Investigative Services Bureau

The Investigative Services Bureau (ISB) is primarily responsible for the investigation of all criminal cases within the City of La Crosse. The ISB has a staff of twelve members assigned to one of three different areas: white-collar and general investigations; narcotic/vice investigations; and sensitive crimes including domestic violence, juveniles, sex crimes, and elderly victims’ incidents. Even though there are areas of expertise, all Investigative Bureau members are training in a variety of disciplines, capable of performing a wide variety of specialized tasks outside their regular assignments. This provides greater flexibility in their work assignments when the need arises.

ISB personnel not only provide expertise in crime investigations, they initiate investigations, develop sources of information, and serve as liaisons to other organizations within the community. The ISB staff also provides educational and instruction training presentations at Western Technical College, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, Winona State University, both local hospitals, a variety of neighborhood groups, both downtown business associations, and the area public schools at all levels.

Investigative Service Bureau members serve on a variety of local, state, and national committees including the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Child Advocacy Center, Drug Endangered Children Task Force, La Crosse County Drug Court, Violence Against Women Association, New Horizons, Wisconsin Association for Identification, Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators, National Association of Gang Investigators, Outlaw Motorcycles Gang Investigators, and Domestic Abuse Reduction Team (D.A.R.T.).

Recently, with the formation of unique public-private partnerships, the La Crosse Police Department created a Neighborhood Resource Officer Team, which is overseen by the Investigative Services Bureau.

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Contact Information

Main Line: (608) 789-7256