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

Upcoming Events

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Joint Meeting of the Everest Metropolitan Police Department Joint Finance Committee and the Everest Metro Municipal Court Finance Committee

MEETING AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: ACTION MAY BE TAKEN ON ANY ITEM ON THE AGENDA

TIME: 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Municipal Court Conference Room

5209 Mesker Street

Weston, WI 54476

I. CALL TO ORDER

• A. Roll Call

• B. Approval of minutes from May 30, 2018 Joint Finance Committee meeting.

II. NEW BUSINESS – EMMC

• A. Review and possible approval of the 2019 EMMC Budget

• B. Audit RFPs for 2018 audit discussion

III. MUNICIPAL JUDGE’S REPORT

•A. 2018 EMMC Budget status update

IV. NEW BUSINESS – EMPD

•A. 2019 wage increases for non-represented personnel

•B. Review and possible approval of the 2019 EMPD Budget

•C. Audit RFPs for 2018 audit discussion

V. CHIEF’S REPORT

•A. 2018 EMPD Budget status update

VI. COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS: Ermeling Hoehn Olson Richmond Vergin Zeyghmi Ziegler

VI. DATE FOR NEXT MEETING:

VII. ADJOURN:

Any person planning to attend this meeting who needs some type of special accommodation in order to participate should telephone the Everest Metropolitan Police Department at 715-359-4202.

• Copy: City Clerk, Village Clerk, Town Clerk

• Emailed: 10-26-18, Time: 7:25am

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.

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. 16 to Sept. 2, 2013.

Drunken driving continues to be one of the most destructive and deadly crimes in Wisconsin. Last year, 220 people were killed and more than 3,500 injured in nearly 5,800 alcohol-related traffic crashes.

There were more than 40,000 convictions for drunken driving in Wisconsin last year, so law enforcement agencies are certainly finding and arresting impaired motorists. 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.

Under a state law enacted last year, first-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI) drivers who were convicted with a blood/breath alcohol level of .15 or higher and all repeat drunken drivers are required to have an ignition interlock device on every vehicle they own, have registered in their name, or drive. Ignition interlock devices ensure drivers are sober before they can start their vehicle. The law also makes first offense OWI a criminal offense if there is a passenger under age 16 in the vehicle.

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.

The Wall comes to the Wausau Metro Area

Veterans Memorial The VietNam Veterans Memorial, also known as The Wall, will be coming to the Wausau Metro Area June 20-24, 2012. It will be set up at the VFW,at 388 River Drive in the City of Wausau. If you haven't viewed the Travelling Wall in awhile, in addition to the 3/4 scale version of the permanent Washington DC Memorial, you will find the addition of a 9-11 Memorial featuring the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and a memorial to Public Safety employees, Policemen and Fire Fighters. On Thursday, June 21, there will be a flag raising ceremony at noon featuring local honor guards and displays set up by each of your local Police And Fire Departments, including special vehicles and equipment. If you are looking for something different to do with your family on this early summer day, stop by and visit the Memorial and support your local Public Safety officials.


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.