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The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department has five full-time detectives. Each detective has been trained in general investigations and death investigation. The detective lieutenant and sergeant supervise the other detectives and monitors their caseloads. The detectives have received specialized training in different areas. These areas of expertise include child/sexual abuse, white-collar crimes, fire investigations, evidence collection, and drug investigations.
The detectives also participate in various task forces. Detectives from the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department are members of the Wood County Fire Investigation Task Force. Members of this task force are specially trained in the investigation of suspicious fires. This task force is comprised of law enforcement officers and firefighters.
Two detectives represent the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department as a members of the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force. This task force is comprised of 14 law enforcement agencies within a seven county area in central Wisconsin. The task force receives funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program, which is administered by the State of Wisconsin, Office of Justice Assistance. This detective follows up and develops leads on drug use in Wisconsin Rapids.
If you would like further information on specific drugs and symptoms of drug use check out these links:
Drug Free America
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Office of National Drug Control Policy
National Drug Strategy Network
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force
The Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force is comprised of the Waushara, Marquette, Green Lake, Portage, Adams, Juneau, Waupaca, and Wood County Sheriff's Departments and the police departments from Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, Berlin, Waupaca, and Grand Rapids. The task force is one of thirty-two drug task forces in Wisconsin and is funded through the federal Edward Byrne State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program. The grant is administered and the money disbursed by the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance. The Office of Justice Assistance also collects arrest, incident, and seizure data from the task force. The data is used to help evaluate the performance of the multi-jurisdictional unit, shape the state's Anti-Drug Abuse Strategy, and provide aggregate statistical information to interested parties. The statistical data can be reviewed at the Office of Justice Assistance website.
The Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force will continue its effort to fight drug abuse and drug distribution throughout this multi-county area. The combined effort of the task force members has had a significant impact on drug arrests and the availability of illicit substances.
If you have any information of illegal drug activity, you can help by calling the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department at 715-423-4444. You may also make anonymous tips to Wood County Crime Stoppers by using the secure online form, or by downloading the free P3 App. (Apple or Google Play) You can remain anonymous on any of the Crime Stopper tip options and still be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.
You may also call the Wisconsin Drug Hotline at 1-800-622-DRUG.