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K-9

Lake Mills Police Department’s first K-9 “Truman” hit the road October 19, 2019 and has a lot of success!  K-9 Truman has been trained to detect drugs, track people, search buildings, and protect his human partner.  Truman is named after Lake Mills Fire Captain Chris Truman who was killed on New Year’s Eve 2018 while trying to help a motorist who had spun out on a busy highway in the Madison area.  K-9 Truman honors Captain Truman’s memory by being brave, hardworking, friendly and putting himself in harms way so that others may live.  The Lake mills Police Department is grateful to the many donors that made K-9 Truman possible.

Coffee With A Cop

“Coffee with a Cop” is an informal meeting open to the public, which brings police officers and citizens together over a cup coffee, to get to know each other a little better and discuss issues occurring within the community.

Citizens Academy

In 2020 Lake Mills Police will hold their first citizens academy.  It will be 10 weeks long and have 11 different dates of training.  Each training session will be approximately three hours long.  Topics include:  K9, Taser, Defense and Arrest Tactics, Pursuits and Traffic Stops, OWI and Drugged Driving, Criminal Investigations, Active Shooter, TASER, Drones and much more!  Our goal is to educate citizens on what it takes to be a police officer, why we do things the way we do them, and how technology is changing the landscape of police work.

Click It Or Ticket

To save lives and reduce injuries by preventing traffic crashes, the Wisconsin DOT Bureau of Transportation Safety in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors campaigns that mobilize hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout the State, to increase motorists’ compliance with traffic safety laws. The high-visibility law enforcement efforts are combined with effective media campaigns to get more motorists to buckle up, slow down and drive sober.

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over

To save lives and reduce injuries by preventing traffic crashes, the Wisconsin DOT Bureau of Transportation Safety in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors campaigns that mobilize hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout the State, to increase motorists’ compliance with traffic safety laws. The high-visibility law enforcement efforts are combined with effective media campaigns to get more motorists to buckle up, slow down and drive sober.

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

D.A.R.E. is a collaborative effort by DARE certified law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and the community, to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth. The DARE program offers preventative strategies to enhance those protective factors, especially bonding to the family, school and the community. Such bonds are proven to foster the development of resiliency in young people, who may be otherwise be at risk for substance abuse and/or other problem behaviors.

Charlie Check First

Charlie Check First is the mascot for Safety Kids, Inc., which has developed a creative new approach to the issue of personal safety, in response to a need for more effective education on prevention. Over 85% of the children who are victimized, know their perpetrator; therefore, the concept of stranger safety is ineffective. It puts a child in a position of feeling secure just because he/she knows the person, when in fact, this may actually lead to victimization. Charlie Check First replaces that concept and has been endorsed by educators and law enforcement personnel across the nation. The curriculum is for preschool through grade five and the materials for parents and children are highly praised and used in many jurisdictions.

G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education And Training)

The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a violence prevention curriculum, that teaches students important skills to help them avoid involvement in gangs, violence, drug abuse and crime. The purpose of G.R.E.A.T. is to help students develop beliefs and practice behaviors that will help them avoid destructive habits.

Home Again A Lost Pet’s Best Chance

“HomeAgain” is a program recently adopted by LMPD, which allows officers to use a handheld scanner to quickly identify found dogs and cats that have been microchipped and return them home safely.

Med Disposal Drop Box

A “Med Disposal Drop Box” is located in the lobby of the police department. It serves as a safe and secure way to dispose of unwanted medications, which could unintentionally be consumed by children and others or be scavenged from the trash and sold illegally. Using the Med Drop Box to dispose of unused or no longer needed medications can also reduce the amount of improperly disposed medicines that can contaminate our rivers, lakes and streams as well as our drinking water. Medicines collected from the Med Drop Box are incinerated and disposed of in an environmentally safe method.

If You See Something Say Something

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

“Partnering with the community to

confront crime and protect the innocent.”