City of Washburn Police Department
The mission of the Washburn Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Washburn, by working with the community to enforce the law, preserve the peace, reduce the fear of crime and provide for a safe environment.
The primary function of the police department is to maintain safety, peace, and order in the community through detection and apprehension of criminals, and to assure compliance with state laws and city ordinances by educating the public.
Emergencies: Dial 911
24 hour dispatcher: (715) 373-6120
Non-Emergency: (715) 373-6164
Fax: (715) 373-6148
Mailing Address: PO Box 638, Washburn, WI 54891
Office Location: 119 Washington Avenue, Washburn WI
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
Joshua Fleig | Patrol Officer
Phone: (715) 373-6164 ext. 205
Winter Parking Regulations: The Washburn Police Department would like to remind you that odd/even parking is in effect from November 1–April 1. During these dates you must park on the odd side of the street on odd dates and the even side on even dates. This is in effect 24 hours a day and begins at midnight. A grace period from 8:00 PM to midnight will be allowed for you to move your vehicle to the correct side prior to midnight. Citations will not be issued during the grace period, except during snow emergencies.
Curfew for minors age 13 and under is 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult person having care and custody of said minor.
Curfew for minors age 14-17 is 11:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult person having care and custody of said minor.
CITY OF WASHBURN WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS
November 1 through April 1
Bayfield Street/HWY 13: No parking on either side of street 2:00 AM-7:00 AM daily. All other streets: 24 hour odd/even calendar day parking. Parking is only permitted on the even address side of street or avenue on even calendar days. Parking is only permitted on the odd side of the street or avenue on odd calendar days.
SNOWMOBILE & ATV LAWS AND INFORMATION
Speed Limit: 10mph within city limits.
Hours of Operation: No operation between the hours of 2:00 AM-6:00 AM except when returning home via the most direct routes.
Routes: Maps of designated snowmobile and ATV routes within the city limits are available at the Washburn Police Department. Operation of snowmobiles and ATV's on city sidewalks, or the median area between sidewalks and the road edge is prohibited. Operation of snowmobiles in any city park is prohibited.
Equipment: Any muffler other than the type originally provided by the manufacturer is illegal for use in the City of Washburn. Snowmobiles and ATV's must display a working headlight and tail light at all times.
Misc. Regulations: Snowmobiles and ATV's must yield to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Must operate on the extreme right of the roadway. Persons under the age of 18 must wear a helmet. Persons under the age of 18 may not carry passengers.
Must be 16 or older to operate an ATV, and possess a valid ATV safety certificate, or be accompanied by an adult.
WASHBURN PD CRIME STOPPERS
If you have information regarding a crime which has taken place in the City of Washburn, or in Bayfield County, you have the opportunity to contact the police department anonymously and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Contact Police Chief Ken Johnson at (715) 373-6164, ext. 106 or
email: k.johnson -at- washburnpd -dot- com
Contact the Bayfield County Sheriffs Department at (715) 373-6300, Thursday-Friday Only, 8:00 AM-4:00 pm.
Bicycle registration is provided as a free service. Registering your bicycle is a theft deterrent and will assist us in returning your bicycle to you if it is found. Registrations are made by appointment only by calling the police department.
DARE JUVENILE OFFICER
D.A.R.E. is universally viewed as an internationally recognized
model of community policing. The United States Department of Justice has identified how D.A.R.E. benefits local communities:
D.A.R.E. "humanizes" the police: that is, young people can begin to relate to officers as people.
D.A.R.E. permits students to see officers in a helping role, not just an enforcement role.
D.A.R.E. opens lines of communication between law enforcement and youth.
D.A.R.E. officers can serve as conduits to provide information beyond drug-related topics.
D.A.R.E. opens dialogue between the school, police, and parents to deal with other issues.
CITIZEN RIDE-ALONG PROGRAM
The Washburn Police Department encourages citizens to ride along with officers so that you may better understand the role of law enforcement in our community. For more information contact:
Police Chief Ken Johnson at (715) 373-6164, ext. 106 or
email: k.johnson -at- washburnpd -dot- com
The police department provides a vehicle lock-out service mainly on an emergency basis, such as if a child or animal is locked in a vehicle. All other non-emergency lock-outs will be considered if time permits and if an officer determines the vehicle can be entered without causing damage.
If you are leaving town for any reason, you can complete a vacation watch form. Officers will check on your residence and notify you or someone you designate if a problem is found. Forms can be completed at the police department.
OFFICER COMPLAINT PROCESS
Formal Complaints: Complaints of officer misconduct is to be directed to the chief of police in writing, and signed by the complainant. The outcome of the investigation will be reported to the complainant and the officer in question. Complaints regarding the chief of police or the department as a whole should be directed to the mayor, or the city administrator.
Informal Complaints: Informal complaints may be made either in person, or anonymously to the chief of police. All informal complaints will be documented and investigated by the chief of police, and the findings will be reported to the complainant and the officer in question.
US Department of Homeland Security
Sex Offender Registry
Information regarding sexual offenders in your area.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
Public access to court records.
Wisconsin "No Call List"
Add your telephone number to the no call list.
Another informative website on sexual offenders.
Wisconsin Homeland Security
Website serves as a comprehensive source of information on
homeland security issues.
The nations law enforcement site.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
America's missing children.
The Washburn Police Department will trade patches with other officers/departments.
Contact Police Chief Ken Johnson at (715) 373-6164, ext. 106 or email: k.johnson -at- washburnpd -dot- com.