Welcome to the Cedarburg Police Department web site!

We are a progressive, community-oriented agency which serves a population of nearly 12,000 citizens. We are committed to making Cedarburg a safe, desirable place to live, to visit, and to raise a family.

We operate by the precept of our mission, which is:

To maintain peace and order by providing the highest quality police services in response to community needs. We do this through apprehending criminals, developing partnerships, and respecting individuals.

With nineteen sworn officers and ten civilian employees, we are committed to serving the needs of the population through service, integrity and respect.

Service. By providing quality responsive services, we offer protection in an efficient and effective manner, tempered with courtesy, compassion and understanding.

Integrity. By upholding the public trust through honest, consistent and forthright interaction with all people in order to foster an atmosphere of mutual trust and cooperation.

Respect. By treating all persons with dignity and respect by promoting equality and fairness, in upholding their Constitutional rights without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation or ability.

Chief_FrankWith public safety as our number one priority, we manage and oversee the Axillary Police and Emergency Management to make sure traffic, safety and security needs are met during high volume traffic experienced during our many festivals and events. This ensures a high level of response for natural disasters and unexpected threats to the community. From straightforward services such as crossing guards and vacation security checks to criminal acts and safety concerns, the Cedarburg Police Department is a dependable resource.

Our streets are safe and our numbers show it. We have consistently experienced a low violent crime rate, low citizen complaints and we take pride in our accreditation with the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group’s Governing Board. We are one of only twenty law enforcement agencies in the state to achieve such accreditation, which is based on law enforcement excellence by complying with standards deemed essential to the protection of life, safety and citizens rights.

Please take a moment to access one of the many services the Cedarburg Police Department offers, including Vacation/Home Security Check, Hunter Safety courses, ticket reviews and more.

Thank you for visiting the Cedarburg Police Department web site. We are here to serve your needs, let us know how we can help.

Thomas Frank
Police Chief


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Patrol Officer Hiring

The Cedarburg Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer.  The application deadline is June 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time.  For more information or to apply for this position, please go to:




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Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Public Notice


The Cedarburg Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by mail, e-mail or phone.

Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling 262-719-0383 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Comments will be taken by the WILEAG Assessment Team assigned to conduct this assessment.

Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with WILEAG standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Cedarburg Police Department. The local contact is Chief Thomas Frank, 262-375-7620.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Cedarburg Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group at the following addresses:



PO Pox 270693
Milwaukee, WI 53227

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Active Shooter Response for Civilians Program

The Cedarburg Police Department is hosting an Active Shooter Response for Civilians program on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedarburg Police Department Community Room; W75N444 Wauwatosa Road.  Det. McNerney and Officer Kell will also discuss Tactical Medicine and Casualty Care, including tourniquets and chest seals.  The program is free; however, interested individuals must pre-register by contacting Amy Fischer at 262-375-7620.  Registration will be first-come, first-serve.  The program will last approximately one hour.  If the program fills, we will offer a second session on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

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