Office: 156 East First Street | New Richmond, WI 54017
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Friday 7:00 - 11:30 am 

Department Programs

Worthless Check Program

Alcohol Operator's License Guidelines
Pursuant to Wis. Stat., Chapter 125, the City of New Richmond is empowered to issue licenses for
operators’’ licenses. It is the responsibility of the Police Department to screen applications for
operator’s licenses in the City of New Richmond. The following guidelines are established in
order to specify the reasons for denying, non-renewing, or revoking an operator’s license. Further,
to the extent Wis. Stat. Ch. 125 or City Ordinances provide additional grounds for denial,
suspension, revocation or non-renewal, the City Council may also rely on such provisions. Click on the link to see the guidelines.

Drug Disposal Program
New Richmond residents are encouraged to bring expired, unwanted or unused medications to the New Richmond Police Department for proper disposal. This program is anonymous and there is no cost to drop off medications.  The Police Department is located at 1443 Campus Drive and is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Participants should place unwanted medications into plastic zip-top bags, if possible.

Accepted items include: prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medicated liquids, inhalers, sprays and pet medications.  Liquids, creams, gels, etc. can remain in their original container; remove name or label and place in a zip-top plastic bag. 

The program will not accept sharps, oxygen tanks, nebulizers, radioactive cancer medications or mercury thermometers. 

If you have medications you no longer need or want, this is a great opportunity to safely dispose of them. Proper disposal of medication keeps potential contaminants out of our water supply; and keep drugs that can be misused away from those who would abuse them.

Vacation Home Checks

If you are taking a vacation, going out of town for a while, or if you are going to be in the hospital for an extended period of time, and live within the city limits of New Richmond, you can stop at the Police Department and complete a house check form before leaving your home vacant.  The Police Department will need the departure and return dates of your absence.  The form will ask for a local key holder and phone number for emergency purposes.  Also, list any vehicles that will be in the driveway and anyone who may be checking on the residence while the home is vacant.  As a public service, the Police Department will make periodic checks of the residence while you are away to assist you in making your absence a worry free one. 

Finger Print Services 
Fingerprinting services are available through the New Richmond Police Department for any citizen of the City of New Richmond.  Also, anyone living outside the city limits applying for a professional license (teaching, security, banking) for a position within the city limits can get fingerprints done at the Police Department.  The cost of fingerprinting is $6.00 per card paid with cash or good check.  In order to receive the fingerprint service you must present a photo identification card.

Green Bay Packer Cards
The New Richmond Police Department is involved with the Green Bay Packer organization by giving out Packer cards to the youth of the community.  The cards carry a picture of one of the Packers along with a safety message.  The cards are given out at the Police Department sponsored events such as special school functions, public safety events, and when officers are on patrol. 

Tours, Speakers, and Demonstrations
The New Richmond Police Department is pleased to serve the community in anyway it can. Civic groups are always welcome to reserve a time to tour the police department facility. Speakers are available for special groups, classroom, and club presentations and demonstrations. A speaker can be requested on a variety of safety topics. In the past such topics have been bicycle safety, drug & alcohol awareness, general home safety and safety for children. If your group or organization would like to know more about the New Richmond Police Department, you can call during business hours at (715) 246-6667 and speak with Deputy Chief Veronica Koehler.