Community Policing

The mission of the Minocqua Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the community through our service to the public, protection of persons and property, impartial enforcement of the law, and partnership with the community.

Known as the father of modern policing, Sir Robert Peel, developed standards which defined the ethical requirements police officers must follow to be effective.  In 1829, Sir Robert Peel presented these standards known as the “Peelian Principals” while referring to policing in a democracy and stated:

Sir Robert Peel

“The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attentions to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

~Sir Robert Peel

In the document, “The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Final Report”, it defines the police responsibility as:

“Community policing emphasizes working with neighborhood residents to coproduce public safety.  Law enforcement agencies should, therefore, work with community residents to identify problems and collaborate on implementing solutions that produce meaningful results for the community.”

~The President’s Task Force Final Report

One of the goals of the Minocqua Police Department is to reduce the opportunities for the commission of some crimes through preventive patrol and other measures.  Our department accomplishes this by interacting with the community to generate mutual understanding so that there may be public support for crime prevention.  Community involvement is essential to facilitate a free flow of information between the public and the Department to assist in the identification of problem areas and to inform the public of crime statistics and trends.

A service provided by the Minocqua Police Department includes on-site analysis of the following types of locations:

  • Private residences
  • Multi-family residences
  • Businesses
  • Retail
  • Schools

The on-site analysis is a process to determine the foreseeability of crime and the sufficiency of the current physical security in order to curtail or curb the opportunity for crime.

If you are interested in an on-site analysis, please contact the Minocqua Police Department – Chief David Jaeger, Lieutenant Jason Benbenek or Detective Sergeant Dave Geiss.

Thank you for supporting the Minocqua Police Department!