What's Happening Around the PD?!
Hello everyone, after two months in the position, I want to thank everyone for the positive reception and well wishes. We are moving along here, in the process of finalizing a new officer candidate. I hope to be introducing the new officer in the next couple of weeks.
Fourth of July went well and I wish to thank the residents on the east side of town who graciously went along with the program for the parade line up in their neighborhoods. The Eagle River 4th of July parade is a huge undertaking and takes a lot of organizational skill by the Chamber. Next year though we will have people posted at the ends of the streets at Capich and Eighth and Seventh and the one way traffic flow will have no exceptions. This is for safety of residents and parade participants. Please be prepared for the three hour contraflow in your neighborhood. Notices were handed out by officers last year and this year directly to homeowners so everyone was noticed as far as we were able to tell. Signs were put out clearly showing direction of the flow. There is absolutely no reason to not adhere to the three hour contraflow.
Also, if you haven't noticed, tourist influx seems even higher this year than in years past. Lines in the stores are longer, parking lots fuller. Patience is needed and driving a little more courteously will prevent traffic collisions.
Remember, do not leave dogs in your vehicle while shopping or visiting area attractions. We receive many complaints during the warm or hot months about dogs in vehicles. There are serious consequences to this if your dog is found to be in distress. Unless you can take Fido with you to the places your visiting, the best place is at home during the hot, dog days of summer.
If you have an idea or complaint, please feel free to contact us on our business line Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., and we will see how we can help.
Thanks for a great Summer so far, Chris Dobbs
First of all, long time department member, Christine Dobbs, has been selected as the Eagle River Chief of Police and has already assumed her new duties. She replaces Mark Vander Bloomen who has recently retired. We wish Mark and Kara well in their future endeavors.
We are holding an informational meeting at 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Eagle River City Hall. This is partnered with Vilas County Health Department and the Vilas County Sheriff's Department. This meeting will be about what drugs trends are current in our communities.
We are holding a Concealed Carry course at 8:00 a.m., on May 18, 2019 at the Eagle River City Hall. Pre-registration is required. Registrations forms are available at the department. Contact (715)479-1941 for more information.
We will be hiring a new full time officer in the near future. Check back for application dates and deadlines.
Projects ahead include festival planning for traffic flow, influx of traffic from our returning residents and area visitors. Our goal is to make our community roads as safe as they can be for our motoring public and pedestrians. Please drive slowly in the downtown area, watching out for pedestrians, kids on bicycles and many other hazards out there. Lock vehicles when unattended.
Do not leave dogs in your vehicle while shopping or visiting area attractions. We receive many complaints during the warm or hot months about dogs in vehicles. There are serious consequences to this if your dog is found to be in distress. Unless you can take Fido with you to the places your visiting, the best place is at home during the hot, dog days of summer.