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Community Roll Call

Members of the Wauwatosa Police Department's Community Support Division, with backup provided by the folks at WauwatosaNow.com, 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.

East North Avenue Business Block Watch

If you missed last weeks meeting at Cranky Al's don't worry; we are working closely with Milwaukee's North Ave BID as well as the Milwaukee Police Department's Disctrict 3 Community Liaisons on having a joint meeting in the coming weeks.

Also in the works is a phone calling system that can get word of issues concering our North Ave Merchants out in a very short amount of time!

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Good Drugs Gone Bad

Drugs

This is the first in a series of blogs addressing the abuse of prescription medications for non-medicinal purposes. This information comes to us courtesy of Officer Jason Weber who is the Community Liaison for the Town of Menasha PD and also sits on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Crime Prevention Practitioners Association (WCPPA / www.wicrimeprevention.com).

Scanning -Identified problem
When people speak of drug abuse, one immediately thinks of drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. However, people rarely think of the common drugs found in their homes and medicine cabinets. These pharmaceuticals typically are used for medicinal or “good” purposes; however we are starting to see an alarming trend of abuse of this medicine. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, nearly 7 million Americans abuse prescription drugs. That’s more than the total number abusing cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and other drugs – and the number has increased 80% in the past 6 years.

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Good Drugs Gone Bad II

Drugs

This is the second in a series of blogs addressing the abuse of prescription medications for non-medicinal purposes. This information comes to us courtesy of Officer Jason Weber who is the Community Liaison for the Town of Menasha PD and also sits on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Crime Prevention Practitioners Association (WCPPA / www.wicrimeprevention.com).

Analysis – Localized problem

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Good Drugs Gone Bad III

Drugs

This is the third and final series of blogs addressing the abuse of prescription medications for non-medicinal purposes. This information comes to us courtesy of Officer Jason Weber who is the Community Liaison for the Town of Menasha PD and also sits on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Crime Prevention Practitioners Association (WCPPA / www.wicrimeprevention.com).

Community wide effort

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BIKE SAFETY AND ROAD RIDING REMINDERS

Bike

The warm weather is approaching so it is time refresh bike safety and road riding reminders.

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