Beaver Dam Police Department Release 2022 Annual Report

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department recently released their annual report for 2022. It includes a number of different statistics including citations. There was a total of 1,160 adult citations and 121 juvenile citations issued last year, for a total amount of $222,582.78. There was also a total of $17,165 dollars in parking tickets. Chief of Police John Kreuziger says he compares these numbers year-to-year.

“What I have here is I go back sometimes, usually I go back five-years and see how we are,” says Kreuziger. “So, if you go back even in the five years for those numbers, they’re just a little under the average.”  

Kreuziger says 2022 was a low year and below the five year average. The top adult citations include operating after suspension, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, and mandatory seatbelt requirement. The chief says the number of seatbelt citations issued, which was 93, may be slightly inflated due to the Click It or Ticket Program.

“That’s the purpose of that grant, is to target those not wearing a seatbelt,” Kreuziger says. “So, their specific duty is just to come in and stop and issue, they have to issue a citation.”

Kreuziger says the goal of the grant is to issue citations so that more people will begin to wear their seatbelt.

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