The Winnebago Public Safety Department has three full time officers with over 40 combined years of service. Additional part time officers assist the Public Safety Department respond to various fire, ambulance, and public safety calls. The Winnebago Public Safety Department frequently assists the Faribault County Sheriff and Minnesota State Patrol.
• Robert Toland, Chief of Police
• Mike Beletti, Officer
• Brittney Gehrking, Officer
• Jason Christenson, Part Time Officer
• Scott Dilorenzo, Part Time Officer
• Brad Schultz, Part Time Officer
• Tharen Haugh, Part Time Officer
• Tom Elmer, Part Time Officer
• Justin Henseler, Part Time Officer
Police Dept.: (507) 893-3218
Winnebago Public Safety will utilize a new communications service, effective March 29, 2012, that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.
The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com.
Messages may include missing persons, weather alerts and road closures as well as other relevant safety and community event information.
Chief Toland says, “The Nixle service allows the police department to effectively send important messages to our community”
The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our group.
The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web.
Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, but adds a key component: security. When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.
Residents of Winnebago and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com or by texting 56098 to 888777 on your mobile phone. Data and message rates apply to text messages.
We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.