Wisconsin State Patrols begins 24-hour coverage on I-41 in Brown, Outagamie, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties

Extra overnight patrols begin Saturday, July 22

Sent July 20, 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Division of State Patrol (DSP), Northeast Region Command, announces 24-hour coverage of Interstate 41 in Brown, Outagamie, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties will begin Saturday, July 22. The new coverage will ensure dedicated troopers on I-41 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. DSP previously patrolled I-41 overnight during special enforcement initiatives or during high-priority events. 

"We are excited about this opportunity to maintain a presence along the I-41 corridor at times that we historically had not previously provided," said Capt. Ryan Chaffee, Northeast Region commander. "24-hour coverage means extra support and resources to local law enforcement agencies and enhanced community and highway safety."

Captain Chaffee noted that increased traffic on I-41 and the mission of DSP made 24-hour coverage of I-41 between Milwaukee and Green Bay a high priority. "The average daily traffic numbers really drove this decision. The goal is not simply to arrest or ticket more drivers. This is about providing a valuable safety resource at all times on a very heavily traveled interstate."

The Wisconsin State Patrol enforces traffic and criminal laws; helps motorists in need; inspects trucks, school buses and ambulances; and helps local law enforcement agencies with traffic safety, natural disasters and civil disturbances.

For more information, contact:
Captain Ryan Chaffee, Wisconsin State Patrol Northeast Region—Fond du Lac Post
(920) 929-3710, ryan.chaffee@dot.wi.gov