Letter to the Community



I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Minocqua Police Department website. Whether you are a resident, business or interested law enforcement candidate, we hope you will find the information on our website helpful.  The men and women of this department are ready to assist you at any time, providing high quality police service to the community.  Please visit often as we will be updating this site on a regular basis.

The employees of the Minocqua Police Department are committed to providing the highest possible level of police service to our community. 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."

We accomplish this mission by departing from a traditional incident-driven approach to policing and implementing a results-oriented systemic approach to the many problems that allow crime and disorder to exist and to grow.  To this end, we have embraced a philosophy of policing known as Problem-Oriented Policing.  Problem-Oriented Policing is an interactive process between police officers who work for the Minocqua Police Department and the citizens who either reside, visit or work in the Town of Minocqua, to mutually develop ways to identify problems and concerns and then respond to these problems utilizing a wide range of methods and resources available from the police department, other government entities, or the community itself.  Our overall goal is to create a cooperative relationship between the police and residents to identify problems that impact the quality of life, to devise strategies to address those problems, and to work together to solve them.

I am extremely proud of the men and women that I have the pleasure to work with at the Minocqua Police Department. We select, retain, and recognize only the best employees. Every one of us strives to provide an incomparable level of service. It is our daily challenge to provide a level of service that meets your needs. Please do not hesitate to let us know when we have met this challenge or where we may have fallen short in your eyes.  I am committed to accountability at all levels, respect and honest communication with the community, and a desire to work with members of the public to enhance the quality of life that makes the Town of Minocqua such a unique place to reside, visit and work.

I hope you find this web site both informative and helpful. If you still have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any one of the many emails or the phone number listed.


David J. Jaeger

Chief of Police