The Tomah Police Department provides a
24-hour a day public protection service to the citizens and
community of Tomah. The 2016 total dispatched calls for service was
15,437, which is an increase from the 2015 calls for service of 14,308
calls. These calls include phone
calls/complaints from dispatch, counter complaints, in person
reporting of incidents, community Police contacts, self initiated
contacts and traffic stops. Previously, the Tomah
Police Department handled approximately 15,031 calls for service in
2014, approximately 14,387 calls for service in
2013, about 17,247 calls for
service in 2012, approximately 17,108 calls for
service in 2011, approximately 20,460 calls for service in 2010 and approximately 21,816
calls for service in 2009.
The Department serves about 9,300 residents and patrols approximately 9.0 square miles within the City limits. An average of 3,000 additional people commute to work within the City per day. The City is a main artery for transportation that includes Interstates 90 and 94, US Highway 12, State Highways 16, 21 and 131, County Highways ET, CA and CM. The City has Greyhound bus services, along with an Amtrak train depot and a City owned airport.
The Department is equipped with four marked Ford SUV Police Interceptors, one marked Police Tahoe (K-9 vehicle), one un-marked sport utility vehicle (Supervisor's vehicle), four un-marked squads (Chief's take-home truck, Two Investigator's vehicles and a Training car). The Tomah Police Department also has a Tactical Unit van, MRAP armored vehicle, a marked Nuisance Abatement Vehicle and two mountain bikes. Each patrol vehicle is equipped with a variety of equipment including a shotgun, patrol rifle, water rescue devices, road spikes and radar. Each Officer is also assigned a take-home portable radio.
The Department is staffed by a Chief of Police, two Lieutenants (one in charge of Operations and one in charge of Support Services), five Sergeants who act as shift supervisors, nine Patrol Officers, one School Resource Officer, two Investigators, and a clerical staff of four. The Police Department's Office is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM (except holidays).
The Tomah Police Department moved into their new Police building at the end of 2008. The project began in October 2007 and was completed by October 2008. The new building is a great addition to the City and about triples the Officer workspace of our old station. For more information, check out the building link under the photographs page.