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Contact the non-emergency police number at 608-785-5962 and request to speak with the shift commander who will process your complaint.
Submit a letter of complaint directly to the Chief of Police:
Attn: Chief of Police La Crosse Police Department 400 La Crosse StreetLa Crosse, WI 54601
Complaints can also be filed directly with the City of La Crosse Police and Fire Commission.
Attn: Police & Fire CommissionHuman Resources 400 La Crosse StreetLa Crosse, WI 54601
Formal Complaint forms can be obtained in person at the La Crosse Police Department, 400 La Crosse St. La Crosse, WI or can be mailed at your request. It is not necessary in most cases to complete a formal complaint form to file a complaint. Complaints will be accepted in person, over the phone or in writing.
The Department is required by State Law to inform complainants that "whoever knowingly makes a false complaint regarding the conduct of a law enforcement officer is subject to a Class A forfeiture" Wisconsin State Statute 946.66(2).
AGES 12, 13 & 14SEPTEMBER 1 thru MAY 31 Sunday thru Thursday: 10:00p.m. - 5:00a.m. Friday and Saturday: 11:00p.m. - 5:00a.m. JUNE 1 thru AUGUST 31 Sunday thru Saturday: 11:00p.m. - 5:00a.m.
AGE 12 and UNDERALL DAYS, ALL YEAR 10:00p.m. - 5:00a.m.
First Sunday in April: advance one hour Last Sunday in October: set back one hour
In an effort to meet increasing demands for service with decreasing resources, the La Crosse Police Department findsit necessary to transition from having its Lobby or Front Desk open 24/7/365 to a practice of closing this area for selecttimes. The new hours for the Sixth Street entrance will have the front desk ClosedMonday through Friday 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.All Saturdays and SundaysAll HolidaysOr as necessaryThere will be signs posted at the entrance of the police department displaying the hours of operation and what acitizen needs to do if service is necessary
Mail to: La Crosse Police Department Attn: Community Services Bureau 400 La Crosse StreetLa Crosse, WI 54603