Police Department

Services & Outreach

Emergency Services Building
1904 Spooner Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720

Fax: 715-839-1610

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4 PM

Tours, Presentations, & Community Outreach

The Altoona Police Department provides free tours and presentations for local organizations. If you would like a member of your Altoona Police Department to do any type of public speaking on a specific topic or presentation please call 715-839-6090 ext. 4022 from 7:30 AM to 4 PM or email to schedule an appointment.

We participate in several community outreach events including:

  • Run with a Cop
  • Kids and Cops Fundraiser at Altoona Family Restaurant
  • Kids and Cops Shopping at Target
  • Back to School Ice Cream Social
  • Bike Rodeo/Bike Safety/Helmet Program
  • Community Meeting for High Schools Regarding Active Shooter Concerns
  • National Night Out
  • Eau Claire County Fair and Expo
  • Child Development Days at Altoona Schools
  • Officer Exchange Program
  • Youth Days at the Altoona Public Library
  • CVTC Career Fair
  • Polar Plunge
  • Cops on the Roof at Dunkin’ Donuts


The Altoona Police Department offers fingerprinting. The cost is $20 for Altoona residents and $25 for non-residents. Call 715-839-6090 ext. 4020 to schedule an appointment.

Burning Permits

Any controlled burn that is larger than a 4x4 recreational firepit requires a permit. Please stop by the Altoona Police Department to obtain a permit. The cost is $5 per permit.

Records Request

Need copies of Altoona Police case records? Paper copies are $0.25 per page. Photos are $5 per disk. Copies of DVDs or CDs are $5 per disk. Contact 715-839-6090 ext. 4020 or email to make a records request.

  • Property Checks Request Form

    Going on vacation? Please fill out the following form if you would like a police officer to perform security checks on your property while you are away. There is no charge for this service.

    Requesting Party Information

    Caretaker / Keyholder Information

    Emergency Contact Information

    Property Information

  • Business Keyholder Form

    Please fill out the following form so that the police know who to contact in case of an emergency or if they notice suspicious behavior at your business.

    Emergency Keyholder Contact Information

    Owner / Keyholders

    Owner/Keyholder 1

  • Business/Building Checks

    The Altoona Police Department performs random checks of area businesses and building during the night. If a police officer has performed a check on your business you'll see this tag on your door.

  • Calendar Parking

    Seasonal calendar parking begins November 15 and ends April 15.

    • If your residence has a driveway or usable off-street parking, you are prohibited from leaving any vehicle on any residential street between the hours of midnight and 7 AM.
    • If your residence does not have off-street parking, you must park your vehicle on the even numbered side of the street on even numbered calendar days and on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered calendar days. The side of the street is determined by the date at midnight. For examples, if you park your vehicle at 10 PM for the night on an even numbered date, you should park on the odd numbered side of the street based on the date change that will occur at midnight.
    • This ordinance does not supersede more restrictive parking regulations in effect such as Snow Emergency Routes or No Parking Zones.
  • Contest a Parking Citation

    This form is for parking citations only.

  • Prescription Medication Drop-Off

    Unused prescription medication must be disposed in a safe manner to prevent health and safety concerns. That is why the Altoona Emergency Services building hosts a prescription medication drop-off box available 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information click here.

    This box can be used to drop off:

    • Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medications
    • Medication Samples
    • Patches
    • Ointments
    • Vitamins
    • Pet Medications
  • River Prairie Parking

    Back-in parking is required in River Prairie on Bluestream Boulevard, Front Porch Place, Meadowlark Lane, and Blazing Start Boulevard. If you pull into a vacant parking stall you are subject to a $20 parking ticket fine.