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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.
  • The only Washington County agency with officers trained to investigate animal cruelty and neglect cases.

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

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On-street parking is prohibited from 2:00AM-6:00AM from December 1 to April 1. Residents are reminded to have overnight guests park in their driveways, as they may not be aware of the parking ban. If weather permits, the parking ban will be suspended from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day to accommodate holiday gatherings. Updates will be posted here, on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/jacksonwipd, or by calling the department at (262) 677-4949.


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Safewise has ranked Jackson #5 out of the 50 Safest Cities in Wisconsin.
Earlier this year, Value Penguin ranked Jackson #7 for cities of 5,000-10,000 population:


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Officers Kathleen Borkowski and Jennifer Gerke for successfully completing forty hours of Humane Officer training conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. They are the only police officers in the county with that level of expertise for animal cruelty and neglect investigations.

Officer Michael Lake for becoming the second officer to complete Drug Recognition Expert training, which enhances our ability to collect evidence after someone is arrested for operating while under the influence of drugs.

Officers Jennifer Gerke and Kyle Henning for completing the police bicycle training course at Port Washington PD. This will greatly enhance our bicycle patrolling capability during the summer.


According to the 2015 edition of Municipal Facts, published by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, the police department’s cost per resident in 2013 (the latest year available) was $191.35,  which is the median for communities of 5,500 to 7,500 population. The police department has been at or below the median for many years.



On June 5, a graduation ceremony was held at UW-Madison for thirty law enforcement officers who attended the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College and completed the 300 hour Certified Public Manager program. According to UW-Madison, “The nationally accredited Certified Public Manager Program prepares managers in federal, state, and local government and in tribal and nonprofit organizations for the unique demands of the public management profession”.

And we’re proud to report that one of the graduates was our own Sgt. Todd Fristed.





The drug collection box in our lobby is a convenient way to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. It’s important to keep as much of these materials as possible out of landfills and water treatment systems. Drug abusers are known to steal narcotics, anti-depressants and other medications from the homes of friends and relatives. The collected items are incinerated at a specially licensed facility. We cannot accept liquids, “sharps”, aerosols, and medical waste.



Remember to Renew Dog & Cat Licenses
Dogs and cats that are at least 5 months old must be licensed. Applications are available at the Village Hall.





The Jackson Police Department is hosting another AARP Smart Driver course on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Jackson Area Community Center, N165 W20330 Hickory Lane. The class will be taught by volunteer instructors with AARP Driver Safety in Wisconsin. Attendees will learn about new traffic laws, defensive driving techniques, and safe driving strategies. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register, call the Community Center at (262) 677-9665. Please note that the course is at the Community Center, not the police station.


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 in Jackson (we can’t speak for other communities). Disturbing the neighborhood with bottle rockets can get you a $155 citation.


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.


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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.

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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!


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Photo courtesy of Scott Mittelsteadt



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