Pleasant Prairie Police Department

Canine Unit

K-9 Officer Scott Beaumier is the handler of “Echo”, a mix of German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois. Echo is considered a multi-purpose police dog that can assist in tracking people, lost children, people with dementia, and suspects attempting to evade officers. Echo can also perform drug searches and provide officer protection during escalated events.

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Recognizing that certain types of situations involving individuals with mental illness require a specialized response from law enforcement, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department have specially trained officers who assist in identifying when someone in the community may be experiencing a mental health crisis. Crisis intervention gives frontline officers the tools to better communicate with people in crisis and get the individual the help that is needed.

Honor Guard

The main goals of the honor guard are to honor law enforcement officers from all over the nation and to serve the community of Pleasant Prairie as a representative group from the Police Department.
The Honor Guard is responsible for a variety of services including upholding traditions of the police service; presentation and preservation of federal, state, and local flags; ceremony preparation and participation; and organization of services to department members at the time of due respects.

Crash Reconstruction

The Pleasant Prairie Police Department has a team of officers specially trained for the investigation and reconstruction of major traffic crashes. Our crash investigation team uses a Trimble Total Station laser surveying system to take the measurements which are then downloaded into a computer aided drawing system to produce three dimensional drawings and animations. The software can also calculate vehicle speeds based on the evidence collected. All of this information is used for criminal prosecution and civil litigation.

Motorcycle Unit

The Pleasant Prairie Police Department has two Harley Davidson motorcycles which are operated by 1st Shift Motor Officer Tim Sheffield, and 2nd Shift Motor Officer Jerry Paul. They are used during the spring, summer, and fall. Besides being used for normal patrol, they are used for traffic enforcement and for special events such as triathlons and parades.

Traffic Safety

Pleasant Prairie Police are committed to traffic education, engineering, enforcement and emergency response. The focus of our efforts is to change driver behavior and reduce unsafe driving practices. Traffic safety was a priority in 2014 with officers working grant funded Click It or Ticket events, Safe and Sober details, and other DUI and traffic-related enforcement projects.

Parking Enforcement

The primary responsibility of the Parking Enforcement Officer is to patrol assigned areas (specifically RecPlex, Prairie Springs Park and designated retail establishments) enforcing the Village of Pleasant Prairie’s Parking Ordinances by issuing tickets to overtime parking violators and illegally parked vehicles. The Parking Enforcement Officer also works closely with the Community Development Department by assisting in investigating and enforcing Village ordinance violations.