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The River Falls Police Department operates under Wisconsin's Open Records Law. Copies are $0.25 per page for 8 1/2 x 11. Other media fees are pursuant to the City's Fee Schedule. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received by police department staff during posted business hours. Complex reports may take longer. For further information click here.
Obtain an open records request form. Click here to email staff with any questions you may have.
Notice to Public - Access to Records (Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 19.34(1))
Yes, fingerprinting is done for citizens of the City of River Falls between Monday through Friday during our posted business hours. There is a $35.00 fee for this service. You must bring your fingerprint card with you, have it filled out in black ink, and have a valid picture ID. Please call the Police Department at (715) 425-0909 to schedule an appointment. We cannot fingerprint for Wisconsin teaching licenses. Please go to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for fingerprinting information.
No, the Police Department does not unlock car doors. There are several local businesses that provide this service for a nominal fee. They are: •Bowen's 715-425-2626 (during business hours) •Jensen Automotive 715-425-9702 (8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) •Jerry's Inc. 715-425-2706 (24 hours a day) •Swede's Service 715-425-5377 (day); 715-425-6445 (day or evening) ** In case of emergency, i.e. child locked inside, officers may assist.
Traffic/City Ordinance Violation Citations are processed through the River Falls Municipal Court, located at 222 Lewis Street. If you have any questions about paying for a Traffic/City Ordinance Violation citation or you would like to set a hearing date, please contact the Municipal Court directly at 715-426-3429.
Parking tickets can be paid by mail or in person at City Hall, 222 Lewis Street, or at the Police Department, 2815 Prairie Drive. Parking Tickets may also be paid online. http://www.remit-online.com/715222 or using the button on our webpage.
The Police Department will respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week to requests for police assistance. Normal business hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. The Police Department entrance is open 24 hours a day with a direct phone line to the dispatcher.
If you are requesting road closures, barricades or assistance from the Police Department or Department of Public Works, please complete the City of River Falls Special Event application and submit. Please submit your request with enough time for City staff to review and coordinate. The document can be found here.
Non-emergency reports can be made online using the reporting feature on this website, or by phone. Contact the Police Department at 715-425-0909. An Officer may be dispatched to your home or business to meet with you to follow-up with your report. If you find it more convenient you may come to the Police Department at 2815 Prairie Drive to meet with an Officer.
Call the Police Department at 715-425-0909 or notify us. We have two speed trailers that can be used to collect data in your area that we can then evaluate the speeds and consider assigning directed patrol for speed enforcement.
The River Falls Police Department generally does not get involved in investigating or giving advice relating to this topic as they are usually civil issues and not criminal. One of the best resources for information on this topic is a booklet entitled "Landlord's and Tenants, The Wisconsin Way," published by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The booklet can be accessed by accessing this link: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants.