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Community Roll Call

Members of the Wauwatosa Police Department's Community Support Division, with backup provided by the folks at, are now blogging. We will be providing you with an ongoing series of crime prevention tips, any current crime trends as well as pertinent news and notes as it relates to your Police Department.

Holiday Shopping Tips

Shopping, Safety

The busiest retail day of the year, the Friday after Thanksgiving is just three short weeks away; and as such its time for the annual shopping safety tips to be posted. Please take the time to review the tips listed below and should you think of some additional tips, add them in the comments section or give me an email.

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Christmas / Holiday Season Scams

Crime Prevention, Identity Theft, Internet Safety, Shopping, Theft, Holiday Safety

1.      Dubious Web Merchants. Each holiday season features an item so desirable that many store shelves are quickly emptied of it. To exploit scarcity, scammers set up websites offering this product, as do dishonest online auction sellers.

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