HERE HE IS!
Please welcome the newest member
of the Menasha Police Department,
Athos. Athos was born and trained in
the Czech Republic and came to us via
Colorado. He has been in Wisconsin
for the past couple of weeks and is
now living with his handler, Officer Matt
Spiegel. We are hoping to have him
working the streets by early spring. We
are fortunate to work for such an involved
and caring community. In additon, we are
surrounded by similar communities on all
sides and that is a great place to be. Thank
you for all of your support and stay tuned
for updated info on Athos and his new career here at MPD!
Online Crime Mapping
Click on the link above and enter Menasha in the location box
How many calls do officers go on? What types of things are happening in Menasha? Where are they happening? These questions are often asked of our officers and supervisors by inquisitive citizens who want to be in the know. RaidsOnline provides an online mapping service for departments to post calls for service and other police activities.
There are several ways departments can upload information to this service. We had to make a choice of either providing only the calls for service where a report is made or including all calls for service regardless of the report status. It was determined that in order to truly answer the questions above, and provide our citizens with the most information we could, we decided to list them all.
There are some advantages and disadvantages to this approach. The biggest advantage is it provides a true glimpse of what your police department is involved in. A big disadvantage is that the map looks cluttered compared to surrounding cities. Fortunately, RaidsOnline makes this an easy situation to remedy. Using the drop-down menu on the left side of the page, a user can select what types of crimes/incidents they wish to see as well as set the date range to look at. It is an easy way see what you are looking for and answer the above questions.
TRAFFIC CONCERNS ??
In our ongoing attempt to improve services to our citizens, the Menasha Police Department is launching a new Community Traffic Safety Program.
Traffic concerns are an issue in nearly every neighborhood at one time or another. In the past the department would receive complaints, have officers do added patrol in that area and after a while they would move on to a different trouble spot. There was little or no follow-up with the original caller. That is all about to change.
The department has established a dedicated phone number and e-mail for citizens with traffic concerns to report to. There is an officer assigned to address these concerns and also make contact with the original caller to update them on what was done.
The number to call and leave a message at is
920-967-3575. An email can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the program can be directed to Chief Styka or Officer Picard at 920-967-3500.