Neighborhood Resource Officer Team

In 2014, with full support from the Mayor and Common Council members, the La Crosse Police Department added four newly created positions – Neighborhood Resource Officers (NROs). These positions were made possible through a Federal Grant and private donations that were provided in this first-ever, unique public-private partnership.  Building upon the successes of the NRO program, two additional officers were assigned as NROs in 2016.

The Neighborhood Resource Officers focus their efforts on community concerns within their assigned neighborhoods - Washburn, Lower Northside Depot, and Downtown. They are the front line of community policing and enforcement efforts, working with the La Crosse citizens, business owners, and students to address the needs of the specific neighborhoods and the great La Crosse community.

Along with fulfilling their regular law enforcement duties as Police Officers, the NROs are able to more closely interact with their neighborhoods by meeting with business leaders and members of local organizations; attending community meetings and events; and visiting with the citizens living in the neighborhoods. The NROs also serve as liaisons between the citizens we serve and the City of La Crosse leaders such as the Mayor, Council Members, and Department Heads.


Contact Information

Jon Wenger
Detective Sergeant
NRO Team Supervisor
Office: (608) 789-7214