Genoa City Police

Chiefs Corner


Chief Balog

  Message from Chief Joseph Balog

December 11th, 2013

As the Holidays fast approach I just want to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. With winter upon us and the news of multiple fatal crashes in our State, I hope that all citizens of our community take extra time in planning your travels.

Hope you all have a safe and great 4th!!!!!

Chief Balog


July 3rd, 2013

I want to wish our residents a happy and safe 4th of July! Please use care and caution if you choose to enjoy “legal fireworks”. From the sounds in the evening I have been hearing some residents are enjoying “Illegal Fireworks”. I would be a hypocrite if I were to say I do not like the BIG Stuff. I want to make everyone aware my policy/ philosophy on Fireworks. Legal or illegal fireworks can get you in trouble if you handle them with negligence. If you keep the debris cleaned up, have a water source available and are enjoying fireworks while not impaired, you will most likely get a warning due to a complaint being generated by another citizen. Citations can run (approximately $172.00) or criminal charges (Fine up to $1000.00) based on officer discretion.

I expect and know I will hear fireworks on or around the 4th of July. Please be a respectable neighbor and pay attention to the time. No tolerance will be given after the 4th of July.

Statistics: In 2011 the State of Wisconsin reported 83 Fireworks injuries that required medical care. Fifteen people were hospitalized; 40% if those injured were children.

Hope you all have a safe and great 4th!!!!!

Chief Balog


June 7th, 2013

In the past few months one crime was foiled when an alert citizen(s) called the Genoa City Police about suspicious activity in their neighborhood regarding trespassing on a vacant foreclosed home. These criminals (scrappers) were arrested and held accountable because of a split second decision to call the police about something that looked out of the ordinary. Continue to be alert and be aware.


June 6th, 2013

As we end our last day of the school year in Genoa City, I would like to make sure our children have great and safe summer. As a reminder, if you are riding your bike after dark remember you need a white light on the front of your bike. Obey the traffic rules and always wear a helmet!



February 3rd, 2013

As we start 2013 in the wake of such tragic events such as Sandy Hook, the Sikh Temple and the Azana Spa, I would like to remind the citizens of Genoa City to remain vigilant and assure you that we have one of the most progressive trained departments in active shooter situations. The safety of our children and citizens will remain our highest priority.



December 9th, 2012

I would like to wish all of our Village residents and visitors to our community a very Merry Christmas and hope all have a great Holiday Season! Please keep your thoughts and prayers of all the members of our Armed Forces and thier families as we hope for thier safe return.