The Wind Point Police Department hosted a community safety meeting on Monday, April 26.  Over 70 residents attended the meeting.  The Village Administrator and Police Chief presented background information on the Wind Point Police Department, historic crime trends in Wind Point, and provided suggestions and recommendations on what residents can do to improve safety at their homes and in their neighborhoods.  The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.

At night’s meeting, members of the community helped the police department identify safety concern which included:
  • Vehicles speeding on Lake Meadow Drive, specifically vehicles going to and from the Prairie School.
  • Pedestrian safety along Four Mile Road including concerns about drivers passing in the bike and pedestrian lane.
  • The creation of a neighborhood watch program
  • The possible addition of more hours to the police department for more patrol activities.
  • The possible moving the police department to a full time department.  The estimated costs and tax implications for property owners including costs for additional hours and fulltime department costs, can be viewed here.  

The Village Board and Staff will be discussing the outcomes in the meeting and will be coming up with an action plan to address the concerns raised at the meeting and the best way to move forward on these concerns.

Another community meeting will likely be held in the next few months.  The plan for this meeting will be to discuss progress from concerns raised at the April meeting, to hear from residents on how they are feeling since the last community meeting, and to continue a discussion on addressing public safety issues.

If you have any questions or concerns and were unable to attend last night’s meeting please contact Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer Casey Griffiths at c.griffiths@windpoint.org or 262-639-3524, or Police Chief Rick Von Drasek at police@windpoint.org or 262-639-3022.