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Community Briefing

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


Too often citizens find themselves to be the first person to witness something “unusual” or “out of the ordinary” that may require the attention of the police in order to avoid a crime being committed and another person being victimized.  Sometimes, you may even be the first to observe an actual crime, like a bank robbery, or you may even be the victim of one!  If you happen to ever encounter a situation like this please try to remember  to CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY! 


This may seem like a no brainer; but after having been faced with a stressful or unusual situation, sometimes you may forget that the most important people to contact in order to help you and make you feel somewhat safe again is the police.  The police department would like to remind you that  seconds count when police are responding to a crime and that timeliness in reporting information to the police increases our ability to get to you and help you and to“catch the bad guy.” 


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How often do you see late night infomercials and advertisements that promise a big return on very little investment?  We all know better than to readily accept that so much can be gained when there is minimal effort involved.  Most of us function under the understanding that, “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably isn’t.”   However, I happen to know of at least one program that through your minimal effort a significant gain can be made.  The program that provides this opportunity is known as the “Neighborhood Watch Group.”


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Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes Fraud Sweeps Milwaukee

 There have been 3 separate instances now of people in Milwaukee getting fake  PCH (Publisher’s Clearing House) sweepstakes checks.  Each contains a letter that says that states the individual has won $___ million dollars.  Each contains a check for a  few thousand to "cover their expenses".  Then, the letter asks the  winner to call "a representative of PCH" before cashing the check.  It also instructs them to call a prescribed IRS representative as well  prior to cashing the check.  The kicker here is that these are arriving in plain, white envelopes  with a clear plastic window WITH A CANADIAN STAMP ON THE FRONT AS  POSTAGE!  They seem to be coming out of Quebec. If you receive one of these checks, do not contact the issuer or the IRS representative they cite in their letter.  Absolutely, DO NOT, provide personal information, account numbers, or any other information to these people.  Contact your local police department and report receipt of the letter to them.


Recently the crime information line that had been in place until late last year was resurrected.  Citizens who wish to obtain current information concerning crime and other criminal activity that may affect them can be obtained by calling:

The Neighborhood Watch Group maintains a crime information line that provides citizens with information on crime and suspicious activity that takes place in the Village.  To listen to these reports you may call the following toll free number:                                                      1-877-371-2949

This information is updated weekly.

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