Our Community Programs

It is our desire to create a partnership with all of our community members to build trust between our citizens and the police department staff. We strive to be advocates on every interaction fully realizing our connection and service to the community.

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.

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.

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.

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. Please remove your personal information from the medication packaging and do not deposit sharps in the box.

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.

CITY OF JEFFERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT HONOR GUARD UNIT

The City of Jefferson Police Department Honor Guard was formed in 2019 after Jefferson officers had showed an interest in attending formal funeral honors for officers who had lost their lives both on and off duty in the State of Wisconsin. Members wanted to be involved in joint Honor Guard ceremonies with other agencies in Jefferson County.
The role of the Honor Guard unit is to show honor for fallen officers at their funeral and presenting our Nation’s colors at memorial services or other ceremonies.
The City of Jefferson Police Department Honor Guard Unit consists of five members and was made possible by generous donations of several Jefferson businesses and non-profit organizations. The donations covered the majority of costs associated with upfitting members with the uniforms and equipment necessary to perform their duties. We are extremely grateful to these businesses and the community who support us.
Lieutenant Austin Schmidt
Officer Kasey Kress
Officer Nick Cervantes
Officer Cole Gerber
Officer Mikala Wollmuth
Lieutenant Schmidt, Officer Kress
Jefferson City and County Honor Guard Unit

CITY OF JEFFERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT
CIVILIAN POLICE OFFICER RESERVE OFFICER PROGRAM

The City of Jefferson Police Department Civilian Police Officer Reserve Officer Program was developed in 2017 to supplement staffing needs during highs levels of activity, special events, natural disasters, or other events as needed. Civilian Police Reserve Police Officers are non-sworn officers and do not have arrest authority to take enforcement action beyond what is authorized for any citizen under the laws of the State of Wisconsin.

Civilian Police Reserve Police Officers frequently work alongside patrol officers during events such as the many civic events, parades and two annual car shows that occur within the City of Jefferson. The Jefferson Police Civilian Reserve Police Officers have proven to be valuable assets to the City of Jefferson and the Police Department in supplementing our workforce during high volume events.

City of Jefferson Civilian Reserve Police Officer providing traffic control during the Fall 2021 Jefferson Car Show as
well as providing pedestrian crossing during our 2021 annual Gemuetlichkeit Days celebration.

JEFFERSON COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL MOBILE FIELD FORCE

The City of Jefferson Police Department is a member of the Jefferson County Multi-jurisdictional Mobile Field Force Unit. The unit consist of members from the agencies of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Fort Atkinson, Lake Mills, Watertown, Whitewater, UW-Whitewater, Johnson Creek, Waterloo and Palmyra Police Departments.

Currently, the City of Jefferson Police Department has five officers that are part of this unit including two supervisors.
The Mobile Field Force is deployed for dignitary protection as well as crowd control at planned and unplanned events. This unit can be deployed in and out of Jefferson County based upon mutual aid requests when team members are available.

All members have received basic training in crowd control tactics and participate in regular on-going training on a regular basis.

Members of the Jefferson County Multi-jurisdictional Mobile Field Force Unit on deployments in Madison and Kenosha in 2020.
Discrimination Notice: The City of Jefferson does not discriminate on the basis of race, 
color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
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