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Westby is a city in Vernon County, Wisconsin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.60 square miles (6.73 sq. km). The City of Westby had a population of approximately 2,045 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Westby, Wisconsin is Danny Helgerson. Danny Helgerson can be contacted at (608) 634-3416 and by email at dhelgerson@cityofwestby.org.

Danny Helgerson, Mayor
City of Westby
200 N. Main St.
Westby, WI 54667-1108
Phone: (608) 634-3416
Email: dhelgerson@cityofwestby.org
Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Westby City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Westby, Wisconsin was 103.7, higher than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 283.6. According to research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Westby, Wisconsin as of April 13, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Westby to the number of sex offenders is 246 to 1.

There were an estimated 64 total crimes per 100,000 people in Westby, Wisconsin. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Wisconsin which has 2,128 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Westby is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Westby, there were an estimated 2 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 62 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower 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 Westby, Wisconsin:

  • The overall crime rate in Westby is 2% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.68 daily crimes that occur in Westby.
  • Westby is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Westby you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Westby has decreased by 11%.

Westby, Wisconsin Police Station Information

Westby Police Department

The Westby Police Department has 4 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 1,963 people.

David Jefson, Chief of Police
Westby Police Department
200 N. Main St.
Westby, WI 54667-1108
Email: djefson@cityofwestby.org
Phone: (608) 634-4411
Fax: (608) 634-2499
Emergency: 911

Westby Police Dept
Westby Police Facebook

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office

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

John Spears, Sheriff
Vernon County Sheriff’s Office
1320 Bad Axe Court,
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: (608) 637-2123
Emergency: 911
Hours: 24 hours a day

Vernon County Sheriff

Vernon County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Vernon County Jail

1320 Bad Axe Court,
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: (608) 638-5780
Fax: (608) 638-5785

Visitations Hours at Vernon County Jail:

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Monday and Wednesday (Evening) and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Sunday (Female inmates)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday (Evening); 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Saturday (Male inmates)

Vernon Jail Visitations
Vernon County Jail

Police Records Request in Westby, Wisconsin

We have not found any police records information on Westby. Instead we have included public records. Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. 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.

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Roxy Wedwick, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Westby
City Hall
200 N. Main St.
Westby, WI 54667-1108
Phone: (608) 634-3416
Email: rwedwick@cityofwestby.org
Hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Westby City Clerk

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