A message from The Commander

Tom Hausner
Tom Hausner

I have had the privilege of leading this Agency since 2005. We pride ourselves on striving the provide the highest level of Law Enforcement services. We bring a unique twist to most police departments, as we don’t have police cars, we have police boats! We patrol the waters of Geneva Lake.

On behalf of our agency, I invite you to explore our website and encourage you to come visit beautiful Geneva Lake.

Commander Tom Hausner

Geneva Lake Police Facts

  • Established
  • Funding
  • Staffing

The Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Agency was proposed in early 1968 as the Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Unit. On November 14, 1968 five Municipalities (Town of Walworth, Village of Williams Bay, Town of Linn, Village of Fontana and City of Lake Geneva) voted to establish the Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Agency and a joint lake ordinance. The agency was established to patrol and enforce the law on the waters of Geneva Lake.

Currently the department is funded from only four municipalities - Village of Fontana, Village of Williams Bay, City of Lake Geneva and Town of Linn. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reimburses up to 75% of the operating costs.

The department currently operates from approximately April through October each year. All officers are certified law enforcement officers with the State of Wisconsin. The department is staffed by 15 officers, 1 Sergeant, and the Commander.

Latest News

Operation Dry Water 2022 on Geneva Lake

Over the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend, July 2-4, the Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Agency (Geneva Lake Police) will once again be participating in Operation Dry Water, a national BUI awareness and enforcement campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol- and drug-related incidents and fatalities, and fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use on the water.