From Chief Weber
Thanks for visiting! We hope to provide you with information and answers to questions that you may have regarding the services we provide.
The Wauwatosa Police Department consists of 92 sworn officers and 40 full and part time support staff dedicated to providing a safe community for people who live, work, or travel through our city.
Our world is ever-changing. Keeping up with the information and technology is a challenge for all citizens today. The same holds true for members of the Police Department. Continually expanding the information we use and retrieving from various applications enables us to process information that will assist in providing a more efficient service.
I hope that the information contained on our website is helpful to you. Should you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us at (414) 471-8430. We look forward to hearing from you. Your comments, suggestions, and advice are important to us.
Thank you for visiting the Wauwatosa Police Department.
Barry M. Weber
Chief of Police
Police Department Links
Are there always officers on patrol?Yes. The Wauwatosa Police Department patrols 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
How do I apply for a block party permit?For information on Special Events, including Block Parties, please see our Special Event Information page.
What is a false alarm and why is there a penalty?A false alarm is when a signal from an alarm system triggered a response by the Police Department, and upon investigation, it was determined that an emergency situation did not exist.
False alarms result in a response by public safety personnel, involve unnecessary expense to the city, increase the risk of injury to persons or damage to property, and dilute the overall public safety protection to the city. Per City Ordinance 7.08.005, persons connected to an alarm system shall pay to the city a charge for false alarms responded to by the police department.
Note: Alarm fees not paid by November 15th will be placed on the property tax bill.
For more information, click here: False Alarm Prevention and Fees