POLICE DEPARTMENT SERVICES & INFORMATION

The Village of Fontana Police Department is located directly across the street from The Abbey Resort in the Public Safety Building with the Fire Department and EMS on Fontana Boulevard.  Office business hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (except holidays). 

Services available during regular office hours:

* Fingerprinting for Employment if you are resident or worker in Fontana (please call and make an appointment)
* Copies of Reports (please call ahead to save time)
* Municipal Citations Payment - Not Parking Citations
* Crime Prevention Material
* WI self reporting motor vehicle accident forms
* Vehicle and boat registration forms
* Alarm registrations
* Home checks

The department employs 9 full and part-time employees; a chief, 1 lieutenant, 4 full time officers and 1 part time officers, an administrative assistant, and a non sworn seasonal community service officer.  Twenty-four (24) hour coverage is provided. The Walworth County Sheriff's Department handles 911 dispatching.

Fontana's police department has 4 squads, 1 NEV, 3 bicycles and one ATV. Bicycles, equipped with emergency lights and medical equipment are used on warmer days when staffing levels allow. 

Most squads are equipped with the following:

* Automatic External Defibulator (DEFIBS) * Cellular Telephone
* Digital Camera * Emergency Lights
* Evidence Collection Kit * First Aid Kit
* Gas mask * In Squad Video Camera
* Mobile Data Computers (MDCs) * Preliminary Breath Tester
* Radar * Radios
* Rifle and Shotgun    

Officers carry portable radios to communicate with other officers and the dispatch center when away from their squad.  A back-up radio system can be operated from the Public Safety Building in the event the dispatch center is out of service.

A computerized record system allows electronic access from each squad car. This system allows us to conduct vehicle and driver license checks from the squad cars.  The department maintains an extensive evidence collection, processing and storing capability with the ability to send items to the state crime lab for in-depth analysis. We also have a Intoximeter to test suspected intoxicated drivers at our police department.

Each officer participates in on-going training each year, which includes the state required in-service and specialized training to improve each officer's unique skills and all newly hired officers must complete a field training program that lasts several months. Fontana is one of a the few law enforcement agencies in the area that requires its officers to have at least an associate's or a bachelor's degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice. 

The department participates in various national, state, and county organizations; such as the county wide drug unit, sexual assault task force, gang unit and a criminal information exchange network.