TOMAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
"Serving the Community"

OFFICE: 608-374-7400
EMERGENCY: DIAL 911


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NOW HIRING!

January 14, 2016:
The Tomah Police Department is currently hiring! If you know someone looking for a career in Law Enforcement, please share this with them. More information can be obtained at our Employment Page on our website or by clicking HERE!



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Check out our "Elf Yourself Video" Here!

"Move Over" For Stopped Emergency Vehicles !

Vehicles moving over in response to a law enforcement vehicle working along side the highway.
Move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles

Drivers must provide a safety zone for stopped law enforcement, emergency and maintenance vehicles

To help safeguard law enforcement officers, emergency responders, road maintenance workers, and others who work on the side of highways, Wisconsin has a "Move Over Law."

"State law. Move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles" sign

The law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing.


Drivers have two options for creating a safety zone:

  • If the road has more than one directional lane, like the Interstate, and you can switch lanes safely, you must move over to vacate the lane closest to the law enforcement or other vehicle with its lights flashing.
  • If the road has a single directional lane or you can't safely move over, you must reduce your speed.

Failure of motorists to move over is one of the reasons that motor vehicle crashes kill more law enforcement officers on duty than any other cause.

WI DOT WEBSITE - MOVE OVER



BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2015 to APRIL 1, 2016

Night restricted parking.  After the hour of 2:00 a.m. and before 6:00 a.m., motor vehicles or any other type of vehicle shall be parked on even-numbered calendar dates on the side of the street where the dwellings are even-numbered and on days having odd-numbered calendar dates on the side of the street having odd-numbered dwellings. This provision shall be effective between November 1 and April 1 following each year. The effective calendar date shall be determined as of the date at 2:00 a.m. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all streets in the city except as otherwise specified herein.

Please contact the Tomah Police Department at 608-374-7400 if you have any questions.



AUGUST 2014: National Night Out 2014 was a success! Check out the photos on our Facebook Page here - Tomah PD


11-10-12: Just a reminder of the new speed limit change on North Superior Avenue. The speed limit is 30MPH from Larkin Street to the Railroad tracks. Speed citations may result if you are stopped by Police. CLICK HERE FOR THE TOMAH JOURNAL ARTICLE


03-13-12: The Tomah Police Department has recently joined the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network. Information from law enforcement will come right to your email, cell phone text, or fax machine, in real time when you need it most. The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network is used for: Crime Prevention, Finding Stolen Property, Identifying Suspects, Locating Missing Persons, Notifying public about Police Action. All Alerts are TIMELY, RELEVANT, and ACTIONABLE for the recipient. If you are interested in joining, or for more information, please visit the link below for more details.

http://www.wisconsincrimealert.gov/businesspublic.html


Quick Links

WISCONSIN'S NEW CCW LAW / Questions & Answers

PERSONAL FIREARMS RECORD FORM


Suspicious Activity / Ordinance Violations

CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ORDINANCE VIOLATION HERE

CLICK HERE TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN TOMAH


TOMAH DRUG TIP LINE: (608) 374-7510
The Tomah Police Department has created a "Drug Tip Line" as a means for citizens to provide information anonymously regarding the possession or sale of illegal drugs in or around the City of Tomah. Anyone with information is to call the number provided an leave a detailed voicemail. The voicemail will be maintained by the Tomah Police Department Investigator, who will be conducting an appropriate investigation into the matter.

 

TOMAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
805 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI  54660

Phone: (608) 374-7400
Fax: (608) 374-7413
EMERGENCY: DIAL 911

E-Mail: tomahpd@tomahpolice.com