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The Tomah Police Department and have entered into a partnership offering free drug test kits to parents in the Tomah area.  Concerned, involved parents are the strongest deterrent kids have for staying off drugs, but peer pressure to experiment with drugs is one of the biggest stumbling blocks kids face.  To help both parents and teens with the battle against drug involvement, the Tomah Police Department is implementing a new “Test My Teen” drug-prevention program that is designed to keep parents in touch with what is really going on with their teens and give teens a way to stop peer pressure dead in its tracks when friends urge them to experiment with drugs. 


The program allows parents to obtain one free drug test kit by doing the following:


-          Visit and click on “products”

-          Add the Noble 10 Drug Home Test Kit to your shopping basket

-          Enter this special voucher code 7A4Z8 when prompted during checkout

-          The cost of the kit will drop to $0.00 and all that will remain are shipping and handling charges (Normally $6.95)


The kits are shipped directly to your residence using non-descript packaging that allows you to preserve your family’s privacy.  Parents without internet access can pick up a printed voucher at the Tomah Police Department. This program provides families with an effective tool in the fight against drug experimentation and use.  When teens’ so-called friends pressure them to experiment with drugs, they can tell their friends, “No thanks, my parents test me.”  That takes the pressure off teens to defend their choice for not using.  This program also provides a way for teens previously caught using drugs to rebuild trust with their parents.  Parents can know for sure if their teen is telling the truth when they say, “No, I am no longer using.”  Parents who would like to know more about the Test My Teen program can go to the program’s website at  Once there, they will find the answers to many of their questions, informational videos and test instructions.    


Additional questions about the program can be directed to Lieutenant Scott Holum at 608-374-7409.



Operation Lifesaver (, the rail safety education nonprofit organization, urges professional photographers to refrain from taking photos of high school seniors, wedding parties, and other subjects on train tracks or trestles.

Here are Operation Lifesaver's six “must-know" tips for professional photographers considering a photo shoot near the tracks:

1.            Trains can’t stop quickly to avoid people or vehicles on the tracks.

2.            An optical illusion makes it hard to determine a train's distance from you - and its speed. 

3.            The average train overhangs the track by at least three feet.

4.            Railroad tracks, trestles, yards and rights-of-way are private property.

5.            No tracks should be assumed to be abandoned or inactive.

6.            People in your community mimic your behavior.

Download our Professional Photographers of America-endorsed, PDF format guide, "Safety First: Why Photographers Must Stay Away from Train Tracks."

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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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