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FAQ Topic: Police

What is CodeRed?

CodeRED is an emergency notification system that allows North Shore Public Safety Departments to send emergency notifications to subscribers via email, text and phone calls. In case of an emergency, individuals within the effected geographic area will be notified via text, phone, or email. There is no need to sign up for life-threatening emergency alerts. … Continued

Are sex offenders living near me?

Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the passage of the registration law in 1997 that law enforcement was authorized to notify the public of a sex offender’s whereabouts. Furnishing the public with information regarding convicted sex offenders is a critical step towards encouraging the public to develop constructive … Continued

Do I have to stop for an unmarked police car that is behind me?

Yes, the police officers understand that drivers are skeptical of vehicles that do not have regular police markings and emergency lighting on the roof. Police officers expect drivers to travel to a well-lit and even populated location before stopping, such as a fast food restaurant or gas station. Police officers also understand if drivers are … Continued

Can I legally make a U-Turn in Milwaukee County?

Wisconsin State Law permits U-turns at controlled intersections unless signs are installed to indicate the maneuver is prohibited. U-turns will have to be made from the left-most turn lane in the same fashion as a conventional left turn. Vehicles on the intersecting street attempting to turn right on red must yield to the U-turning vehicle. … Continued

How does my 16-year-old obtain a Wisconsin driver’s license?

To earn a probationary driver’s license as a teen, you must hold an instruction permit for at least 6 months. Within this time, you must fulfill the following requirements to qualify. You must be at least 16 years old. You must have an adult sponsor. You must pass an approved drivers education course. You must … Continued

Can I park my RV, camper, boat, etc. in my driveway?

Yes, but only from April 15 to October 31, AND it must actually be used, not just stored. Also, snowmobile trailers can be kept on residential property from November 1 to April 15. It also must be used during the season, not just stored. Open storage of trailers other than trailers used with a recreational … Continued

Is it legal to park my car on the street?

The Village ordinance is very specific. No car or vehicle shall park on the street at any time without first obtaining permission from the Police Department. The Police Department may, in its sole discretion, withdraw such permission upon 30 minutes advanced notice to the person who originally obtained permission for street or alley parking, or … Continued

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