If you are going to be out of town for several days, you can let us know by filling out our online house check form.
You can also pick the paper form up and fill it out at the Police Department or you can click here
to download the PDF version of the form. The form allows officers to know which homes are vacant and they can then give extra patrol attention to that home's area. The form also asks for emergency contact information in case the Police Department needed to contact you about an emergency with your home.
Remember to also let a neighbor know when you will be gone. It is also a good idea to have the Post Office stop your mail.
Sauk Prairie Safe Community Coalition
The Safe Community Coalition is an organization which promotes traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian safety, as well as other safety issues in the Sauk Prairie area. The Coalition has a part time coordinator. Participants in the coalition include, Police, Fire, Ambulance, Hosptial, and Village Administration.
The Safe Community Coalition, with the Sauk Prairie Police, puts on a Bike Safety Rodeo and a National Night Out event each year. They also educate the public on safety issues with bicycles, pedestrians, and child safety seats.
For more information on the Safe Community Coalition, you can email Chief Strunz.
Click it or Ticket
The Sauk Prairie Police Department is a participant in the Click it or Ticket program. There is no doubt that seat belts save lives. Driver's can receive a seatbelt citation if not wearing a seatbelt when stopped by an officer for a traffic violation. Make sure small children are in a properly installed child safety seat. Please buckle up.
"America's hope for the future lies in the youth of today."
This philosophy led the Sauk Prairie Police Department to form the Sauk Prairie Police Explorers for career-oriented young adults aged 14 through 20. Members are referred to as "Explorer" and, the explorer program is a co-educational, young-adult program developed and supervised by Police Officers. This provides an opportunity for young adults to explore a law enforcement career.
This successful program is designed to educate and involve young men and women in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement functions whether they enter the law enforcement field or not.
As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to assist the Sauk Prairie Police Department. Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their community's police service. In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, the participants have the opportunity to give back to their community. Although the Sauk Prairie Police Explorers are law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.
If you are interested in joining or want more information, you can email Lt. Travis Hilliard
Child Safety Seat Inspections
The Sauk Prairie Police Department has three certified child restraint seat technicians. Lt. Hilliard, Officer Matthew Alt, and Officer William Richards are certified through AAA to inspect child restraint seats for recalls, fit, and safe use. All three members completed a 32 hour course to become certified child restraint seat technicians.
The most common problems found by technicians are: tightness in the vehicle seat, age of the seat, fit of the seat with the child in it, and recalls found by the technicians. For questions or to schedule a car seat inspection you can contact Lt. Hilliard, Officer Alt, or Officer Richards at (608) 643-2427, or e-mail Lt. Travis Hilliard