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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.

Railroad Crossing Safety Part III

Public Education, Safety

Look both ways! Always expect a train. Trains can run on any track, at any time, in either direction. After a train passes, look both ways before proceeding.

Don’t get stuck on the tracks! Before you cross, be sure there is room on the other side to completely clear the tracks. Trains overhang the tracks by at least 3 feet on each side. For safety, leave at least 15 feet between your vehicle and the nearest rail.

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