WHAT TO EXPECT: DO'S AND DON'TS WHEN IN CONTACT WITH A POLICE OFFICER:
IF STOPPED ON THE STREET
IF STOPPED IN A CAR
POLICE AT YOUR DOOR
You do not have to let the police into your home unless they have a warrant signed by a judge. However, in some emergency situations (like someone screaming for help inside, or when the police are chasing someone) officers are allowed to enter and search your home without a warrant.
IF STOPPED FOR QUESTIONING
IF YOU ARE ARRESTED
You are not required to talk to the police other than providing your name and address, but doing so may resolve an issue more quickly. Don’t give any false information, as you could be charged with obstructing an investigation.
Under Wisconsin's Implied Consent Law, you have already consented to testing and participation in an Operating While Under the Influence arrest. The exception to this is in the related routine questions that officers will ask during the process. These questions are found on the Alcohol Influence form. Any questions beyond those relating to the OWI violation are not subject to this exception.
Everyone, regardless of age, gender, race or religion is entitled to courteous, respectful and equal treatment by the police. The Mt. Horeb Police Department prides itself in conducting its business with integrity and transparency, and with the best interest of the community always in mind. We also encourage input from the residents that we serve. If you would like to speak with someone from our department, use the contact us button below.