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Suicide is a problem within the law enforcement community due to the daily stress and rigors an officer is subjected to.  To learn more, please view the Kenosha Police Department's newest video about Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention.  If you know of someone in need of assistance, please reach out to get the needed help.

Chief John W. Morrissey has released the Kenosha Police Department 2013 Annual Report.  Please check out the report to see what the Kenosha Police Department did in 2013.

To read about Wisconsin's Conceal Carry Law, click here.

The Kenosha Police Dept. Honor Guard is a member organization in the Wisconsin Honor Guard Association


The Build of a Kenosha Police Squad Car


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Policy and Procedures





Under the open records law, the Kenosha Police Department is making the Policy and Procedure Manual available to the public.  Please click on the link and it will bring you to the appropriate Policy.  


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Law Enforcement Role and Authority

1.1 Mission Statement of the Kenosha Police Department

1.2 Code of Ethics

1.3 Use of Force

1.4 Range Training

1.5 Stop and Frisk

1.6 Strip Search Policy

1.7 Questioning

1.8 Arrest

1.9 Arrest Under Warrant

1.10 Search and Seizure

1.11 Searches of Premises With and Without a Warrant

1.12 Executing Search Warrants

1.13 Off Duty Conduct, Powers of Arrest 

1.14 Inventory Seach of Motor Vehicle

Chapter 2: Agency Jurisdiction and Mutual Aid

2.1 Backup Requests to Other Agencies

2.2Law Enforcement Jurisdiction

Chapter 3: Contractual Agreements for Law Enforcement Services

3.1 Animal Control, Stray Animals, Contractual Services

Chapter 4: Policy and Procedure Manual Maintenance

4.1 Manual of Policy

4.2 Glossary

4.3 Issuing Policies and Procedures

Chapter 11: Organization

11.1 Organizational Chart

11.2 Rank Structure of the Kenosha Police Department

11.3 Chain of Command; Cross Division of Authority for Sworn Personnel

11.4 Internal Affairs Division

11.5 Administration and Support Services

11.6 Planning, Training and Services Bureau 

Chapter 12: Direction
Chapter 15: Crime Analysis
Chapter 16: Allocation and Distribution of Personnel and Personnel
Chapter 17: Fiscal Management and Agency-Owned Property

17.1 Purchase of Service Handgun by Retired Police Officers

17.2 Fleet Maintenance

17.3 Turning in Equipment upon Termination of Employment with the Kenosha Police Department

17.4 Use of Equipment, Locker, Desks, and File Cabinets

17.5 Care of Property

17.6 Safe Operation of Departmental Vehicles

17.7 Destruction of Electronic Storage Devices

Chapter 21: Classification and Delineation of Duties and Responsibilities

21.1 Job Specifications for Chief of Police

21.2 Job Specifications - Assistant Police Chief

21.3 Duties of Assistant Chief of Operations

21.4 Job Specifications - Police Captain

21.5 Job Specifications - Lieutenant

21.6 Duties of Lieutenants

21.7 Job Specifications - Sergeant of Police

21.8 Duties of Sergeants

21.10 Job Specifications - Police Traffic Officer

21.11 Job Specifications - Court Officer

21.12 Job Specifications - Police Detective

21.13 Job Specifications - Safety Officer

21.13a Job Specifications - Crime Prevention Officer

21.14 Job Specifications - Police Officer

21.15 Job Specifications - Clerical Supervisor

21.16 Job Specifications - Parking Enforcement Aide

21.17 Job Specifications - Clerk Typist II

21.18 Job Specifications - Clerk Typist I 

21.19 Job Specifications - Community Service Officer

Chapter 22: Compensation, Benefits, and Condition of Work

22.1 Rules and Regulations Covering Annual Leave

22.2 Rules and Regulations Covering Sickness in the Family, Holiday Leave, Compensatory Time, Funeral Leave, Leaves of Absence, Educational Leave & Military Leave

22.3 Rules and Regulations Covering Requests for Days Off

22.4 Trading Days Off or Shifts; Swapping Days Off or Shifts; Shift Changes; and Shift Differential

22.5 Rules and Regulations Covering Overtime and the Completion of Overtime Slips

22.6 Extended Illnesses, Injuries, and Death of Immediate Family of Our Personnel

22.7 Leave of Absence Request - Civilians

22.8 Procedure for Civilian Employees Requesting to be Excused From Duty

Chapter 24: Collective Barganing
Chapter 25: Grievance Procedures

25.1 Civilian Employee Grievances 

Chapter 26: Disciplinary Procedures

26.1 General Rules and Regulations

26.2 Rules and Regulations Governing Police Officers’ Off-Duty Occupations

26.3 Political Activities Clause

26.4 Harassment and Discrimination in the Work Place 

The Personnel Proces

Chapter 31: Recruitment
Chapter 32: Selection
Chapter 33: Training and Career Development

33.1 Field Training and Evaluation

33.2 Training During Extended Illness/Injury 

Chapter 34: Promotion

34.1 Promotional Procedures 

Chapter 35: Performance Evaluation

35.1 Employee Performance Evaluation

35.2 Employee’s Drivers License

35.3 Awards and Recognition     -    Nomination form 

Law Enforcement Operations

Chapter 41: Patrol

41.1 Patrol

41.2 Vehicular Pursuit

41.3 Racial Profiling/Discriminatory Process

41.4 Transporting Sick or Injured Persons

41.5 Police Escorts

41.6 Auxiliary Weapons - Rifles

41.7 Bank Alarm Response

41.8 Bomb Threats or Calls

41.9 Fires

41.10 Police Reports-Completion, Submission, Approval and Distribution

41.11 Canine Officers

Operations Support

Chapter 42: Criminal Investigation

42.1 Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations & Confessions

42.2 Identifications - Eye Witnesses

42.3 Crime Scenes

42.5 Death Investigations

42.7 Sensitive Crimes

42.8 Domestic Violence/Abuse/Restraining Orders/Injunctions

42.9 Polygraph Examinations and Recommended Procedures 

Chapter 43: Vice, Drugs and Organized Crime

43.2 Tavern Violations 

Chapter 44: Juvenile Operations

44.1 Handling of Juveniles

44.2 Handling of Missing Persons 

Chapter 45: Police Officer Involved Domestic Violence

45.1 Police Officer Involved Domestic Abuse 

Chapter 46: Unusual Occurrences and Special Operations

46.1 Disaster Preparedness Plan

46.3 Accidents Involving Aircraft

46.4 Emergencies at the Regional Airport

46.5 Strikes - Labor Disputes

46.6 Civil Disturbances/Demonstrations 

Chapter 52: Internal Affairs

52.1 Police Officer Bill of Rights

52.2 Citizen Complaint Procedure    (form)

52.3 Psychological And Psychiatric Testing 

Chapter 53: Inspection Services

53.1 Uniforms, Inspection of Personnel, And Officer Equipment

53.2 Hairstyle Regulations and Jewelry

53.3 Vehicle Assignments and Maintenance

53.4 Firearms Discharge and Other Use of Force Investigations 

Chapter 54: Public Information

54.1 Police Media Relations

54.2 Open Records 

Chapter 55: Victim and Witness Assistance
Chapter 61: Traffic

61.1 Traffic Law Enforcement

61.2 Traffic Law Enforcement Action

61.3 Traffic Accidents - Investigation and Reporting

61.4 Arrest Involving Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (OWI)

61.5 Towing Illegally Parked Vehicles

Prisoners and Court Related Activities

Chapter 71: Prisoner Transportation

71.1 Transporting Persons in Custody

71.2 Booking: Duties of Arresting Officer 

Chapter 72: Holding Facilities
Chapter 73: Court Security
Chapter 74: Legal Procedures

74.1 Wisconsin Uniform Traffic Citation

74.2 Processing Municipal Warrants and Municipal Commitments

74.3 Wisconsin Uniform Municipal Court Citations 

Auxiliary and Technical Services

Chapter 81: Communications

81.1 Police Radio Communications

81.2 Use of e-Time

81.3 Recording of Telephone Conversations, Radio Transmissions and MDC Transmissions

81.4 Electronic Communications

81.5 Cellular Telephones 

Chapter 82: Records

82.1 Leave Application Cards

82.2 Employee Attendance Record

82.3 Review of Personnel Files 

Chapter 83: Colection and Preservation of Evidence
Chapter 84: Property Management

84.1 Property and Evidence Control

84.2 Requesting Property for Court, Investigation, Evidentiary Evaluation or Showing for Identification

Executing Search Warrants 



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