In 2013, 105 police officers were killed in the line of duty throughout the United States. Please join us as we host a candlelight vigil to honor the sacrifice and service of these officers. There will be an Honor Guard presentation from the City of Menasha, Town of Menasha, City of Neenah, and Winnebago County Sheriff's Department. Area law enforcement officers, their families, and the general public are encouraged to attend. A reception for the law enforcement officers and families will follow.
This is a first time event and we hope to continue it annually in remembrance of those who make the ultimate sacrifice. Please join us on May 13th at the Smith Park Flower Garden in Menasha. The event starts at 7:30 PM.
RaidsOnline Crime Mapping Discontinued
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 email@example.com.
Questions about the program can be directed to Chief Styka or Officer Picard at 920-967-3500.