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"Move Over" For Stopped Emergency Vehicles !

Vehicles moving over in response to a law enforcement vehicle working along side the highway.
Move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles

Drivers must provide a safety zone for stopped law enforcement, emergency and maintenance vehicles

To help safeguard law enforcement officers, emergency responders, road maintenance workers, and others who work on the side of highways, Wisconsin has a "Move Over Law."

"State law. Move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles" sign

The law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing.

Drivers have two options for creating a safety zone:

  • If the road has more than one directional lane, like the Interstate, and you can switch lanes safely, you must move over to vacate the lane closest to the law enforcement or other vehicle with its lights flashing.
  • If the road has a single directional lane or you can't safely move over, you must reduce your speed.

Failure of motorists to move over is one of the reasons that motor vehicle crashes kill more law enforcement officers on duty than any other cause.


2015 National Night Out is on August 4, 2015

Registration Flyer

We hope to see you there!

AUGUST 2014: National Night Out 2014 was a success! Check out the photos on our Facebook Page here - Tomah PD


Ordinance Information:

The Tomah Police Department will be working to educate the citizens of our great community on different ordinances. As of late, we have focused on buildings within the City of Tomah that don't have building numbers ...displayed as described in the ordinance below. If contact is not made with the property owner a warning/notice will be placed in a mailbox or other conspicuous location. Whether contact is made or not a warning will be issued for tracking purposes and enforcement action, if necessary. The property owner will have 15 days to correct the violation. If a property owner needs additional time they need to contact the Tomah Police Department.

Please go to and at the top of the page there is a link for ‘MUNICIPAL CODE.' This is a very handy tool to quickly locate ordinances concerning the City of Tomah. Enter a key word into the search bar and you’ll get results that should allow you to quickly locate the desired information.

I will be overseeing this project and any questions or concerns can be directed to me at 608-374-7512 or by email at Let’s all work together to make this community better than it already is. We thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Ord. Sec. 10-6. Building numbers.

(a) Generally. All buildings in the city shall be assigned a building number by the public works department. The assigned number shall be displayed on the front of the building. The assigned number shall be displayed in contrasting colors. The number shall be four inches or larger.

(b) Commercial buildings. Any commercial building with a public entrance fronting an alley shall display the building number at that location. The number shall be four inches or larger.

Sergeant Eric Pedersen

11-10-12: Just a reminder of the new speed limit change on North Superior Avenue. The speed limit is 30MPH from Larkin Street to the Railroad tracks. Speed citations may result if you are stopped by Police. CLICK HERE FOR THE TOMAH JOURNAL ARTICLE

03-13-12: The Tomah Police Department has recently joined the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network. Information from law enforcement will come right to your email, cell phone text, or fax machine, in real time when you need it most. The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network is used for: Crime Prevention, Finding Stolen Property, Identifying Suspects, Locating Missing Persons, Notifying public about Police Action. All Alerts are TIMELY, RELEVANT, and ACTIONABLE for the recipient. If you are interested in joining, or for more information, please visit the link below for more details.

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WISCONSIN'S NEW CCW LAW / Questions & Answers


Suspicious Activity / Ordinance Violations



TOMAH DRUG TIP LINE: (608) 374-7510
The Tomah Police Department has created a "Drug Tip Line" as a means for citizens to provide information anonymously regarding the possession or sale of illegal drugs in or around the City of Tomah. Anyone with information is to call the number provided an leave a detailed voicemail. The voicemail will be maintained by the Tomah Police Department Investigator, who will be conducting an appropriate investigation into the matter.


805 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI  54660

Phone: (608) 374-7400
Fax: (608) 374-7413