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The Brown Deer Police Department will use this blog to provide residents with current crime information and trends, crime prevention tips, as well as pertinent news, legal updates, and notes as it relates to your community and Police Department. E-mail the department | Police Department's Web Site

Village of Brown Deer Regulations for Uncut Grass

The Village of Brown Deer Police Department would is reminding residents about the ordinance pertaining to uncut grass. The purpose of the ordinance is to protect the publics’ health, safety, and general welfare, and to maintain and protect the environment for the people of the Village. Adherence to these regulations helps prevent communicable disease, ensures that insects and rodents do not create human health hazards, and will help maintain quality of life.

According to the ordinance, Sec. 38-3(d)(4)(e), all lawn, turf or grass shall be maintained to a height not to exceed eight inches. This does not apply to any natural lawn or land managed to preserve or restore native Wisconsin grasses, forbes, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, or aquatic plants. 

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Please Keep Your Property Secure

Last summer our department investigated a number of thefts of personal property from open garages. Many of our residents were at home at the time or in the rear yards enjoying the outdoors during the incidents. Garage doors left open made it easier to see and take what was inside.

With the warmer weather people spend more time enjoying the outdoor area around their property. Residents are reminded to keep your property secure during these times by keeping garage and shed doors closed and secure when not in use.

The Reason for Impaired Driving Enforcement: SAVING LIVES

Recently in the news you may have heard about severe crashes involving impaired drivers which have resulted in serious injury and even deaths. Several of these crashes have involved people driving the wrong way on the road. The Village of Brown Deer is not immune from these incidents. On April 28, 2011 at 12:45A.M., the Brown Deer Police Department responded to the 8900 block of North Green Bay Road for a head on crash, which was a result of an intoxicated person driving southbound in the northbound lanes of traffic. As a result of the crash, there were serious injuries, one subject was transported by Flight for Life and two suspects were ultimately arrested for driving while intoxicated. Below are some statistics which reveal the magnitude of the impaired driving problem:

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that during late night weekend hours as many as 10% of drivers on the road are impaired.
  • In 2009, over 10,800 people died in impaired driving crashes in United States. That is roughly one death every 50 minutes. (NHSTA, 2009).
  • In Wisconsin in 2009, 213 people were killed in impaired driving crashes.
  • Every minute, one person is injured from an alcohol related crash (Blincoe, et al, 2002).

Through aggressive impaired driving enforcement, the members of the Brown Deer Police Department are working to make the roadways in our community safer and reducing the number of impaired driving crashes. To accomplish this, the Brown Deer Police Department provides its officers with state of the art traffic enforcement tools. Each Brown Deer Officer is trained in impaired driving detection. Several of the officers have attended additional specialized training. In addition, each year the department participates in the national “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” campaign and numerous local patrol initiatives.

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