"Serving the Community"

Welcome to the Tomah Police Department

Chief Mark Nicholson

Appointed January 15, 2014

A Message from the Police Chief

Welcome! The purpose of this site is to share information with the citizens we serve, as well as to showcase our police department to visitors from around the world. Whatever your reasons for visiting us, we hope you find the information presented here useful and informative. Please contact us in person, by phone, or through email with any concerns, questions, or comments.


The Tomah Police Department exists to serve the Community by protecting life and property, by preventing crime, enforcing laws, and by maintaining order for the Citizens.

- We will uphold the fundamental value of this democracy through belief in the constitution and dedication to liberty and justice. We respect and protect the rights of all citizens fairly and without favoritism.

- We will demonstrate honor and integrity in all we do through ethical behavior.

- We are accountable to each other and to the citizens we serve, who are the source of our authority. To do so we must be responsive to community concerns, acknowledge our mistakes, manage our resources effectively, and thoroughly investigate complaints against our employees.

- We believe that cooperation and teamwork will enable us to achieve the common goals of working as a team, and achieving the goals and objectives of the Department and City.

- We are capable people who care about the citizens of the City of Tomah. We believe that pride in ourselves, in others, in our work and in the Department is a key factor in obtaining excellence.


About the Department

The Tomah Police Department provides a 24-hour a day public protection service to the citizens and community of Tomah. In 2017 there were 16,529 dispatched calls for service, an increase from 15,437 calls in 2016 and 14, 308 calls in 2015. These calls include phone calls/complaints from dispatch, counter complaints, in person reporting of incidents, community Police contacts, self initiated contacts and traffic stops. Previously, the Tomah Police Department handled approximately 15,031 calls for service in 2014, approximately 14,387 calls for service in 2013, about 17,247 calls for service in 2012, approximately 17,108 calls for service in 2011, approximately 20,460 calls for service in 2010 and approximately 21,816 calls for service in 2009.

The Department serves about 9,405 residents and patrols approximately 9.0 square miles within the City limits. The City is a main artery for transportation that includes Interstates 90 and 94, US Highway 12, State Highways 16, 21 and 131, County Highways ET, CA and CM. The City has Greyhound bus services, along with an Amtrak train depot and a City owned airport.

The Department is equipped with four marked Ford SUV Police Interceptors, one marked Police Tahoe (K-9 vehicle), one un-marked sport utility vehicle (Supervisor's vehicle), four un-marked squads (Chief's take-home truck, Two Investigator's vehicles and a Training car). The Tomah Police Department also has a Tactical Unit van, MRAP armored vehicle, a marked Nuisance Abatement Vehicle and two mountain bikes. Each patrol vehicle is equipped with a variety of equipment including a shotgun, patrol rifle, water rescue devices, road spikes and radar. Each Officer is also assigned a take-home portable radio.

The Department is staffed by a Chief of Police, two Lieutenants (one in charge of Operations and one in charge of Support Services), five Sergeants who act as shift supervisors, nine Patrol Officers, one School Resource Officer, two Investigators, and a clerical staff of four. The Police Department's Office is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM (except holidays).

Tomah Area Warrants List
Last Updated: April 2, 2018

Monroe County Crime Stoppers

** If you know the whereabouts of someone on the list, please contact the Tomah Police Department or your local Police or Sheriff's Department. **

** DO NOT try to apprehend the subject yourself. **

DISCLAIMER: The information published on this web site was valid or thought to be valid at the time of publication. This is not a complete list of persons with active warrants through the Tomah Police Department or Monroe County Sheriffs Department.  The Tomah Police Department reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time and without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies. If your name appears on this list, please contact the Tomah Police Department.
A 24-hour tip line is available to anyone wishing to report a criminal activity or having information relating to a crime.  Callers may be eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information given if it leads to an arrest and/or return of property.  Callers can remain anonymous.


Telephone Contact: 269-STOP(7876) or 372-STOP(7876)

​E-Mail: contactus@monroecountycrimestoppers.com

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.

Call or Send Us a Message

Non-Emergency: 608-374-7400

"Serving the Community"