Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the car accident that killed Nicolet students Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren. Friends and family gathered at the crash site for a vigil to remember the girls and their always positive attitudes.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
They were always there for their friends. And now the friends of Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren are making sure they are always there in return. Students told stories and lit candles in support of Halee and Jenni who were killed when 15-year-old Halee, who had only her learners permit, lost control of her mother's 2009 Mitsubishi and hit a stop sign and then a utility pole after attempting to flee a River Hills police officer who was going to pull them over for not displaying a taillight around 1 a.m. Nov. 19, 2011. The car finally came to rest at West Good Hope Road and North Seneca Avenue in Glendale. Police say the girls died instantly. “I miss them so much. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about (them),” …
Friday, January 20, 2012
A behind-the-scenes look at crime scene investigation, use of force and more.
When the police academy started, entrance was simple. If you needed a job and knew a local chief, he'd say, "Here's your gun, good luck," according to River Hills Sgt. Michael Gaynor. Today prospective officers endure a 10- or 12-week course, hours of on-the-job training and reports and testing. The Citizen's Police Academy allows residents to get a small taste of that process, learning about, evidence processing, defense and arrest tactics and more. You can even go on a ride-along with an officer. The next session for Citizen's Police Academy kicks off April 19 and classes are open for signup now. Classes take place at the Fox Point Police Department, 7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., April 19 through…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Learn crime scene investigation, Operating While Intoxicated enforcement, firearms and more.
There is plenty of space left for the upcoming Fox Point, Bayside, and River Hills Citizen Police Academy. The academy starts on Oct. 6 and runs through Nov. 17. Classes are held at the Fox Point Police Department from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with one Saturday class on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bayside Police Department. Topics will include recruitment and hiring, training, crime scene investigation, Operating While Intoxicated enforcement, firearms, use of force, traffic stops, and a ride along. If you live or work in the villages of Fox Point, River Hills or Bayside and are 21 years old or older, you are eligible to attend. The Citizens Police Academy is free to attend and hands-on participation is not required. If you are …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
New manager says she's excited to bring it all together.
The Village of Bayside is officially welcoming a new Operations Manager for the new consolidated North Shore dispatch center, expected to be finished in spring of 2012. Mary Rauenbuehler was selected by the Village of Bayside for the position after serving as the Director of the North Shore Public Safety Communications Center. She says her new job at the consolidated dispatch center will very similar, but on a much larger scale. The new center, soon to be located at the Bayside Police Department, will serve as the main dispatch for both the North Shore police and fire department which include Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. Rauenbuehler says she’s excited to take on the new role and the…