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About the Green Bay Police Department

In 1854, the City of Green Bay was chartered by the Wisconsin State Legislature. In August of 1857, the Green Bay Police Corps was established.  Today, the Green Bay Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency that is organized around an Operations Division, Investigations Division and Support Services.


According to the Green Bay Police Department, “Each year GBPD patrol officers respond to or self initiate well over 80,000 calls for service in the City of Green Bay. That is an average of 219 calls for service per day and equals almost 1 call for service per resident of the city. Although call volumes spike during the warmer weather, the patrol officers handle at least 3,000 calls per month, even in the dead of winter.  Patrol officers are responsible for police protection of the city, responding to calls for service, and enforcement of local ordinances and state laws, as well as traffic enforcement and monitoring traffic problems. Patrol officers also investigate reportable traffic crashes.


The city is divided into 10 patrol zones, five on each side of the Fox River. At least one officer patrols each zone. Some units are assigned as camera cars and carry fingerprint kits and other specialized equipment in addition to the normal patrol gear. We have recently added Automatic Defibrillator Units (AEDs) to most cars in our fleet.”


The Investigations Division of the Green Bay Police Department includes units such as Crime Prevention, Detectives, Evidence, Forensic Services, Gangs and School Resources. 

The function of the Green Bay Police Department gang officer “is to investigate gang related crimes and complaints, monitor gang members, maintain files on gang information, gather evidence, and arrest wanted gang members. In addition the gang officer passes on intelligence information obtained to members of the department.”




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