News and Media Releases

Consumer Complaints for 2015

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection recently released the top ten list of consumer complaints for 2015. Identity Theft is #3 on the list, with a nearly 80% percent increase in complaints from 2014. Phone scams were the top complaint. Don’t become a victim! Check out their website at or follow them on Facebook

American Legion Post 333 recently recognized Sun Prairie Firefighter of the Year Captain Cory Barr and Sun Prairie Police Officer of the Year Officer Todd Lukens.

To report suspicious activity, click here to visit the If You See Something, Say Something campaign

Quick Tips for a Scam-Free 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) want to help you resolve to be scam-free in 2017. Their recent new release offers tips on spotting a scam and protecting yourself.

Guidelines for Interacting with Police Officers

Today’s headlines are full of stories detailing encounters between police and the public.  While most police officers have standard procedures to follow, most public people do not.  Because of this, the County Police Chief's Association created Guidelines for Interacting with Police Officers (Available in EnglishSpanish, and Hmong).  This helpful brochure provides the do’s and don’ts when in contact with police, if stopped in your car, on the street, or if you are arrested.
Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Millions of men, women, and children are trafficked into forced labor situations and into the sex trade worldwide. Many of these victims are lured from their homes with false promises of well-paying jobs; instead, they are forced or coerced into prostitution, domestic servitude, or other types of forced labor. Victims are found in legitimate and illegitimate labor industries, including sweatshops, massage parlors, agricultural fields, restaurants, hotels, and domestic service.

Please visit Blue Campaign for additional resources.


The Sun Prairie Police Department accepted a generous donation of “Thanks for Slowing Down!” yard signs from American Family Insurance. Present for the donation were, from left: Miles Hofschultz, Agency Sale Rep for the Larry Cutler Agency, Amy Thompson, Office Manager for the Larry “Smokey” Anderson Agency, Amanda Bechard, Customer Service Rep. for the Larry “Smokey” Anderson Agency, and Sun Prairie Police Chief Pat Anhalt. The Sun Prairie Police Department looks forward to our continued partnership with the community in the interest of safe travel. Please feel free to contact us with concerns. The signs are available for pick up at the Sun Prairie Police Department east and west precincts, 300 East Main Street and 2598 West Main Street, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.