“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.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
The first Tuesday in August is National Night Out, an event to heighten awareness of crime, drug and violence prevention efforts, and to encourage community participation.
CLICK IT OR TICKET
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
We work to create campaigns and awareness promoting safety and outreach against drunk driving and casualties.
DRUG DROP BOX
The Drug Drop Box is located in the lobby of the Jefferson Police Department. The box is for safe disposal of your unused, unwanted or expired medications to keep them out of the water supply and out of reach of those who the medications were not intended for.
Chief Alan Richter began his law enforcement career with the City of Jefferson Police Department in June 2005. Chief Richter worked his way up through the ranks at the department, starting as a patrolman assigned to the 2nd shift for ten years. During this time, Chief Richter took on additional responsibilities including Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Jefferson County Drug Task Force Investigator. In 2016, Chief Richter accepted a promotion to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant, where he was responsible for front-line supervision of 2nd shift patrol and served in that capacity for four years. In 2020, Chief Richter was promoted to Captain of Police, working as a liaison to the Chief for two years until his final appointment as Chief of the department in 2022.
Chief Richter is a former United States Marine, having served with Fox Co. 2nd Bn 24th MAR DIV in Milwaukee and is an adjunct Law Enforcement Instructor for Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville. Chief Richter holds an Associate's Degree in Police Science from Milwaukee Area Technical College. He has developed his executive leadership skills by completing the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy and the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations program. Chief Richter also is a Graduate of the UW Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program Command College class #6 and is a recent Graduate of The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command class #518.