Whitewater Police Department Announces Temporary Changes due to COVID-19

Following the directive of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and in an effort to reduce exposure risk to city staff and emergency responders to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Whitewater Police Department has put into place the following safety measures:

> In-person parking ticket payments will no longer be accepted. The City of Whitewater accepts Visa, MasterCard, personal checks or cash for payment of parking tickets. Payments can be made by putting the payment and ticket number in an envelope and placing it in the payment drop boxes in the south vestibule of the Whitewater Municipal Building, via the U.S. Postal Service (DO NOT SEND CASH), by calling 262-473-0555, option 1 with credit card information, or electronically by accessing the following Payment Services Network link: https://www.paymentservicenetwork.com/payeeid.asp…

> All DMV services are being suspended until further notice. Residents are encouraged to conduct all DMV related business through the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.

> Please make all open records requests online or by phone. Call 262-473-0555, option 1 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or email us at police@whitewater-wi.gov. Records request forms can be located on the City Of Whitewater website at:  click here.

> Officers will no longer be administering court ordered preliminary breath tests. If this requirement was set through Alcohol Treatment Court, it has been recommended that you contact Wisconsin Community Services (WCS)/Jefferson County Alcohol and Drug Treatment Courts: 920-674-8723 *from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri* or 920-674-8719 *after hours*

> Please limit in-person lobby complaints to emergencies. If you wish to speak with an officer or need to file a report, please call 262-473-0555, option 4.

We sincerely appreciate your adherence to these guidelines so that we may continue to keep our community safe. Thank you!

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