EVEREST METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Honest, Fair and Dignified Service
5303 Mesker Street  Weston  Wisconsin  54476 | Phone: 715.359.4202 | Fax: 715.359.4204

Traffic Safety Campaigns

Latest Traffic Enforcement Wave

Everest Metro to crack down on drunken motorists during the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

Drunk Driving

To combat drunken driving, EMPD will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from December 15, 2016 through January 1 2017. Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on average someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin every three hours. During the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown campaign, our officers will be out in force to arrest drunken drivers before they kill or injure themselves or an innocent victim.

Rather than risk a drunken driving arrest or crash, the EMPD urges you to follow these common sense suggestions:

Choose a sober designated driver before you start drinking.

If you’re feeling buzzed, you likely are over the 0.08 BAC limit and should not drive.

Take mass transit, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

The Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety program has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app that can be downloaded by visiting zeroinwisconsin.gov

Some taverns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons with a safe ride home. Visit www.tlw.org/ and click on Safe Ride.

Report impaired drivers to law enforcement by calling 911.

We’re making progress in combating drunken driving:

Efforts to combat drunken driving in Wisconsin through effective enforcement and education are showing positive results, according to Wisconsin DOT statistics.

Last year in Wisconsin, 190 people were killed and nearly 2,900 injured in alcohol-related crashes.

There were nearly 24,000 convictions for drunken driving in Wisconsin last year.

Although we’re making progress in preventing drunken driving, too many people are still being killed or injured because of the irresponsible decision to drive while impaired.

Summer Heat is On

Summer Heat Beginning Sunday, June 26 and continuing through Sunday, July 10, 2016 the Everest Metro Police Department will be participating in the NHTSA sponsored "Summer Heat" campaign. Additional Everest Metro police officers will be on patrol throughout this time frame, with the objective of detecting and citing motor vehicle operators who are not complying with posted speed limits and/or who are not wearing their safety belts. State law allows law enforcement to stop a vehicle when the driver or passengers are observed not wearing a safety belt. The Everest Metro Police Department is committed to improving traffic safety in our community by increasing compliance with traffic laws through education and enforcement. Although law enforcement efforts are an important part of public safety, we rely heavily on the cooperation of motor vehicle operators to be aware of and to follow all traffic laws. The Everest Metro Police Department supports the "Zero In Wisconsin" campaign and believes that we all can make a difference. Please remember to "buckle up", observe posted speed limits, and drive safely. By focusing on proactive approaches to enforcing the speed limit, drunk driving and safety belt laws, we will give an all out effort to save lives and reduce the number of traffic deaths and injuries annually in our community and in Wisconsin. Our goal is not to issue more traffic citations. Our goal is to reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin.

Everest Metropolitan Police Department to mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from May 23 to June 5

Everest Metro PD will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 23 to June 5.

We are serious about safety belt enforcement because far too many unbuckled drivers and passengers are killed or injured in traffic crashes. During the Click It or Ticket mobilization and throughout the year, our goal is not to write more tickets. Through enforcement and education, we’re determined to get people to buckle up every time they drive or ride in a vehicle.

Although the state’s safety belt use rate of 86 percent is the highest ever, approximately half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes last year were not wearing safety belts. In addition, last year there were nearly 55,000 convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt.

No matter if it’s day or night, or a short trip or a long journey, everyone in a vehicle must buckle up. Passengers need to wear a safety belt in the rear seats as well as the front seats. Buckling up is the best possible protection against being ejected from a vehicle during a crash or thrown around violently inside it and possibly hitting another person in the vehicle with massive force. That’s why Click It or Ticket is more than a slogan to our officers. It really is a life-saving effort.

St Patrick's Day

To combat drunken driving and increase safety belt use, Everest Metropolitan Police will intensify its traffic safety enforcement from March 11 to 20, 2016, which includes the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The increased enforcement is funded with a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Bureau of Transportation Safety. “During the St. Patrick’s Day mobilization and throughout the year, we are striving to prevent motorists from killing and injuring themselves and others on our roadways. Although we’re trying to increase voluntarily compliance with traffic laws—not to write more tickets or make more arrests—we will take enforcement action if voluntary compliance fails,” says Capt Mark Hull. “We are serious about traffic safety enforcement because far too many needless deaths and serious injuries are caused by drunken driving and not wearing safety belts. Because even one preventable traffic fatality is one too many, our goal is to reduce preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin.”

Everest Metro to crack down on drunken motorists during the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

Drunk Driving

To combat drunken driving, EMPD will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from December 18 to January 3, 2016. “Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on average someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin every three hours,” says Captain Mark Hull. “During the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown campaign, our officers will be out in force to arrest drunken drivers before they kill or injure themselves or an innocent victim.”

Rather than risk a drunken driving arrest or crash, the EMPD urges you to follow these common sense suggestions:

Choose a sober designated driver before you start drinking.

If you’re feeling buzzed, you likely are over the 0.08 BAC limit and should not drive.

Take mass transit, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

The Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety program has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app that can be downloaded by visiting zeroinwisconsin.gov

Some taverns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons with a safe ride home. Visit www.tlw.org/ and click on Safe Ride.

Report impaired drivers to law enforcement by calling 911.

We’re making progress in combating drunken driving:

Efforts to combat drunken driving in Wisconsin through effective enforcement and education are showing positive results, according to Wisconsin DOT statistics.

Last year in Wisconsin, 190 people were killed and nearly 2,900 injured in alcohol-related crashes.

There were nearly 24,000 convictions for drunken driving in Wisconsin last year.

Although we’re making progress in preventing drunken driving, too many people are still being killed or injured because of the irresponsible decision to drive while impaired.

Summer Heat is On

Summer Heat Beginning Tuesday, June 28 and continuing through Thursday, July 12, 2015 the Everest Metro Police Department will be participating in the NHTSA sponsored "Summer Heat" campaign. Additional Everest Metro police officers will be on patrol throughout this time frame, with the objective of detecting and citing motor vehicle operators who are not complying with posted speed limits and/or who are not wearing their safety belts. State law allows law enforcement to stop a vehicle when the driver or passengers are observed not wearing a safety belt. The Everest Metro Police Department is committed to improving traffic safety in our community by increasing compliance with traffic laws through education and enforcement. Although law enforcement efforts are an important part of public safety, we rely heavily on the cooperation of motor vehicle operators to be aware of and to follow all traffic laws. The Everest Metro Police Department supports the "Zero In Wisconsin" campaign and believes that we all can make a difference. Please remember to "buckle up", observe posted speed limits, and drive safely. By focusing on proactive approaches to enforcing the speed limit, drunk driving and safety belt laws, we will give an all out effort to save lives and reduce the number of traffic deaths and injuries annually in our community and in Wisconsin. Our goal is not to issue more traffic citations. Our goal is to reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Everest Metro Police Department to crackdown on drunken motorists during ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ national campaign

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Everest Metro Police Department will be out in force along with other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin and the rest of the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunken drivers from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1, 2014.

Efforts to combat drunken driving in Wisconsin through effective enforcement and education are showing positive results. In the past ten years, fatalities from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 348 in 2003 to 185 in 2013, which is a 47 percent reduction. Injuries from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 6445 in 2003 to 2660 in 2013, which is a 59 percent reduction, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

But too many people still make the irresponsible and dangerous decision to get behind the wheel while impaired. Every officer in our agency has zero tolerance for drunken drivers. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are going or what time of day—if you’re driving while impaired you will be arrested and will face devastating consequences, such as major embarrassment, stiff penalties, and possibly jail time. Driving drunk will be a decision you’ll regret the rest of your life, if you are lucky enough to live.

Drunken driving is entirely preventable. During the upcoming Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown and throughout the year, our goal is not to arrest more drunken drivers. We simply are trying to save lives and prevent injuries. If we can deter people from getting behind the wheel when they’re not sober, we will make progress toward the goal of reducing the number of preventable traffic deaths to Zero In Wisconsin.

Summer Heat is On

Summer Heat Beginning Tuesday, July 1 and continuing through Thursday, July 17, 2014 the Everest Metro Police Department will be participating in the NHTSA sponsored "Summer Heat" campaign. Additional Everest Metro police officers will be on patrol throughout this time frame, with the objective of detecting and citing motor vehicle operators who are not complying with posted speed limits and/or who are not wearing their safety belts. State law allows law enforcement to stop a vehicle when the driver or passengers are observed not wearing a safety belt. The Everest Metro Police Department is committed to improving traffic safety in our community by increasing compliance with traffic laws through education and enforcement. Although law enforcement efforts are an important part of public safety, we rely heavily on the cooperation of motor vehicle operators to be aware of and to follow all traffic laws. The Everest Metro Police Department supports the "Zero In Wisconsin" campaign and believes that we all can make a difference. Please remember to "buckle up", observe posted speed limits, and drive safely. By focusing on proactive approaches to enforcing the speed limit, drunk driving and safety belt laws, we will give an all out effort to save lives and reduce the number of traffic deaths and injuries annually in our community and in Wisconsin. Our goal is not to issue more traffic citations. Our goal is to reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin.

In the State of Wisconsin, traffic crashes took the lives of more than 500 people in 2008. Thousands of others were injured. Many deaths were caused by speeding while others were a result of drunk driving, or not wearing a safety belt. Tragically, these deaths affect many lives and cause great pain to thousands of people throughout the state. Fortunately, you can help change that number.

Because we care about the people we serve and protect, The Everest Metro Police Department will partner with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and hundreds of other law enforcement agencies in the Zero in Wisconsin campaign. By focusing on proactive approaches to enforcing the speed limit, drunk driving and safety belt laws, we will give an all out effort to save lives and reduce the number of traffic deaths and injuries annually in our community and in Wisconsin.

In Wisconsin, the ZERO VISION means that any preventable traffic death is one too many. By driving within the speed limit, being sober behind the wheel and wearing your seat belt, you can do simple things that can turn more than 500 annual deaths into zero.

For more information visit the Zero in Wisconsin Web site at www.zeroinwisconsin.gov

Speeding can be defined as exceeding the posted speed limit and driving too fast for conditions. Unfortunately many people do not view obeying speed limits as an important way to avoid crashes. Speeding is regarded as a factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes.

The important factors to consider are the following:

  • Speed reduces the amount of available time needed to avoid a crash / to stop the vehicle
  • Speed extends the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation
  • Speed reduces the ability of the driver to steer safely around curves or objects on the road
  • Speed increases the likelihood of crashing
  • Speed increases the severity of a crash once it occurs

    Everest Metro acknowledges that the public needs to be made more aware of the dangers of speeding. If speeding is to be combated more effectively, we would have to devote increased resources to better enforcement, including more law officers to patrol the roads to target aggressive speeding drivers. The Everest Metro Police will increase speed reduction efforts by utilizing the 3E’s strategy namely Education, Enforcement, and Empowerment. It is however the drivers responsibility to obey the traffic speed laws to ensure everyone's safety.

     Current redZones
    Motor Officer Clay Vecchio Birch Street (between Community Center Drive and Schofield Avenue)

    Eau Claire Avenue

    Ross Avenue (between Babl Lane and Mesker Street)

    Sandy Lane

    Jelinek Avenue

    E. Jelinek Avenue (between Von Kanel Street and Camp Phillips Road)

    The redZone Speed Enforcement Campaign will utilize saturated radar enforcement patrols. Officers will be assigned to designated redZone areas to help slow traffic.


  • To protect our citizen's right to be free from criminal attack and be secure in their homes and possessions. The Everest Metropolitan Police Department will utilize all means at its disposal to accomplish this mission.

    We are committed to these principles:

    INTEGRITY We have integrity.
    We adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards. We are honest and sincere in dealing with each other and the community. We have the courage to uphold these principles and are proud that they guide us in all we do.

    FAIRNESS We act with fairness.
    Objective, impartial decisions and policies are the foundation of our interactions. We are consistent in our treatment of all persons. Our actions are tempered with reason and equity.

    RESPECT We show respect.
    We recognize the value of our unique cultural diversity and treat all people with kindness, tolerance, and dignity. We cherish and protect the rights, liberties, and freedoms of all as granted by the constitutions and laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin.