Belleville Citizens Complete Police Citizens Academy
Ross Hampton, Connie Jameson, Sandra Lacy, and Dale Yurs, along with Brooklyn residents Russell Cazier and Linda Kuhlman, were awarded plaques on June 1, 2016, in recognition of completing the Belleville/Brooklyn Police Citizens Academy. The goal of the program is to increase understanding among area residents and law enforcement. The nine-week Academy included instruction on aspects of law, use of force, and drug use trends; a visit to the Dane County 911 Center; hands-on experience driving emergency vehicles, firing various weapons, field sobriety testing, and crime scene investigation methods; and a demonstration by the Green County K-9 unit. Persons interested in attending future academies are invited to contact Belleville Police Clerk Tracy Lien.
Cops & Bobbers Program
Officer Vicki Beiersdorf organized Cops & Bobbers, an event where law enforcement officers & kids from Belleville throw out their lines together, on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Click here or on the image below for the story covered by NBC 15 News.
Shop With A Cop Program
The Shop With a Cop program is held each December and is coordinated through Green County Law Enforcement associations and funded by donations. More than 100 children are able to shop with law enforcement officers each year. In December, Belleville officers take local kids to Wal-Mart in Monroe. Each child is allowed to spend about $100 on gifts for themselves and family members.
Belleville PD Announces New Drug Disposal Bin
Citizens of Belleville and surrounding communities now have an option for disposing of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication. A drug disposal bin has been installed in the lobby of the Police Department. Solid and liquid medications, creams, ointments, nasal sprays, and pet medicines can be left in the bin. Please remove the labels, delete any confidential information, or place the pills in an unlabeled plastic baggie. These items cannot be accepted: intravenous solutions, inhalers, aerosols, injectables, and sharps/needles.
The disposal bin is accessible by contacting an officer to meet you at the former Police Department at 31 East Main Street. Please call 608-424-3129 to request an officer. If there is no answer, you may leave a message (for non-urgent calls only) or call 608-255-2345 to request an officer be dispatched to 31 East Main Street.
The drug disposal bin was acquired through a grant with the help of Jordyn Schara, Founder of WI P2D2 (Wisconsin Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal).
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, the Belleville Police Department and Dane County Sheriff’s Office co-hosted National Night Out.
America’s “Night Out Against Crime” was launched in 1984 and is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood camaraderie, and improve police-community partnerships. National Night Out is held in cities and towns across America.
Activities and appearances in Belleville included Med-Flight, Belleville PD Mounted Patrol, Dane County’s K-9, the Castle “bouncy house,” DNR presentations, and a law enforcement dunk tank. Local businesses contributed door prizes for this event.