The Rhinelander Police Department Division currently utilizes Ford Crown Victorias, Chevrolet Impalas, Chevrolet Caprices, and Chevrolet Tahoes as their primary patrol vehicles. Each squad car is equipped and maintained with tools and equipment necessary for Patrol Officers to perform their job efficiently and effectively. Some of those tools/equipment include:
1. Radar Unit
2. Squad Car Camera
3. AR-15 Tactical Rifle
4. Mobile Data Computer (MDC)
5. Digital Camera
6. Tactical Vest and Helmet
8. Remington 870 Express Shotgun
10. First Aid Kits
The Rhinelander Police Department also has a 2008 Harley Davidson Police Motorcycle which is utilized during normal patrol duties
and during special events. The Rhinelander Police Department started the motorcycle patrol division in 2004 and has continued
with the program since that time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Police Chief Michael Steffes
or Officer Chad Brown at (715) 365-5300 during normal business hours.
If you have any questions regarding the Rhinelander Police Department Patrol Division, please feel free to contact us at (715) 365-5300
during normal business hours. You may also send a work related email to one of the Patrol Sergeants / Patrol Officers by clicking
on their name below. Please do not send junk mail, offensive material, or anything else you would not want to be transmitted
to a Police Department. Threats or reports of crimes will be investigated using all internet crime tracking tools available.
201 N. Brown Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
The Rhinelander Police Department Patrol Division consists of nine full-time Patrol Officers and four full-time Patrol Sergeants. The Patrol Divison's main responsibility is handling calls for service that the Rhinelander Police Department receives on a daily basis. In addition to handling calls, the Patrol Division performs traffic enforcement, they patrol the city parks, they handle requests for the media, and they give various presentations to the community. In 2012, the Rhinelander Police Department responded to 7804 calls for service.