Chief of Police
Feeding Deer Prohibited
The Police Department has learned that some residents are purposely feeding deer in an effort to attract the deer into their yard for viewing. This practice is prohibited by ordinance as part of the Village's deer management program that attempts to limit the herd to a reasonable number. The ordinance reads as follows:
Community Resource Officer
Police Officer Matt Hocevar was reassigned from general patrol duties to the duties of Community Resource Officer (CRO) in October 2018. Matt has been working hand and hand with school staff on a daily basis to ensure a safe learning environment for our children. Matt has been a tremendous asset in that partnership.
New Patrol Officer
Police Officer Katherine (Katie) Schoch successfully completed the department's 14-week formal Field Training Program. She is now assigned solo patrol duties and will be primarily working the evening shift from 2:30pm to 11pm.
Pictured left to right are Jeanine Mullen of Klub 55, Jodie Kuklinski - Administrative Assistant with Kohler Police Department, Laurie Lindow - Village of Kohler Clerk/Treasurer, and Jean Zemke - Aurora EMS & Community Educator
The prohibition set forth in Section 7.20.010 shall not apply to:
A. Deer management practices approved, authorized, and sponsored by the village;
B. Use of bird feeders, or their equivalent, for the sole purpose of the feeding of birds, and
C. Cultivation of naturally growing grains, fruits or vegetables, for purposes other than the feeding of whitetail deer, but which inadvertently attract whitetail deer.
"No person shall engage in the artificial feeding of whitetail deer within the village limits, except as set forth in Section 7.20.020. "Artificial feeding" shall be defined as the placement of shelled corn and/or other types of grain, salt or minerals, and fruit or vegetable matter, on the ground or in feeders, mangers or any type of structure or receptacle for the purpose of feeding or attracting whitetail deer on any private or public property.
January 14-18, 2019 Crossing Guard Recognition Week
The Kohler Police Department staff includes two outstanding Crossing Guards, Lori Wychesit and Lana Lensick. We recognize Lori and Lana for their selfless dedication and caring attitude. These two ladies make it their mission to protect our children. Lori is responsible for the intersection of School Street and Church Street. Lana is responsible for the intersection of CTH PP and Highland Drive.
Everyone is encouraged to always appreciate Lori and Lana, but during this week especially, please consider given them a special "THANK YOU".
On December 6th, the Aurora Healthcare Foundation awarded Klub 55 in Kohler with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be utilized in cardiac related medical emergencies. Along with the donation included hands on training for compression only CPR and AED application. The donation is part of the foundation's "when minutes matter" campaign led by Dr. Steven Zils. The Kohler Police Department applied for the AED donation on behalf of Klub 55.
Thank you to all the residents that have expressed their appreciation to our officers over the holiday period. The police department is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year. That means that the officers do not always get to spend holiday time with their families at the exact time that others are doing so. Many residents know this and have provided food, treats, and other tokens of their sincere appreciation for what the officers sacrifice. The officers are very thankful for these gestures of thanks.