The Sheboygan Police Department front desk and lobby will be closed for business on Friday, July 3rd, in observation of the 4th of July holiday. We will be open on Saturday, July 4th from 9am to 1pm.
While Sheboygan’s official Independence Day activities have been canceled, the Sheboygan Police Department wishes to remind residents that there are several ordinances that may impact how they choose to celebrate the 4th this year.
First, due to the cancellation, there will be no fires allowed on city beaches outside of the permanent fire rings. As in past years, excavations such as pits or trenches are prohibited on the beach as well.
Possession and consumption of alcohol is also not allowed on any city beach, and without the festival events at Deland Park there will be no alcohol allowed in the grass area to the south of the pier walkway this year. Alcohol is allowed in Cleveland Park, End Park, Evergreen Park, King Park (excluding the beach), Kiwanis Park, Lakeview Park and Veterans’ Park. Glass containers also remain prohibited in all city parks, including all beach areas.
Pets are not allowed on city beaches except for the beach at Lakeview Park. Pets may also be on the recreational trail along the lakefront provided they are on a leash. Leashed pets are also allowed at Lakeview Park, North Point Park (north of the northernmost jetty), the North Point Overlook, and Area 8 of Kiwanis Park.
Finally, fireworks pose a significant risk of fire and injury and are prohibited from possessing or discharging within the City of Sheboygan. This includes anything designed to explode or emit sparks, including sparklers. While many people may wish to replace the official fireworks with their own display, officers will be investigating and strictly enforcing violations of the fireworks ordinance.
With these reminders, we hope to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Independence Day celebration.
By order of the Chief of Police and the Mayor of Sheboygan, the City of Sheboygan will suspend enforcement of alternate side winter parking rules and streets posted “No Parking December 1st through April 30th” effective Saturday, March 28, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 circumstances. Please continue to follow parking rules through Friday, March 27, 2020 to allow for DPW’s street sweeping operations.
For more information, please see https://www.sheboyganwi.gov/alternate-side-parking-suspended-2020-03-28/.
In an effort to keep our employees and the public safe during the ongoing health emergency, the Sheboygan Police Department lobby will be closed until further notice. During this time we will be making every effort to provide continued service to the public. If you need to speak to an officer, please call the Dispatch Center at (920) 459-3333 (option 1). For emergencies, call 911.
If you need to pay a parking ticket, or an animal license, you may either use the drop box in the vestibule (which is still open) or call (920) 459-3342 to pay by credit card. You may also use the drop box to submit payment to Municipal Court.
In advance we want to thank everyone for pulling together as we get through this emergency.
We regret to announce that the 2020 Citizen Academy has been cancelled, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.
We will be looking forward to the 2021 Citizen Academy next spring. For those interested, please be on the lookout for more information at that time.
We are pleased to announce the release of our 2019 Annual Report. The report documents the department’s challenges, accomplishments, and key activities.
Last year, the department continued to focus on crime and accident reduction. We finished 2019 with a 5% reduction in crashes. We also had 911 Part 1 Crimes, a 55% reduction from the 2,006 Part 1 Crimes reported in 2009.
To review the report, please click on the link above.
The Sheboygan Police Department will be hosting its 25th Annual Citizen Academy starting on March 17, 2020 and concluding on May 26, 2020. The Citizens Academy will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and is an 11 week course.
The Citizen Academy is designed to be interactive through lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises. The purpose of the academy is to provide stakeholders of the City of Sheboygan an understanding of the police department and its functions and to enhance relationships between the community and police department. Participants will be exposed to many areas of police work ranging from the hiring process, current department initiatives, police investigations, use of force, and the legal system.
Please visit our Citizen Academy page for more information, including instructions on how to apply.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have no felony convictions. Background checks will be conducted on all applicants. The application deadline is February 28, 2020.
For questions or concerns, contact Sergeant Andy Kundinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-459-3352.
UPDATE: The Milwaukee Bomb Squad assessed the package and determined it is not dangerous. The roads have been reopened. Thank you for your cooperation!
On 01/21/2020, at about 8:51 am, the Sheboygan Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious package left outside the Social Security Administration building, 1137 N. 26th St.
The package is suspicious in nature and placement. As a precautionary measure, a safety perimeter was established around the building, and the City of Milwaukee bomb squad was requested to assist with the identification and/or removal of the package.
At this time, roads surrounding the west side of 1137 N. 26th St. have been closed. The closure includes Wilgus Ave between 25th St and 27th St., and N. 26th St. between Wilgus Ave. and Superior Ave.
The Sheboygan Police Department will provide updates as they become available.
The Sheboygan Police Department is teaming with local restaurants to host “Coffee with a Cop”. The program has been utilized nationally and has teamed area restaurants with their local law enforcement agencies with the overall goal of opening communication and building relationships with community members.
The premise of the program is to provide the opportunity for community members to meet with local law enforcement in an informal space to discuss community issues and get to know officers in their neighborhood while enjoying a free cup of coffee. “Coffee with a Cop” provides an opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Sheboygan Police Department’s efforts within the community.
We will be meeting this month on Wednesday, December 11th at Union Cup, 1201 Union Ave, from 8:00am to 9:30am. We hope to see you there!
2020 Animal Licenses will be available on December 2nd at the Sheboygan Police Department. Every dog, cat, and miniature potbellied pig kept in the City of Sheboygan must have an annual license. The licenses are valid from January 1st through December 31st of each year.
For more information, please visit http://sheboyganpolice.com/community/pet-license-information/.