Officer Friendly Program
The Kenosha Police Department's Officer Friendly Program was established in 1979. Each year nearly 10,000 area youth attend safety related programs at the Rotary Safety Center (5716 14th Ave). Some of the topics covered include bike safety, seatbelt safety, child abuse prevention and what to do if you find a gun. The program continues to grow and help close the gap between law enforcement and area youth.
Each year 5th grade students from area schools dedicate their time to ensure younger students are able to make it to and from school safely. At the end of the school year the patrollers attend an award ceremony and picnic to thank them for their hard work and dedication. All Safety Patrol related events are funded through the Kenosha Safety Fund.
The goal of the Kenosha Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit is to reduce crime and raise the quality of life for the citizens of Kenosha while maintaining a strong police-community relationship through educational programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Crime Free Multi-Housing and Personal Safety.
Crime Prevention Officer Wamboldt
Crime Prevention Officer Wenberg