Community Policing Unit

Community Policing Unit

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Waukesha Police Department Received 2003 Sir Robert Peel Award

What is the Community Policing?

Community Policing is an organization-wide philosophy and management approach that promotes community, government and police partnerships; proactive problem solving; and community engagement to address the causes of crime, fear of crime and other community issues.

Officers assigned to the Community Policing Unit are:

  • Police Day Shift 7am - 3 pm:

Specialist Greg Kermendy

Specialist Ryan Edwards

  • Police Afternoon Shift 3pm - 11pm:

Specialist Jan Corrigan

Specialist David Neill

  • Criminal Investigation Division, 3pm - 11pm:

Specialist Nick Hendriksen

Specialist Ian Dekarske

Community Policing Officers' provide citizens a better opportunity to voice concerns, and promotes creativity of the officers. It allows officers to work with residents and community workers to find new solutions to old problems.

Some Questions and Answers

Q: Does Community Policing replace standard police work?

A: No. Officers in patrol will continue to respond quickly to calls for assistance, when necessary.

Q: Is Community Policing "soft" on crime?

A: Officers uphold the law just as before, but community policing enables officers to better prevent crime and address other problems before they get out of hand

Q: Do officers receive special training?

A: Yes. Community police officers are trained in areas such as problem solving, violence prevention, handling complaints and group leadership.

 

If you have any questions or would like to contact the Community Policing Unit please call:

262-524-3944

or write to:

Community Policing Unit

1901 Delafield St.

Waukesha, WI 53188