The Community Donor Program is a method by which the Police Department gathers financial resources that support the many crime prevention programs we have in place.
The Police Department rewards and acknowledges the donations given to this program by publicizing the information for those that wish to have their donation information made public. All donors are presented with an attractive plaque that they can display with pride showing they are involved in the community through the support of crime prevention.
National Night Out
“National Night Out” is a unique crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. In the past “National Night Out” has involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 10,000 communities from all 50 states. In 2004, over 34 million people participated in the event.
“National Night Out” is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods celebrate “National Night Out” with a variety of events and activities, including block parties, cookouts, flashlight walks, contests, and youth programs. Several years ago the police department participated in this event, and we are continuing it with your support. The event is held at the high school with participation from Watertown Hospital, Fort Atkinson Hospital, UW Hospital, Lake Mills Fire Department, Lake Mills EMS, Town of Lake Mills, other law enforcement departments, music, food and much, much more. Come and visit the vendors and support this national program
Child Safety Seats
Car seats and seat belts: All children under the age of 4 years old must be properly secured in approved child safety seat while riding in a motor vehicle. Children 4 through 7 years old must be buckled in a child safety seat or seat belt.
** Note: Passenger-side airbags can cause serious injury to infants in rear-facing child safety seats. The safest place for all children in automobiles is to be properly secured in the back seat.** Lake Mills Police Department no longer provides Child Safety Seat Checks. Below is a list of area Car Seat Technicians in the area.
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Vial For Life
During a medical emergency, it is sometimes difficult for First Responders to obtain all of the information necessary to ensure that the best health care is provided. It may be that the victim is unconscious, which makes it impossible to obtain any information. Emergency situations are stressful, and it is not always easy to remember what type of medication you may be taking. Vial for Life was developed for this reason.
Vial For Life is a program sponsored by the Lake Mills Police Department which provides senior citizens and other members of the community with important data sheets to be kept at their home to assist during a medical emergency. Information such as doctors name, medications, and emergency contact information, are included on the sheet. After completing the data information sheet, the user puts the vial in the refrigerator or freezer, or another easy to remember place. Then place the sticker provided on their front door, so that when a medical emergency does occur, the first responders know to ask for a Vial for Life.
It is very important that the user update the information frequently. Oftentimes prescriptions will be changed, and this information is extremely important. Please stop by the Police Department to obtain new data sheets if your medications change. Also, if you are interested in obtaining a Vial for Life, there are plenty. Please tell a friend, or pick one up for a neighbor that is unable to stop him or herself. Any information that a First Responder can get is helpful. It may help save a life.
Vials are available at the Police Department.