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Vehicle Theft Prevention 

By following these tips, you will reduce your chances of being the victim of a vehicle theft or vehicle break-ln:

Always Take Your Keys

Never leave them in the car. Nearly 20% of all vehicles taken had keys in them. Hiding a second set of keys In your vehicle is not recommended as extra keys can easily be found If a thief takes the time.

Always Lock Your Vehicle

Approximately 50% of all vehicles taken were left unlocked.

Park in Well-Lighted Areas

Over half of all vehicles occur at night.

Never Leave Your Vehicle Running Unattended

Why make it even easier for thieves? Even if you will only be gone for a minute, vehicle thief can happen very quickly. This is especially true during a cold morning when many owners leave the vehicle unattended to warm up. Also, it is against the law to leave your motor vehicle running with the key in it in Wisconsin.

Do Not Leave Valuables in Plain View

Hide them under the seats, lock them in the glove box or trunk, or cover them with something. Leaving valuables in a plain view will attract thieves and make your vehicle more desirable.

Park In a Garage

if you have a garage, use it. Vehicles parked outside or on the street are more vulnerable. When parking in your garage, lock the garage door and your vehicle. By locking both, you will greatly improve your chances of deterring thieves.

Never Leave the Title Registration in the Vehicle

Thieves can and will use it to sell your stolen vehicle.

Register Your Vehicle in the Catch Auto Thieves (CAT) Program with the Milwaukee Police Department

If you do not drive your vehicle between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. you may elect to register your vehicle for participation in this program. Once registered, you will be provided with a window sticker identifying your vehicle as a participating vehicle. Any officer observing your vehicle operating on the roadway between the specify hours is then authorized to stop it without further probable cause.

MPD District Five Badge reads Honor and Valor 

MPD District 5

2920 N. 4th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212 

Emergency - 911

(La Linea que no es de Emergencia es)

District numbers (414 area code)

District Five 935-7252

Lieutenant's Office 935-7151

  • Day Shift - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Early Shift - 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Late Shift- 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant's Office 935-7257

Community Liaison Office 935-7258

Community Prosecution Unit

  • Asst District Attorney Jeremy Arn 235-1814
  • Safe & Sound CPU Coordinator 234-9522
  • Community Prosecution Unit Officers 935-7258
Domestic Violence Advocate 935-7656

Meet your Community Liaison Officer

Don't know who else to contact?  Your Community Liaison Officer may be able to help you help yourself.  Your Community Liaison Officer can help you start a Block Watch program, or deal with a long standing nuisance issue in your neighborhood.

Police Officer Dan Lewis (414) 935-7258
(early power shift, 11 am - 7 pm)

Police Officer Edward Ciano  758-7343
(day shift 8 am - 4 pm)

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