Crime Prevention

crime preventionHistory

In 1980, the City of Manitowoc formed a committee to assist the Manitowoc Police Department in the fight against crime. This committee which began with 14 members was responsible for the start of what became known as the Manitowoc Crime Prevention Program.

The purpose of the current 23 crime prevention members is to work with the community in the field of crime prevention, assist all law enforcement agencies in the accomplishment of their duties and cooperate with all community organizations in crime prevention efforts. Since 1980, thirteen programs have been established. Programs that are currently in effect include:

  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Nuisance Ordinance
  • Scam/Fraud Training
  • C.P.T.E.D. (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Citizens' Academy
  • Youth Academy
  • Crime Stoppers
  • D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
  • School Resource Officer Program
  • Fleetwatch
  • Retail and Financial Crime Prevention Task Force
  • Pharmacy Crime Prevention Task Force
  • Project Youth
  • Child Fingerprinting
  • National Night Out

The Manitowoc Police Department's Crime Prevention Program's mission is to be a leader in helping Manitowoc residents keep themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods safe from crime.

 2024 Citizens Academy        

Citizens Academy is designed to reach out to members of our community and invite them to learn more about the Manitowoc Police Department.  Academy classes will be instructed by personnel of the Manitowoc Police Department, who will be open, honest, and candid about their duties and experiences as law enforcement officers.  Class discussion will be encouraged.  Classroom lectures will be kept to a minimum, to maximize the “hands-on” practical exercises.

Topics that will be covered during the Academy will include Police Department Operations, Use of Force, Firearms; Traffic Stops, O.W.I./D.R.E., Building Searches, Domestic Violence, Internet Sex Predators, Drug Awareness, Crowd Control, Human Trafficking, and Courtroom Testimony.

The goal of the Citizens Academy is to provide graduates with a working knowledge of the Manitowoc Police Department and to strengthen community support and involvement with the department.

If you are interested in participating in the 2024 Citizens Academy class click here to submit your online application or click here to print an application. Applications must be returned to the Manitowoc Police Department by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024. 
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Sergeant Paul Krock at (920)686-6576 or