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
Can I park my car on the street overnight?
Per City Ordinance Chapter 11.32.290, you cannot park on a city street between 3:00 am and 6:00 am. This includes holidays and weekends.
You can obtain Overnight Parking Permission by calling (414) 471-8430 prior to 3:00 am.
Overnight Parking Permission is limited to:
- stalled vehicles
- vehicles affected by a construction project which makes off street parking impossible
- fifteen (15) nights per vehicle, per year
During the time of a declared Snow Emergency, you may not park on any street. You will not receive overnight parking permission and the police department will declare all existing parking permissions null and void.
How do I pay a ticket?
Where do I go for Municipal Court, and when is it held?Municipal Court is held at City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave. See the Municipal Court Calendar and schedule.
How do I make an Open Records Request?
The Records Division receives requests Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. Requests may be made by:
- Phone: (414) 471-8430
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: (414) 471-8447
Please note that it may take up to ten (10) business days to receive a response to an open records request.
Does the Wauwatosa Police Department offer fingerprinting services?
Our Police Department provides electronically scanned fingerprint services for background checks for employment or adoption purposes only. Hours for fingerprinting are Tuesday through Thursday, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm by appointment. Printing is done in the police department booking room and there may be instances where you will not be permitted in this room. If so, you may be delayed or have to be rescheduled.
Fee: $15 per card for Wauwatosa residents; $25 per card for non-Wauwatosa residents. To schedule an appointment contact the department at (414) 471-8430. A valid photo ID is required.If your employer requires INK prints, contact the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility at 949 N 9th Street at (414) 226-7085.
If I have a minor car crash, should I still call the police?
It is best to report all crashes to the police, even minor ones. If the damage is over $1,000, or if anyone is injured, a state report must be filed. Even in the case of minor crashes, calling the police allows documentation of driver information for insurance purposes.
If you wait a significant amount of time before reporting your crash to the police, you may be directed to file a self-report through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website: WI DOT Crash Reporting
What should I do with old or expired medications in my home?The Wauwatosa Police Department, in coordination with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District, has undertaken a program to safely, securely, and environmentally collect and dispose of old or expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications. Learn more about the Medicine Collection Program.
How do I find out about registered sex offenders in my community?
In 1997, the State of Wisconsin enacted the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notifiction Law. This law was created to monitor and track people convicted of sex crimes and to provide access to this information for police, victims and the general public.An Internet Web site is maintained by the state Department of Corrections. Visitors to the site can identify offenders with searches by name or ZIP code.
Click here for the website: WI Sex Offender Registry
What should I do if my pet runs away?
You may call the Wauwatosa Police Department's non-emergency phone number, (414) 471-8430, to notify us of a pet you have lost or found. We keep a logbook of missing pets.If you lose or find a pet, also call The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission. Their non-emergency phone number is (414) 649-8640. Their emergency phone number is (414) 274-9275. MADACC is responsible for housing stray pets in the Milwaukee area. They are located at 3839 W. Burnham St. in West Milwaukee. MADACC also has a website, which features photos of pets they are holding. Click here for their website: MADACC
Are Wauwatosa Police officers required to be Wauwatosa residents?No, there is no residency requirement for Wauwatosa Police officers.