Community Roll Call

Members of the Wauwatosa Police Department's Community Support Division, with backup provided by the folks at, are now blogging. We will be providing you with an ongoing series of crime prevention tips, any current crime trends as well as pertinent news and notes as it relates to your Police Department.

Second Annual Shred It Event

The Wauwatosa Crimes Stoppers in conjunction with Shred-it Document Destruction is holding an open shredding day on Saturday September 26, 2009. The event will be held in the parking lot of Wauwatosa's City Hall from 8am until 1pm. EVERYONE IS WELCOME for this free service, we will accept up to 3 bags or boxes of materials to be shredded. All the shredding takes place on site with security provided by the Wauwatosa Police Department and Wauwatosa Police Reserves.

Shred-it is a Government certified company and will take the shredded material so that it can be bleached out and recycled. Old checks, pre-approved credit cards offers, bank and credit card statements, bills, old tax returns, old medical paperwork and old real estate documents should all be shredded. If you have computer hard drives they will be accepted and destroyed off site; there is a fee of 30 per hard drive. Shredding all of the items listed here and anything else that has personal information printed on it is a great way to prevent identity theft.

Again, this is a free event provided by the Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers but as always donations are most welcome and greatly appreciated. All cash donations will go to reward tipsters providing information leading to the arrest of persons who have committed crimes in Wauwatosa.

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