The mission of the New Berlin Police Department is to protect the lives and property of the people we serve and prevent crime through partnership with the community. Visit our web site for more information.
Our department has recently been fielding several calls from citizens asking about police and sheriff's charities that are asking for donations over the phone. While several of these charities may be legitimate, some are not. Many of these charities are national organizations and the New Berlin Police Department does not see any of the money you donate. The New Berlin Police Department does not solicit donations from citizens by phone, mail, e-mail, or in person. If you have questions or concerns about a solicitation, please contact myself, Dan Hanlon or Tony Fus at the police department and we can look into the situation. Please get the name of the soliciting organization, the caller's name, and a mailing address and phone number for the organization so you can pass that information on to us.
While we do not solicit donations from citizens, several of you have approached us and asked about making a donation to the department in general or to a specific program, such as the K-9 program, the SWAT team, bike patrol, youth programs, etc. Donations are always welcome and citizens wishing to make a donation to the police department should contact Chief Joseph Rieder at (262) 780-8102 or Lt. Mike Glider at (262) 780-8109.
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5, 2008. The purpose of National Night Out is to promote crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood ties, and send a message to criminals that New Berlin residents care about their neighborhoods and will not tolerate crime.
On National Night Out, please turn on your outside lights and take some time to meet with your neighbors. Also, as our city has seen an increase in burglaries and continues to experience thefts from vehicles, this night should serve as a reminder to remove your valuables from your car and call our department (262-782-6640) on all suspicious persons and vehicles.