This release is being disseminated to identify upcoming changes to services that the Fox Valley Metro Police Department provides. I want to emphasize the fact that these changes in no way impact public safety nor the quality of the policing services that we provide to the citizens of Kimberly, Little Chute and Combined Locks. The services impacted are pure convenience or “nice to have” in nature and are not critical to our core business of providing for order and public safety. These services simply cannot be maintained in the current operational and budgetary environment.
Effective immediately, the following services will be discontinued by the Fox Valley Metro:
- 1)Vehicle lockouts:
- We will continue to respond to lockouts that involve threats to safety such as when child is locked in a car, whether running or not.
- All other requests will be referred to private locksmiths or tow companies that offer those services.
- 2)Investigation of non-return of Library materials:
- The Little Chute/Kimberly joint library system will pursue civil penalties for failure to return library materials. This does not preclude the issuance of citations for theft for those that fail to return library material.
The following service changes will be implemented in the upcoming months. Notice will be given when implementation dates have been determined.
- 1)Little Chute dog licensing:
- The FVMPD will no longer sell and issue dog licenses for the Village of Little Chute at the Police Department. That service will be provided at the Little Chute Village Hall in the near future.
- 2)Services to be offered by appointment only:
- The following services will only be provided on certain days and times (to be determined)
- § Evidence release
- § Fingerprinting
- § Bartender licensing
Chief Erik Misselt