Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department

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Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department
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Logo of the Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department
Agency overview
Formed 1907
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Legal jurisdiction Municipal
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters North End of Fair Grounds
Sworn members 115
Agency executive James Bruno, Chief of Police
Facilities
Stations 1
Website
Official website

The Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department is the police department that protects the Wisconsin State Fair Park grounds and, if necessary, the area surrounding it. Officers are on duty every day of the year from 8:00 AM to Midnight. It is a department whose officers enjoy full police powers, and has close connections to the West Allis Police Department.[1]

History[edit]

The Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department was founded in 1907 as a police entity. It continued to operate as such until 1999, when it was dissolved. Between 2000 and 2006, the Wisconsin Capitol Police were responsible for law enforcement operations during the Wisconsin State Fair. In 2007, the Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department was recreated to provide year-round protection for the park grounds.

One of the first police departments to have a Mounted Unit (officers on horseback) in the United States was this department.[2]

Divisions[edit]

  • Patrol
  • Mounted
  • Bike
  • Traffic
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Major Incident Response

Vehicles[edit]

The Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department has numerous vehicles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Website
  2. ^ State Fair Employee
  3. ^ Heimermann, Asher. "Wisconsin State Fair Park Police photos". Wisconsin Public Safety Photo Library.