating in drug enforcement details throughout the remainder of 2018.  These drug enforcement details will include the use of drug task force officers, patrol officers and the canine units to detect and locate controlled substances being used and/or transported throughout our communities.  Drug enforcement details will be randomly scheduled throughout each of the local municipalities and county jurisdictions at various times throughout the day and night. The Jefferson County Drug Task Force is comprised of the City of Fort Atkinson Police Department, the City of Jefferson Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Village of Johnson Creek Police Department, the City and Town of Lake Mills Police Departments, the Village of Palmyra Police Department, the Town of Oakland Police Department, the City of Waterloo Police Department, the City of Watertown Police Department, and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Drug Task Force Officers request that anyone with drug information, please contact your local Police Department or the Jefferson County Drug Task Force at 920-568-2582.  Persons providing information may remain anonymous....

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18 May Lake Mills Police Chief Pat Matuszewski Retiring…

City of Lake Mills Police Chief Pat Matuszewski has submitted his resignation to retire on June 12th of this year.  Chief Matuszewski has 28 years of law enforcement service in the State of Wisconsin, while serving his last 5 years as the Chief of Police for the City of Lake Mills.  Prior to coming to Lake Mills, Chief Matuszewski worked for the City of Appleton Police Department for 18 years.  After working 5 years as a Patrol Officer for Appleton PD, he skipped the rank of Sergeant and was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant, in which some of his duties consisted of being the Night Shift Downtown Entertainment District Patrol Supervisor, Fatality Crash Investigation Team Commander, SWAT Hostage Negotiation Team Assistant Commander, Mobile Video Camera and Mobile Data Computer Program Coordinator,  Citywide Technical Committee member, Police Department Liaison with the Harbor House (battered women’s shelter) and a member of the Domestic Violence Intervention Team.  Matuszewski was later put in-charge of the department’s Support Services Unit, which was responsible for Recruiting and Hiring, Department Training, Media Relations, Human Resources, Police Department Dispatch and Front Desk operations, Department Communications and Technology and Equipment Research.  Prior to Appleton, Chief Matuszewski worked 4 years for the Village of Maple Bluff Police Department in Madison, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant/Deputy Chief.  Matuszewski began his career working for the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department as a sworn Reserve Deputy and a Part-time Police Officer for the City of Marathon Police Department, while working on his Associate Degree at Northcentral Technical College. Prior to his law enforcement career, Chief Matuszewski served 6 years active duty in the United States Air Force, where at the rank of Staff Sergeant he worked as a Nuclear B-52 Crew Chief assigned to Strategic Air Command’s 410th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan.  Prior to moving to Strategic Air Command, Matuszewski was assigned to Air Force Space Command Logistics with the 1003rd Transportation Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, where he maintained Security Clearances for NORAD and Space Command Headquarters and worked with the Protocol Division involved with transporting U.S. and International Dignitaries. In this capacity he also served as a member of the Air Force Space Command Honor Guard team. Chief Matuszewski is working on his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Administration through Concordia University in Madison.  He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management through Concordia University, an Associate Degree in Police Science through Northcentral Technical College and is a graduate of Criminal Justice Executive Development Institute through Fox Valley Technical College. Chief Matuszewskis professional affiliations and accomplishments consist of the Jefferson County Chiefs and Sheriffs Association (previous President), People Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse (PADA) Board President, Madison College Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, International Chiefs of Police Association and National Chiefs of Police Association.  The Appleton Sister City Exchange Program, where in 2001 Matuszewski was a member a 3-person delegation sent to Kurgan Russian to train Russian Officers on issues of Domestic Violence. Matuszewski further served communities by coaching youth soccer and baseball and as a Special Olympics cross-country ski and snowshoe coach. In addition to numerous awards, recognitions and commendations throughout his career, Chief Matuszewski has received the Law Enforcement Life Saving Award, Meritorious Service Award (2x) and Outagamie County District Attorney’s “Best Badge” Award (2x). “Though a career in law enforcement is a thankless job full of danger, challenges and stress, there is no duty more rewarding than protecting and serving the good in mankind.” Chief Patrick Matuszewski    ...

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14 May Click it or Ticket

Click it or Ticket  CITY OF LAKE MILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT   Date:  December 9, 2018 For more information contact: Sergeant Alan Witte Lake Mills Police Department to mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from May 21 to June 3  The Lake Mills Police Department will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 21 to June 3. The Lake Mills Police Department enforces Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law – not to write citations – but to help save lives and prevent needless injuries. Right now in Wisconsin, we know that about nine of 10 motorists consistently wear a safety belt. We also know that the 10 percent who fail to buckle up account for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes each year. The state’s safety belt use rate of 89.4 percent is the highest ever, but still lags behind the national average. Last year in Wisconsin, there were 58,899 traffic convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt. In Wisconsin, law enforcement officers can stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a safety belt. In addition, drivers can be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle.  This is about preventing injuries and saving lives. Before hitting the road, drivers need to ensure that everyone is buckled up, every seat, every trip. Sergeant Witte ...

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09 May Crosswalk Safety

The L-Cat safety news team from the Lake Mills Middle School talks with Officer Oestreich and crossing guard Dawn Patrick about crosswalk safety. Click on the YouTube link below to view. https://youtu.be/1JLiO5PfIJM...

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04 May Police request your help during weather related power outages…

Police Dispatchers were over inundated with callers reporting power outages throughout the City during Wednesday evenings heavy rain storm.  Though the Police Department welcomes your calls, we ask our citizens to please keep in mind that during severe storms, Police Dispatchers become very busy handling downed trees, power lines, vehicle accidents and other public safety and life threatening calls.  To help free-up our Dispatchers to handle more serious and safety related calls during these severe storms, we ask that if you experience a basic power outage at that time, to please call the Department of Public Works at (920) 648-4026, which has an operator available 24-7 to take your call. ...

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