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Voice of the City

Various departments from the City of West Allis have come together to blog about city news and information. For more information on the City of West Allis, visit their website.

2010 Schedule for Neighborhood Partnership Meetings

Since January 2009, we have been conducting Neighborhood Partnership Meetings throughout our community. These gatherings have been extremely valuable in addressing neighborhood concerns, while updating citizens on current law enforcement issues and challenges that impact our quality of life. Due the success of this program, we have scheduled the following monthly meetings for 2010. If you are not sure what meeting date specifically addresses your neighborhood, please use the following link to the City of West Allis Website: http://www.ci.west-allis.wi.us/police/police_crime_prevention/nhbd_partnership_map.htm 

Keep in mind that you can attend any meeting you wish. Here are the dates/locations for 2010.

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WAPD Significant Arrest - Officer Recognition

The intent of this press release is to keep the citizens of West Allis informed about recent arrests of individuals from incidents that have been previously reported on the WestAllisNow website. On a frequent basis, a release of this nature will be shared with the citizens of West Allis. These relases reflect only a small portion of the arrests that occur on a monthly basis, but reflect the hard work, dedication and teamwork exhibited by the men and women of the West Allis Police Department.

As always, we encourage citizens to call the West Allis Police Department (414-302-8000) or the West Allis/West Milwaukee Crime Stoppers (414-476-CASH), if you have information on any ongoing investigation and/or knowledge that may lead to an arrest. 

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Police Department receives $30,000 grant to combat DRUNK DRIVING in 2010

The West Allis Police Department will receive a $30,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Bureau of Transportation Safety to crackdown on drunken driving in 2010. The funds will be used to pay for officers’ overtime and to purchase new equipment for improved enforcement.

Driving while impaired is not a victimless crime. In 2007, alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin killed 337 people and injured 5,552. A person is killed or injured in alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin approximately every 90 minutes, according to Michael Panosh, regional program manager with the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety.

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Police Department receives $25,000 grant to combat SPEEDING in 2010

The West Allis Police Department will receive a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Bureau of Transportation Safety to crackdown on speeders in 2010. The funds may be used to pay for officers’ overtime and to purchase new equipment for improved enforcement.

Speeding is prevalent and deadly in Wisconsin. In 2007, speed-related crashes killed 251 people and injured nearly 11,000, according to Michael Panosh, regional program manager, WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety.

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