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La Crosse is a city in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.79 square miles (61.62 sq. km). The City of La Crosse had a population of approximately 51,818 in the year 2010.

The mayor of La Crosse, Wisconsin is Tim Kabat. Tim Kabat can be contacted at (608) 789-7500 and by email at

Tim Kabat, Mayor
City of La Crosse
City Hall
400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 789-7500
Fax: (608) 789-8261

La Crosse City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in La Crosse, Wisconsin was 292.0, higher than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 280.5. According to research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 211 registered sex offenders living in La Crosse, Wisconsin as of March 30, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in La Crosse to the number of sex offenders is 248 to 1.

There were an estimated 2,307 total crimes per 100,000 people in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This rate is higher than the average in the state of Wisconsin which has 2,128 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in La Crosse is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in La Crosse, there were an estimated 140 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Wisconsin is 320 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 2,167 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is higher than both the Wisconsin average of 1,808 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in La Crosse, Wisconsin:

  • The overall crime rate in La Crosse is 61% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.1 daily crimes that occur in La Crosse.
  • La Crosse is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In La Crosse you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in La Crosse has increased by 5%.

La Crosse, Wisconsin Police Station Information

La Crosse Police Department

The La Crosse Police Department has 93 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 51,335 people.

Ron Tischer, Chief of Police
La Crosse Police Department
City Hall – 1st Floor
400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 789-7200
Non-Emergency: (608) 785-5962
Parking Utility: (608) 789-7295
Fax: (608) 789-7250
Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

La Crosse Police Dept
La Crosse Police Facebook

La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office

The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Jeff Wolf, Sheriff
La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office
Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center
333 Vine Street
La Crosse, WI 54601-3296
Phone: (608)785-9629
Fax: (608)785-5640

La Crosse County Sheriff
La Crosse Sheriff Facebook

La Crosse County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

La Crosse County Jail
333 Vine Street
La Crosse, WI 54601-3296
Phone: (608) 785-9630

Visitations Hours at La Crosse County Jail:
To access inmate visitation schedules visit at

Inmate Visitation Schedules
La Crosse County Jail

Police Records Request in La Crosse, Wisconsin

We have not found any police records information on La Crosse. Instead we have included public records. Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk is responsible for reservation of and open access to public records. Requests for public records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s Open Records Request Form. The completed application shall be hand delivered, mailed, or sent via fax to the City Clerk’s office during regular office hours, except during legal holidays.

Open Records Request Form:

La Crosse Records Form

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Teri Lehrke, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of La Crosse
2nd Floor
400 La Crosse St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 789-7510
Fax: (608) 789-7552
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

La Crosse City Clerk

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