Police Chief - Naomi J. Plautz
I would like to personally welcome you to the Wadena Police Department's web page. Our department has seen many changes over the recent years, including personnel and technology.
With these changes come different ideas and a new direction in how law enforcement interacts with the community. We are dedicated to serving our citizens in the best way possible while keeping up with the changes of the world too.
Our office is made up of six patrol officers, one Sergeant/Investigator, one Chief, and one Administrative Secretary/Dispatcher. Our office is open M-F, 8-4:30, but you can always reach an officer 24/7 by calling the office number.
With hard work, lots of smiles and a friendly face in the squad cars, you can rest assured that we will strive to do our very best for you and your family.
Thanks for visiting our site,
Naomi J. Plautz
Chief of Police
121 SE Colfax Ave.
Wadena, MN 56482
Wadena County Victim Referral
24 Hr Crisis Line 800-974-3359
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711 or 1-800-627-3529
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318 S Jefferson St. Suite 3
Wadena, MN 56482
24 Hr. Crisis Line 800-974-3359
RIGHTS AND SERVICES FOR ALL CRIME VICTIMS
1. You have the right to apply for financial help for losses resulting from a violent crime. This assistance does not cover property losses. For application and information, call Crime Victim Justice Unit at 1-800-247-0390 xt 1 or TTY 7.1.1. or 1-800-627-3529.
2. You have the right to request that the law enforcement agency withhold public access to data revealing your identity. The law enforcement agency will decide if this is possible.
3. You have the right, if an offender is charged, to be informed of and participate in the prosecution process, including the right to request restitution (money court ordered from the offender and paid to the victim).
If you feel your rights as a victim have been violated, call the Crime Victim Justice Unit at 1-800-247-0390 or TTY 7.1.1 or 1-800-627-3529.
VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ASSAULT
1. You can ask the city or county attorney to file a criminal complaint.
2. You also have the right to go to court and file a petition requesting an order for Protection from domestic abuse. The order would include the following:
3. You also have the right to notification of the case is declined or criminal charges are dismissed.