Team Policing

What is Team Policing?

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The Oshkosh Police Department has embraced the philosophy and implementation of "Team Policing." Team policing is a modification of Community Oriented Policing where the same Team of officers across all shifts is assigned to patrol the same District. The City is organized into 7 Districts, each supervised by a Patrol Sergeant and comprised of Patrol Officers, supported by Detectives and School Resource Officers. The fundamentals of Team Policing are being community oriented, problem-solving focused, and data driven.

The main component of team policing is for the officers to work together with the community to establish partnerships. Communication is a key factor, and it is important for the officers to share information with each other as well as to share information with citizens. It is so much easier to work on problems and find a solution when all the parties involved know each other. The teams focus on problem-solving and assisting neighborhoods with improving quality of life issues. Policing has generally been reactive; Team Policing is proactive in addressing problem and other nuisance type situations. Several of the teams have distributed crime prevention information and safety tips to the businesses in their areas and have held Neighborhood Watch meetings. Others have participated in Safety Fairs, community education and have been seen "walking the beat."

Some of the benefits of Team Policing come from the officers truly getting to know their team area better and feeling a sense of ownership for what goes on there. They are more aware of "the little things" as well as the bigger problems. The officers have developed a sense of pride for positive interaction and activity in their area. The citizens also know they can go to one of their team officers, and no matter what the issue, they have someone who will listen and help work out a solution. This way, citizens get to know us before they need us.

The team approach allows officers to continue the day-to-day patrol functions such as responding to calls for service. The major change is what the officers do when they have "down time" and are not assigned to a specific call or duty. Our main function is still to prevent and solve crimes, and Team Policing promotes this with the cooperative efforts of both the police and the community. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700 to report non-emergency situations and file police reports.

Who are my District Officers?

As part of the Team Policing Neighborhood Officer initiative, the Police Department in coordination with City IT, developed an interactive map that illustrates 151 Neighborhood Reporting Areas (outlined in blue on the map) and the seven Police Districts (color shaded areas) of the City. Locate a specific area of the map within a blue colored neighborhood boundary that you are interested in and click on that location to bring up an information box that identifies the following:

  • Photo of the Officer assigned to that specific neighborhood with linkable email and cell phone number to contact the officer directly for circumstances that are not emergencies or that may not require an immediate response. The neighborhood officer will return your call or email within a reasonable amount of time. For emergencies, dial 911.
  • Clickable link to the Zone Lieutenant, District Sergeants and Team of Officers assigned to the larger District where that neighborhood is located.

Another option for contacting your neighborhood or district officer is to call the Police Department at (920) 236-5700 and ask to talk with or meet the officer assigned to your neighborhood and/or District. After giving the call taker your address, they will be able to give you more contact information about your neighborhood officer.

Lieutenants for each Zone are listed below:

East Zone:
Lieutenant Matt Harris
(920) 252-0225
Photo of Lieutenant Matt Harris
Central Zone:
Lieutenant Matt Kroening
(920) 379-1587
Photo of Lieutenant Matt Kroening
South Zone:
Lieutenant Kevin Konrad
(920) 379-3541
Photo of Lieutenant Kevin Konrad

Sergeants for each District are listed below:

District 1:
Sergeant Brent Buehler
(920) 379-3557
Photo of Sergeant Brent Buehler
District 1:
Sergeant Jeff Nelson
(920) 379-3570
Photo of Sergeant Jeff Nelson
District 2:
Sergeant Dan Bittner
(920) 379-3543
Photo of Sergeant Dan Bittner
District 3:
Sergeant Todd Wrage
(920) 379-3538
Photo of Sergeant Todd Wrage
District 4:
Sergeant Chris Romanowicz
(920) 252-0224
Photo of Sergeant Chris Romanowicz
District 5:
Sergeant Michael Hotter
(920) 379-3571
Photo of Sergeant Michael Hotter
District 6:
Sergeant Chris Gorte
(920) 252-0214
Photo of Sergeant Chris Gorte
District 7:
Sergeant Heath Feavel
(920) 252-0211
Photo of Sergeant Chris Gorte

Click here or on the image below to access our interactive Reporting Area Map

Subscribe to Team Newsletters

Click on the appropriate Team to subscribe to their newsletter
Team 1 - Team 2 - Team 3 - Team 4 - Team 5 - Team 6 - Team 7 - ALL Teams

After clicking the appropriate Team, an email message screen appears. Hit the Send button - This will enable you to begin receiving the Team Newsletters.
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My Neighborhood Update

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To receive automatic email updates on incidents occurring in your neighborhood, visit the My Neighborhood Update site. In the address box, please enter both the city and state IE: Oshkosh, WI

Just below the map, you have the ability to see all calls for service within a one-year time frame by changing the dates located in the date boxes; however, we recommend only going out 30 days at a time for service calls.

To find out detailed information specific to each call, simply click on a colored pinpoint.

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