The Menasha Police Department has embraced the use of social media to be transparent and form a connection to our community. The results of our efforts have been phenomenal and the involvement of our citizens has been a huge asset to our mission to keep our citizens safe. If you have not done so already, please visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter as these are used regularly to put out important information. Nixle is another great (and free) service that we hope to be utilizing even more in the future. Our Nixle posts can be received via text or email (or both). We will provide information regarding traffic issues, road closures, police activity, etc... You can sign up by clicking on the image below.
The 2014 Annual Report has been completed and is linked below for your review. This is the first annual report completed since the mid 1990's. The intent is to give an overview of events and happenings within the police department over the last year as well as provide a glimpse into the crime statistics in Menasha. Thank you for taking the time to look at the snapshot of law enforcement in Menasha for 2013.
RaidsOnline Crime Mapping
We regrettably have discontinued utilizing RaidsOnline as our crime mapping utility. We are exploring other options. There were many technical issues that we faced in making sure the current calls were being displayed.
Furthermore, other surrounding agencies which utilize RaidsOnline were only submitting limited data to the mapping site while we submitted every call for service. This variance in reporting resulted in a map which presented a very skewed view of actual crime in Menasha and the surrounding communities. We are currently working with other agencies on potential crime analysis software and hope to find a unified way to share and analyze crime information.
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.