About the Crivitz Police Department...

The Crivitz Police Department was created in 1992 and is located in the front of the Village Hall.  The department currently staffs two full time officers.  When a local officer is not on duty, the Village is covered by the Marinette County Sheriff's Department.  Village officers are dispatched by the County Dispatch Center and may be requested by calling the non-emergency telephone number (715)732-7600, or in the event of an emergency, please dial 911. 


Police Chief Michael G. Frievalt
was appointed to the newly created position of Police Chief in 1992.  Mike is originally from the Coleman area and was previously employed in Hortonville, WI.

Patrol Officer David Pusick was appointed to the position effective August 29, 2016. David is shown in the photo below with Police Chief Michael G. Frievalt following his official appointment by the Village Board on August 16, 2016.


 

USDA Provides Grant to Village of Crivitz to Improve Public Services

Contact: Kelly Edwards
(715) 701-2741
 

USDA Rural Development Wisconsin State Director, Stan Gruszynski announced to today that the Village of Crivitz, Wis., in Marinette County, was has been awarded a $50,000 Community Facilities Program grant to be used to upgrade equipment for the city’s Public Works Department in order to improve services to the community.

“The funding provided to the Village of Crivitz will help to improve services and increase safety provided to residents, and the greater community. Projects like this are what the Community Facilities Program is all about – improving the quality of life in rural communities through supporting critical community infrastructure and services,” said Stan Gruszynski, USDA Rural Development Wisconsin State Director. 

Grant funds will be used toward the purchase of a new all-purpose public works vehicle. The new truck will be equipped to perform all related duties in a safe and efficient manner. The truck will be used for snow plowing, maintaining streets, erecting and maintaining traffic signs, clearing streets and properties following weather emergencies, and day to day operations.

"In these days of restricted revenues and increasing costs, programs such as USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Program greatly assist the Village of Crivitz in protecting and serving our citizens.  The grant we received in 2015 for our Police Department has helped them in better protecting the community.  The new grant for our Public Works Department will allow us to continue to better serve the residents of our Village with safe, clean and well maintained streets year around.   We thank Rural Development for their support in this cooperative effort to maintain our community."

Last year the Village of Crivitz received a similar grant, for $37,000, which was used to purchase a new squad car and upgrade equipment for the Village of Crivitz Police Department, improving law enforcement services to the community. The new squad car replaced one of the department’s two patrol vehicles that could no longer perform the functions required of the police department.  Grant funds were also used to replace outdated equipment including; radar units, video equipment, portable breath testers, laptop computers and printers.

The Village of Crivitz first partnered with USDA Rural Development in 2008, when the Village received a $ 1.7 million loan and grant combination that was used to replace water mains throughout the Village, add a new well, and to renovate the Village Hall to create a closed board room, add accessibility features, and other needed improvements.

The USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program provides financial assistance to eligible Public, Tribal, and Not-for-Profit Organizations for the development of essential community facilities. The program focuses on rural areas and municipalities of up to 20,000 in population.  Loans, guarantees and grants are available to public entities for the construction, purchase, and/or renovation of various essential community facilities. These facilities include schools, libraries, childcare centers, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings and transportation projects.

Each year more than 100 rural communities in Wisconsin receive assistance from USDA Rural Development for community improvement and public safety-related projects.

USDA Rural Development’s funding continues to have a dramatic impact on rural communities across Wisconsin. During the past year, USDA Rural Development invested nearly $577 million on essential public facilities, small and emerging businesses, water and sewer systems, and housing opportunities throughout rural Wisconsin.  The agency’s investment helped create or retain more than 1,560 jobs; aided 3,000 families in buying their own homes; and assisted more than 80 communities in improving community facilities and upgrading local infrastructure. USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. For more information on USDA Rural Development programs visit USDA’s web site atwww.rd.usda.gov/wi.


OAA All-Hazards/Severe Weather Alert Radios Available to Marinette County Residents

 
 With severe weather season upon us one of the best investments you can make for your personal safety at home or work is a NOAA All-Hazards Alert Radio, which is like a smoke alarm for severe weather. These radios are available for purchase by all Marinette County Residents from the Marinette County Emergency Management Department. The cost is 1/2 the retail price, or $22.68 - limit of one per household. Proof of residency is required, such as a driver’s license or other photo ID with current address. If you wish to purchase a radio please call the Emergency Management Department at (715)732-7660 to set a date and time to pick one up. Their office is located in the Law Enforcement Center in Marinette. If you bring 5 AA batteries with you they will even program the radio for you!


Marinette County Emergency Mass Notification System

Please click here to register and enter your contact information so you may be contacted in the event an emergency or natural disaster threatens the citizens of Marinette County. Your personal information will be protected and used only for emergency related communications.
 

 

NOTICE TO VILLAGE OF CRIVITZ RESIDENTS

 EMERGENCY WARNING SIREN SYSTEM TESTING

EVERY FRIDAY AT 4:00PM

  Do not ever dial 911 for information upon siren activation during siren testing or weather emergencies, unless you are in immediate need of police, fire or ambulance service. This causes unnecessary interruption of emergency services. In the event of a weather emergency residents should monitor a NOAA weather radio, or if power service is intact, a radio station, television station or the village website for information. In the event of a weather emergency the Village of Crivitz will make every attempt to disseminate information to the public.

All residents are encouraged to read the full Emergency Warning Siren System policy. Copies are available at the Clerk's office or by clicking here.

 Please pass this information on to friends, relatives and neighbors.