As Chief of Police, it is an honor to serve the Eau Claire community and lead our police department. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Eau Claire by partnering with the community to solve problems, reduce crime and disorder, safeguard individual rights, and improve public safety. With 157 members of the police department, including 100 sworn Police Officers, the ECPD is a data driven intelligence led policing organization focused on the tenets of community policing. We focus on building and maintaining relationships across all of Eau Claire's diverse neighborhoods, and know maintaining the public's trust is crucial to our efforts. Please feel free to contact me directly with any thoughts, feedback, or suggestions on how the department can better serve the community.
We know the information about Renelle Laffe and Hope in the Valley this week has a lot of people hurt, wondering who to trust, and how do you know who/what is safe to give your money to.
We want to let people know: It’s ok to ask about the business practices of an organization prior to donating money. Good questions to ask are:
•Who manages the money?
•Is there an entire board of personnel in place?
•Are two people required for signatures and deposits?
•Does the organization regularly have an internal audit completed?
•What types of donations are made from the charity, and to who or what type of research the donations go towards?
•And… if you don’t think your questions are being properly answered – ask to speak to someone else.
We also want to empower other co-workers, employees, or associates to question or report something if it seems suspicious. We may not be able to stop all fraud, but we can surely work together to minimize it.
The Eau Claire River along Galloway by Dewey Street is still too dangerous to tube or kayak. The kayaker from the water rescue this morning with Eau Claire Fire Rescue is ok, but even he was surprised he had trouble: The kayaker was familiar with the river, was in good shape, and had his life jacket on.
The current and downed trees are making the river hard to navigate = please avoid until the conditions improve.
Today is expected to be the busiest traffic day for Country Jam!
Expect delays and use alternate routes if you normally commute in this area.
Crescent Avenue is closed to traffic between Curvue Road and South Town Hall Road now through Sunday morning, July 21st at approximately 2:00 A.M.
From 9:30 P.M. to approximately 1:00 A.M. each night of the festival, the red shaded area will be closed to incoming traffic. Only residents with passes, taxi, Uber, and Lyft drivers with a windshield sticker, and Country Jam Shuttle buses will be allowed into the red shaded area.
Traffic officers will be stationed as each of the intersections marked with a checkmark. The Eau Claire Police Department will limit traffic to the above-mentioned vehicles at Ferry Street and Short Street. And… we encourage residents living west of Eau Claire who usually commutes using Crescent Avenue or Curvue Road to use Cameron Street instead if they wish to avoid traffic delays.
Come support Local Hero's Night and SpecialOlympics at 3:00PM on Saturday July 27th at Carson Park. Local First Responders will play kickball against the Eau Claire Express to raise money for Special Olympic athletes. We promise to go easy on these poor baseball players. #kickball