New Holstein Progress briefs 2012
NHPD works with community

New Holstein’s Police Department continues to provide the best quality service through a partnership with the community.

“In the past year we have implemented a few new programs,” Chief Brian Reedy said.

One of those programs is the permanent drug drop-off box for unused medications. The department also continues to take part in the biannual national drug drop-off sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines which languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse, the chief said. The next drop-off is scheduled for April 28.

Another program is Neighborhood Watch. This group meets the second Monday of each month in the Arps Room at the library. In conjunction with Neighborhood Watch a National Night Out (NNO) is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Aquatic Center. This year marks the 29th year of NNO.

NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participate in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Additionally, on the Saturday of the Firemen’s Picnic in July the department again will host a bike rodeo.

Also in the past year the NHPD promoted crime alerts through the Wisconsin Crime Alert Program.

The department is currently working on implementing a missing child program. A Child is Missing is a nationwide non-profit organization which helps law enforcement agencies locate missing children, missing elderly persons (often suffering from Alzheimer’s), college students, and missing persons who are mentally or physically challenged or disabled.

Another program is Project ChildSafe. The department will be distributing free cable-style gun locks in the near future.

Reedy said, “The New Holstein Police Department will remain strong in promoting education to the citizens of New Holstein by communicating with the public.” Anyone wishing to be placed on this e-mail list is asked to e-mail Chief Reedy at reedy.brian@ci. new-holstein. wi. us. COMMUNITY!