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LAW ENFORCEMENT

The Town contracts with the Dane County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement services.  Deputies work approximately 20 hours a week.

In the event of an emergency, dial 911. 

If an incident occurs that you think is unlawful but not an emergency, please contact the Town (608) 838-1081, ext 201 or the Dane County Sheriff's office (608) 266-9122 or (608) 255-2345 as soon as possible after the incident occurs.
 

Some reminders from our deputies are:

  • Deer are on the move. Drive carefully and watch the roadsides.

  • Stop signs require a complete stop. We have recently had more violations involving failure to come to a complete stop.

  • Vehicles and/or trailers parked on the side of any road shall not interfere with traffic, impede snow removal efforts, obstruct the line of sight of persons traveling in vehicles on that road, and otherwise create a public safety hazard.

  • Dogs are not allowed to run at large.

  • Unlicensed vehicles are not allowed to be stored within public view for a period longer than 14 days unless it is in a properly zoned business district.

  • It is unlawful for any person to store or permit the storage of junk or waste in a place open to the public view for a period longer than 14 days.

  • Open burning of construction material, garbage, trash, or materials that are not readily combustible is prohibited.
     

The 9:00 PM Routine

Most of us have forgotten to lock our car, or accidentally left the garage door open overnight or even discovered in the morning that the front door was unlocked overnight at least once. Theft is a preventable crime of opportunity that can happen in an instant. Taking the following simple steps can prevent you from becoming a victim. Law enforcement agencies across the nation are asking people to develop this habit for protecting the property from theft, and protecting your home from intruders.

1. Check vehicles to ensure you've removed all valuables, that the doors are locked, and your garage doors are secured.
2. Walk around inside your home and lock and secure all doors and windows.
3. Turn on outside lights.
4. Report any suspicious activity.

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