Field Services Bureau
The Field Services Bureau (FSB) of the La Crosse Police department is composed of uniformed police officers and supervisors who are dedicated to serving the community with excellence and professionalism. The primary mission is the protection of life and liberty, order maintenance, and the personal security of our citizens and their property. The FSB is committed to consistent enforcement, community policing, and building partnerships with the community.
The Field Services Bureau personnel are among the best training officers in the State of Wisconsin, with many bureau officers providing training to other officers throughout the state. Many of the bureau officers have attended Federal Homeland Security Training and State Emergency Management Training. The officers continually demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism under difficult circumstances as they serve the community under the department’s mission statement.
The FSB consists of three shifts, each commanded by a Shift Lieutenant supported by Sergeants who directly supervise all activities while officers are on patrol. These shifts are supported by a 4th shift of patrol officers assisting with peak calls for service during the evening and early morning hours. Officers conduct day-to-day, street-level operations such as responding to emergencies, alarms, reports of criminal activity, calls for service, and traffic crashes. The services provided include traffic enforcement, accident investigation, criminal investigation, special event public safety, dignitary escort and protection, and handling service-oriented calls with the public. Members of the Field Services Bureau can be seen patrolling in a squad car, on a bicycle, or on foot.
Along with these primary duties, the Field Services Bureau also oversees specialty units such as the K-9 Unit, Emergency Response Team, Bicycle Patrol, Water Patrol, Honor Guard, and the Police Reserve Program. Members of the FSB also work closely with the La Crosse Area Law Enforcement Chaplaincy.
FSB Top Links
Main Line: (608) 789-7238
Captain of Police
Office: (608) 789-72054