Jackson Police Squad Car


Click Here to Add This Page to Your Favorites

On behalf of the officers and staff of the Jackson Police Department, welcome to our web site. Our department has undergone many changes in its 101 year history. A single Village Marshal serving a few hundred people has evolved into a department of 11 sworn officers protecting a thriving community of over 6,700. We’re a small agency, but we’ve had big ideas:

  • The first Washington County municipal police K9 unit.
  • The first Washington County agency with mobile computers.
  • The first Washington County agency with Automatic External Defibrillators.
  • The only Washington County agency to earn accreditation.
  • The only Washington County agency to meet the requirements for Core Standards Verification.
  • The first Washington County agency with a motor carrier safety program.

Jackson officers are always mindful of their department’s mission to provide law enforcement services which afford a sense of security for residents and visitors, and which improve the quality of life in the community. I hope you find this website useful and appreciate your interest in the Jackson Police Department.

Jed M. Dolnick
Chief of Police

 Core Standards Verification Program Logo (2)

Jackson PD is a member of the
WILEAG Core Standards Verification Program.

(Last Updated December 1, 2014)

Winter Parking Rules Start December 1
Vehicles can not be parked on village streets from 2:00-6:00 AM. Remember to warn late night or overnight guests to move their cars off the street. The village allows overnight parking in Jackson Park and Hickory Park. If weather permits, we suspend enforcement between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day to accomodate holiday events and visitors. Information on that will be on our recorded telephone greeting, Nixle, Twitter, and this page. The village prohibits street parking entirely (instead of odd/even) to speed up snow plowing and reduce overtime.

MyPD App Connects You to the Police Department!
The Jackson Police Department is proud to introduce a new initiative to enhance communications with the public.

MyPD is a free app that can be downloaded through iTunes or Google Play. With it, citizens have access to a number of features, including contacts, feedback and tip forms. They can also access information from FEMA, the National Weather Service and the National Terror Advisory System, and much more. MyPD also has an optional “push” notification feature that will alert the user if the police department issues a special alert, even if the app isn’t running.

The app can be downloaded by clicking on the Apple or Android links below. Once installed, the user should select the Jackson Police Department from the list of available choices. The app will default back to JPD each time. Push notification and other features can be activated under the “Settings” tab on the bottom of the screen.

You can read more about MyPD here: http://mypdapp.com/

mypd_app_bttn_lrg mypd_andr_bttn_lrg


See our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/jacksonwipd for a video of Officers Krueger, Borkowski, Gerke, Oswald, Lake and Detective Foeger getting doused by suspiciously gleeful members of the Jackson Fire Department. 

Donald Rosenbauer, 80, retired Jackson Director of Public Safety (1996-2000) passed away on August 12 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Chief Rosenbauer also served in a similar capacity in the Village of Brown Deer for 19 years. After he retired from Jackson, the position was split into police and fire chief positions. Chief Rosenbauer served for 40 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Command Sergeant Major in the 84th Division. Among his achievements was the presidency of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association from 1980-1981. Our condolences go out to his wife, Jean, and his family.


Dale W. Brunner, 67, passed away on August 12 after a courageous year-long battle with brain cancer. Dale was a Milwaukee police officer for 31 years and a Special Deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. He also was on the old Jackson Public Safety Committee and then served as president of the Police and Fire Commission. Dale was the first director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, and played a leadership role on local, national, and international levels. The Torch Run Hall of Fame was established in Dale’s honor in 1999 and he was the recipient of the International Torch Run Hall of Fame Award from Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. He was also a founding member and former vice-president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His wife, Betty, and his family, are in our thoughts.



IMG_0282 (2)

Michael Lake joined the Jackson Police Department on July 31, filling a vacancy created by a retirement last year. Officer Lake had been a patrol deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance’s annual report on municipal spending, the police department’s cost per resident in 2012 was $184, just below the median for communities of 5,500 to 7,500 population. The police department has been at or below the median for several years.


A parent asked if an officer could remind the neighborhood youngsters about the rules for crossing the street or riding their bikes. Officer Gerke steeled herself for this assignment. The young man to the left is displaying a “safety citation”, good for an ice cream cone, for wearing his helmet.

It’s simple: fireworks that explode or fly aren’t legal. That means no firecrackers or rockets… period. Sparklers, snakes, and fountains are just fine. Disturbing the neighborhood with bottle rockets can get you a $155 citation.


Ice CreamTicket5

The “safety citation” program has ended for this year. We appreciate the support of John Kruepke, owner of the Snak Shak, and Cedar Crest Ice Cream for donating the ice cream, and B&L Graphic Solutions, for printing the citations.



This is our friend, Kyle, who rode in the very first car in the Action in Jackson Parade with Officer Dan (Oswald). Kyle’s mom was the successful bidder for “Ride at the Head of the Parade” donated by the JPD for the Jackson Elementary School PTO Silent Auction.

5K a

Just participating in the new Action in Jackson 5K Run/Walk wasn’t enough  for some of our officers, so they got some friends to make it even more fun! In front are Officer Kathy Borkowski, who walked with her granddaughter, Ellie. From left to right are Sgt. Todd Fristed, Jenny Sands, Richard Ratzmer, Officer Justin Brinks, and Officer Jennifer Gerke, all of whom ran. Keep in mind, the officers were wearing their body armor and equipment belts while they did this!


5K b
Photo courtesy of Scott Mittelsteadt


The next ARRP Safe Driving class will be on September 17, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Jackson Area Community Center. The cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Call (262) 677-9665 to register. Sponsored by the Jackson Police Department.

Should you donate money to a police organization?  You might be surprised at this answer.
Read More . . .


Click on the circle for more information:

50 Safest Cities in Wisconsin