Welcome to the Sun Prairie Police Department and thank you for your interest in our organization. While we constantly strive to achieve our vision through daily focus on our mission, we need your help. Safe streets and stable neighborhoods are the result of citizens and their police department working together. Information exchange is vital to positive and productive community partnerships. This website aims to provide helpful information about the department's structure, function and services, along with an introduction to our dedicated and talented staff. I hope you find the accompanying pages informative and interesting. Meaningful feedback is equally important to us. Please take the time to share your thoughts and concerns as we set our sights on delivering quality police services while maintaining the community's trust and seeking its support.
Chief Assistant Chief Lieutenant Lieutenant
Patrick Anhalt Scott Faust Brian Teasdale Kevin Konopacki
Residents of Sun Prairie can now receive important, official information directly from the Sun Prairie Police Department via Nixle. Messages will be delivered by e-mail, SMS/text message, and over the world wide web.
Information can be received online and via e-mail. Residents receive messages by phone as part of their text-messaging plan (otherwise standard text message rates apply).
The system is simple to use and provides an easy sign-up process. Register now and learn more at nixle.com.
Nixle’s Community Information Service is built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects city agencies to citizens in real time, delivering information to residents of geographically targeted areas and neighborhoods.
Should you need additional assistance, Nixle provides free citizen support via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Go to: www.wisconsincrimealert.gov
The Multi-Jurisdictional Public Safety Information System (MPSIS) Commission members initiated a Communications Study to examine potential options for emergency dispatch services for Sun Prairie.
This study is available for review.
An Open Letter to Our Community about Gun Safety from Sun Prairie School Board Member and WI DNR Warden John Welke & Sun Prairie Police Chief Patrick Anhalt
Dear Members of the Sun Prairie and Surrounding Communities,
As law enforcement officers, we look at our communities through the lens of how we can ensure the safety of our citizens at all times possible -- in all ways possible. It is with this mindset that the Sun Prairie Police Department and the Sun Prairie Area School District are partnering in a joint effort to educate residents on gun safety in the home and offering free firearm cable locks to gun owners in our community. Following the tragic events in Newtown, CT, the growing number of gun-related suicides in Dane County, and the very real possibility of accidental shootings in homes where children may be playing, we want to ensure gun owners in our community have access to free safety locks. The number one cause of violent death in Dane County is suicide. We lose 50-70 people each year to suicide and many of these deaths could be prevented by the use of gun locks, which create a safer environment by giving people in crisis an opportunity to reflect and not make an impulsive decision.
The Sun Prairie Police Department has free cable locks available for pick up at the following locations:
- City Hall Police Department
- Westside Community Building Police Department
- Sun Prairie Public Library
- School District Office on Bird Street.
If you are a gun owner and do not currently have a safety lock of some sort on your firearm, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to help make your home and our community as safe as it can be. (No ID or additional information is needed for pick up. And, you may pick up multiple locks.)
We hope you will take advantage of this free firearm cable locks program. We appreciate your help in keeping Sun Prairie and our surrounding communities the safest they can be. If you have questions, please contact the Sun Prairie Police Department at 837-7336 or via the Contact Us feature on the Police Department's website. Thank you.
John Welke Patrick Anhalt
Conservation Warden, WI DNR Chief of Police, Sun Prairie Police Department
Vice President, Sun Prairie School Board
For residents of Sun Prairie, LeadsOnline provides a system for maintaining secure records of property you own. You may store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so that your items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss. This record may also come in handy when reporting any loss to your insurance provider.
With just a few clicks, there’s a free and easy way to keep track of those ever-important numbers that will help re-claim your property should it get lost, destroyed, or stolen.
Citizens wanting to participate in Report It can register for the free service at https://reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list. An unlimited number of any and all types of items can be entered into Report It, along with serial numbers, product descriptions, and more. The information is housed on the Report It secure site and is compiled into a handy report that can be printed for insurance purposes or providing information to police in the event items are stolen.
Recently, Sun Prairie Police Chief Patrick Anhalt accepted a donation of 50 slow down yard signs from the Larry Anderson American Family Insurance Agency. American Family’s Larry “Smokey” Anderson and Amy Thompson presented the signs to Chief Anhalt. The signs are available from the Police Department and citizens can stop at 300 E. Main Street Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.
Click It or Ticket - From the Wisconsin DOT, Division of State Patrol, Bureau of Transportation Safety
Date: May 17, 2013
For more information contact: Ryan Cox - 608-825-0965
Sun Prairie Police Dept. to mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from May 20th to June 2nd
Sun Prairie Police Dept. will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annualClick It or Ticke tsafety belt enforcement mobilization from May 20th through June 2nd.
“Our officers will be on the lookout day and night for unbuckled motorists. If you’re not wearing a safety belt, we will stop your vehicle and you will get a ticket,” said Sgt. Ryan Cox. “During the Click It or Ticket mobilization and throughout the year, we stringently enforce Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law to motivate motorists to buckle up every time they drive or ride in a vehicle. Tragically, too many people are needlessly injured or killed because they believed a crash would never happen to them so they did not buckle up.”
In Wisconsin, approximately one out of five motorists does not buckle up, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. More than half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes in 2011 were not wearing safety belts. Last year, there were more than 100,000 convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt.
“Consistent safety belt use is the most effective protection against being ejected from a vehicle during a crash or thrown around violently inside it and possibly hitting another person in the vehicle with massive force,” Sgt. Cox says. “Our officers take safety belt enforcement seriously in an effort to reach the ultimate goal of zero preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin.”