Police Frequently Asked Questions
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) are committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with these agencies in order to receive notifications of a criminal alien’s release.
Please visit http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification/ for further details.
If you are a City resident and own a bicycle with a wheel diameter 20" or more, you are required to register the bike with the Police Department for a small fee.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection provide a Landlord Tenant Guide which shares factual information to help both the landlord and tenant. They also provide information about tenants' rights.
Chapter 704 of the WI State Statutes will provide additional assistance.
Your attorney can further assist with any non-criminal matter.
The Police Department does not provide a taxi service.
The Washington County Shared Ride Taxi Service can be contacted at 1-888-285-TAXI (8294) or 262-338-2908.
Visit http://www.ridewcce.com for more details on available services and schedule times.
The City of West Bend Shared Ride Taxi Service can be contacted at 262-335-3096.
Visit http://www.ci.west-bend.wi.us/Taxi/ for more details on services and schedules times.
Snowmobiles or ATV's are not permitted to be operated on city streets, sidewalks or any public property, nor to be operated on private property unless permission has been given by that property owner.
Yes, fingerprinting is available Monday through Saturday, 8AM-4PM, when personnel are available. There is a $20.00 fee and you must have a valid picture ID.
All requests for Police services are assigned to priority based on the seriousness of the incident and the potential for injury or damage to property. At times, calls of less urgent nature must be delayed so that we can respond immediately to emergencies.
Dispatchers are trained to try and get as much information as possible to best determine the nature of the problem and its seriousness. On emergency calls, the dispatcher has already sent the information to the officer while asking additional questions.
No, as of January 1, 2004, the Police Department no longer offers this service.
The Police Department will start a junked or abandoned vehicle complaint and attempt to contact the vehicle owner by mail. If, after a resonable period of time, the owner has not removed the vehicle it will be towed from your property and impounded at the City impound lot.
An application may be obtained from the City HR Department at City Hall. Applications are only accepted when an eligibility list is being established. Testing for an eligibility list is advertised in area newspapers. Contact the HR Department at (262)335-5114 for more informatuion to find out what openings are available.
The West Bend Police Department does not have a jail. You need to contact the Washington County Jail directly at (262)335-4427.