Neenah Police Honor Guard
The Neenah Police Department Honor Guard provides the department with a specialized ceremonial team who volunteer to represent the Department during functions such as parades, official ceremonies, and funerals for law enforcement officers. Members of the Honor Guard possess special skills and knowledge to preserve tradition, and properly honor and pay tribute to “those who went before.” Many hours of training are necessary to prepare for the varied events that the Honor Guard participates in.
In 2008, the Neenah Police Department Honor Guard formally opened ceremonies for the Citizen Academies, Cancer Walk at Neenah High School, and several funerals around the state. In May, several members took part in the Police Week Law Enforcement Memorial Celebration in Madison, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.
The Timber Rattlers dedicated the May 15th home game in honor of all the Wisconsin Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Neenah Police Department teamed up with other area agencies to pay tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters. Members of the Neenah SWAT Team, Patrol Division and the 2010 Honor Guard helped to make the day a success. While the Neenah 2010 Honor Guard assisted in presenting the colors to open the game, a quartet of Neenah officers consisting of Chief Kevin Wilkinson, Lieutenant Kathy Voelker, Investigator Pat Pedersen, and Retired Officer Joel Benson sang the National Anthem.
The Neenah 2010 Honor Guard also presented the colors at Miller Park to open the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Houston Astros on June 14th. The 2010 Honor Guard did a great job with the presentation and had a great time doing it. While it was great to be down on the field, the greatest thrill for the team was to meet the world famous Brewer racing sausages!
Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT)
Police response to unusual, high risk, or emergency situations often requires specialized units trained and equipped to take effective action. The SWAT Team of the Neenah Police Department is specially trained and equipped to respond to these types of situations. Their primary goal is to isolate, contain, control, and resolve high-risk situations as effectively as possible while minimizing the risk to all persons involved.
The Neenah Police SWAT Team is made up of officers from various parts of the department that volunteer to be part of the team. These officers understand that much is expected of them and they must maintain a high level of work productivity, physical fitness, shooting ability, and tactical knowledge. The officers are tested twice a year on their fitness level and must meet or exceed the high standards or they will be removed from the team.
Neenah Police Department Quartet
Lieutenant Kathy Voelker, Retired Chief Kevin Wilkinson, Retired Officer Joel Benson, and Investigative Sergeant Pat Pedersen
Watch their video performances:
Click here to watch and listen to the National Anthem sung on Sept. 11, 2010, at the September 11 Tribute at the Grand Chute Fire Department.
Click here to watch and listen to America The Beautiful sung on Sept. 11, 2010, at the September 11 Tribute at the Grand Chute Fire Department.
Tactical Team (TAC)
The primary duties of the TAC Team is to complement the SWAT Team in the management of high risk situations, and to be the department’s primary response resource for crowd control situations.
The Neenah Police Bicycle Patrol has had a very successful start-up with amazing community support. The Neenah Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting the City of Neenah. Bicycles allow officers to get out of their squads and interact with the public on a more personal level. Our bicycle patrol officers are specifically trained in bicycle handling and patrol techniques. Bicycles are a unique tool providing versatility in community oriented policing, whether at a city event or just saying hi while riding through a park.
Do you want to help support the Bicycle Patrol and community events promoting bicycle safety and education?
Bike Patrol Donation Form for download.
Thank you for your support!