Big Bend is served by a professional Police Department, consisting of three full-time officers and nine part-time officers. The Chief of Police is Donald J. Gaglione. The department offers ride-alongs and a volunteer program. The police station is located at W230 S9185 Nevins St.
Auxiliary Police Officers
In 2012, we started an Auxiliary Officer program. These are members of the community that are interested in a law enforcement career, and are willing to donate their time to assist our department. Auxiliary Officers typically perform data entry work in the station, assist the court officer during Municipal Court, and learn about police work by riding along with officers while on patrol.
Reserve Police Officers
Our Reserve Officer program is now up and running. Reserve Officers are certified Police Officers who are seeking experience in the profession. They will ride with our officers on patrol and work special events. This is an unpaid position.
The Crime Prevention Committee, in conjunction with the Big Bend Police Department are pleased to announce the formation of a Neighborhood Watch Program. All interested residents / business owners are invited to attend the monthly meeting held on the first Tuesday at 6:00pm in the Village Hall. For more information contact Sgt. Karen Dingman at the Big Bend Police Department – 262.662.3782 or Chairperson Marlaena Barber 414.698.1918. A new e-mail address is also available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salvage Vehicle Inspections:
Did you know?…The Village of Big Bend Police Department is the only department within Waukesha County which performs salvage vehicle inspection services. These services are performed by an officer on the department and are available by appointment. To set-up an appointment for an inspection, please contact Officer Nelson by calling 262.613.9203.
Wisconsin Vehicle Registration:
The Big Bend Municipal Court provides Wisconsin vehicle registration and registration renewals. We have license plates and renewal stickers available for immediate issue. This service is available for autos, light trucks (A, B or C) and motorcycles. Please call Court Clerk, Gail Vogel for more information at 262.662.2966.
The Big Bend Police Department would be happy to keep an eye on your property while you are away. Please use the Vacation Check Request Form to request that Police add patrols to your home to help ensure that your property stays safe. This is a free service and your information will be kept strictly confidential. Please call 262.662.2966 with any questions and safe travels!
Our department would be happy to fingerprint you and you don’t even have to commit a crime! Many different situations could lead you to require fingerprinting for employment or other general legal purposes. We are happy to provide this service. Please call 262.662.2966 to set an appointment with one of our officers. This service is by appointment only with a fee of $5.00 to cover our officer’s time and materials.
Police Department Contacts
- Chief Donald J. Gaglione – email@example.com
- Lieutenant Jon Kopecky – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sergeant Karen Dingman – email@example.com
- Police Clerk Gail Vogel – firstname.lastname@example.org
- General E-mail – email@example.com
Emergency Phone: 9-1-1
*The non-emergency number is answered by the Waukesha County Communications dispatcher and is staffed 24 hours-a-day.