A Message from the Chief of Police
On behalf of all the officers employed by the Trempealeau Police Department, I welcome you to our website. It has truly been my pleasure to serve you as a police officer and ultimately the Chief of Police. I take great pride in getting to know all the citizens of Trempealeau. This website was created to provide relevant information to you whether you are a Trempealeau resident, a prospective applicant, or simply seeking information about our department through the Internet. At this time, I also want to inform you that the Trempealeau Police Department also has a Facebook Page that also provides the most up to date relevant information regarding the Village of Trempealeau. I strongly believe that the cornerstone of a successful police department is their relationship with the community. Without your assistance, support and active involvement we can not make it happen. For example, we rely on citizens to be our eyes and ears in helping us succeed in our mission statement. When the citizens report crimes, suspicious behavior, disorderly activities, and any type of nuisances, they are making a direct impact on the overall quality of life and happiness within our Village. We are proud that we are proactive in using innovative methods and technologies to provide the best law enforcement service possible to the citizens of Trempealeau. Please read our mission statement and vision statement, which are two philosophies that the Trempealeau Police Department lives by.
We strive to be a dynamic, continuously improving
Organization devoted to service excellence in making our
community a safer and healthier place to live, work, and play.
The Trempealeau Police Department is committed to serving
the citizens of Trempealeau to the best of our ability and to
improve the quality of life for all within our community.
In fulfilling our mission, Officers will:
- Enforce laws and serve our community with respect and fairness.
- Share responsibility with citizens for improving safety and the quality of life.
- Create a high degree of customer satisfaction in performing our work.
- Value diversity.
- Recognize the individual talent, creativity, and contributions of all employees.
- Always look for ways to improve ourselves and our services.
Perform our work within the highest standards of integrity and honesty
Chief of Police
Chief Niedfeldt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2003 and holds a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Chief Niedfeldt is also an active volunteer fireman and first responder for both the Trempealeau Fire Department and the Coon Valley Fire Department.
Chief Rick Niedfeldt began his law enforcement career as a part-time police officer for the City of Viroqua. Chief Niedfeldt was then hired part-time for the Trempealeau Police Department and full-time for the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department. In May 2007, Chief Niedfeldt was hired full-time with the Trempealeau Police Department. In 2011, Niedfeldt was promoted to Chief of Police. During that time, Chief Niedfeldt became an training instructor in numerous regions. One of the greatest achievements was implementing the Trempealeau Chaplaincy Program that ultimately went county-wide.
Chief Niedfeldt is currently implementing several initiatives that emphasize neighborhood based problems, which relies on crime prevention and community engagement as the hallmarks of success. Chief Niedfeldt currently supervises the entire police department and its daily operations. The Trempealeau Police Department is consisted of two full-time officers, and 15 part-time officers.