Police Department

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Brooklyn Police Department

The Brooklyn Police Department is comprised of a full-time Police Chief, and part-time Patrol Officers and one part-time Clerical Staff member. The Police Department is located in the Community Building on the second floor. Due to part-time staffing, Police Patrol and other typical law enforcement services are limited. 

Citizens of the Village of Brooklyn are encouraged to contact us so that we may respond to take a report and/or provide assistance.  In those instances that are not time sensitive or an emergency feel free to call and leave a voice message or send an e-mail and we will contact you.  If the situation is urgent or an emergency, you are encouraged to call 911 so that law enforcement from either Dane County Sheriff’s Department or Green County Sheriff’s Department may respond in a timely manner.   

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Wade R. Engelhart
Chief of Police
Brooklyn Police Department




Please call 911 in emergencies

Village of Brooklyn Police Department
102 N. Rutland Ave.
P.O. Box 189
Brooklyn, WI 53521
Office: 608-455-2131 (non-emergency)
Fax: 608-455-1799

Date: May 8, 2019

 Village of Brooklyn Police Department to mobilize for
Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from
May 20 to June 2
The village of Brooklyn Police Department will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 20 to June 2.

“As we enter another major travel season, we’re reminding motorists that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to protect themselves and prevent needless tragedies along our roadways,” said Chief Wade Engelhart.

Currently, Wisconsin’s seat belt use rate stands at 89 percent, behind our neighboring states of Minnesota and Michigan that are both over 90 percent. Last year, about half of the car and truck occupants killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes were not buckled up.

“Our goal is voluntary compliance with traffic laws, not to write citations,” Chief Engelhart said. “But given a choice, we’d much rather write a ticket than have to knock on someone’s door and inform them that a loved one has been killed or seriously injured in a crash. So, we’re reminding all motorists to buckle up, every seat, every trip.”

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Wisconsin’s primary seat belt law that allows law enforcement to stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a safety belt. In addition, drivers can be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle. Last year in Wisconsin, there were 50,875 traffic convictions for failure to fasten seat belts

For more information contact: Chief Wade Engelhart 608-455-2131

Vacation/Vacant Building Check Form - Please fill out and email, mail or fax to the Police Department.
Fax - 608-455-1799
102 N. Rutland Avenue
Brooklyn, WI  53521

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Officer Kosharek volunteering with the Community Ed Rescue kids classes.

Brooklyn Daisy Troop 7406 - "We earned the Respect Authority petal at our last meeting. We talked about those of authority and decided our Brooklyn Police Officer deserved some much needed 'thanks for risking your life for ours,' 'thanks for keeping us safe,' 'thanks for saving lives,' 'thanks for your protection,' 'thanks for your service.'   And thank you for the photo to put in their Daisy year end scrapbooks!!!"

 Worthless Checks

The Village of Brooklyn, through correct procedures by the Brooklyn Police Department and its Merchants pursues enforcement actions enforcing the Village of Brooklyn’s ordinance against worthless check violators. Click here for our worthless check policy and procedure.



The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network (WCAN) is a statewide program that links law enforcement agencies with the business community and the public in a partnership to fight crime.  WCAN is a highly effective program which can help prevent crime and aid in the apprehension of criminals.

WCAN allows law enforcement agencies to send out crime alert bulletins rapidly, to the business community and to the general public, whenever a crime or suspect may affect citizens of their businesses. WCAN provides a rapid, cost-effective means of communication between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

For more details on Wisconsin Crime Alert Network, click here or on the logo above.