Professional Standards/Community Services Bureau

The Professional Standards/Community Services Bureau (PS/CSB) is primarily responsible for community crime prevention through community-oriented policing and education. Some of the major community programs that fall under the responsibility of the PS/CSB include the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.), and the Adult School Crossing Guards Program.

The Professional Standards/Community Services Bureau is also involved in the community through the administration of Neighborhood Watch, National Night Out, La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers hotlines, as well as the annual department-hosted Citizens' Police Academy.

Members of the PS/CSB also serve as Police Information Officers (PIOs), fielding all media-related calls, emails, and inquiries, as well as assisting with interviews, tours, and other public information gatherings.

Additional department-specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruitment and retention, internal investigations, accreditation, policy review and development, administration of the internship program, as well as the oversight of over $500,000 each year in federal and state grant funding.

PS/CSB Top Links

Contact Information

Main Line: (608) 789-7240

Jason Melby
Captain of Police
Office: (608) 789-7207