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Sheriff's Office


Division of Emergency Management

About La Crosse County Emergency Management

The Emergency Management office is a subdivision of the Sheriff’s Office, and our main priority is to keep our community safe during and aid them through events such as natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.  Our four-pronged approach includes:

  • Preparedness:  Prevent risks and hazards through education
  • Response:  Coordinate, organize, and support emergency efforts across the field to help mitigate risks and hazards.
  • Recovery:  Support families and businesses through the recovery process
  • Mitigation: Sustained initiatives or policies that result in the diminishment of severity, impact, and/or magnitude a hazard may have (e.g., dam or levee)

Learn more about what the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management does here: [PowerPoint Download]

Mission Statement

Our mission is to minimize the loss of life, injuries, and damage to property, the environment, and critical infrastructure while facilitating coordinated response and recovery actions following disaster or emergency situations in La Crosse County. We use all hazards planning to develop and implement timely and effective mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

Our vision

Our vision is to be accomplished and innovative leaders in emergency management who promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters. We accomplish this with a collaborative effort linking Emergency Services, including the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Hospitals, Private Sector, and volunteer organization, which are all comprised of motivated, dedicated, and well-trained professionals, with effective plans and the necessary resources for efficient disaster and emergency planning, mitigation, preparation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Welcome Message form our Coordinator! 

Tracy Hameau, EM Coordinator


"My role is to plan and support forward movement of the whole community approach here in La Crosse County, with goals to assist in preparing for, responding to, mitigating, and recovering from various emergencies, incidents, and disasters. Preparedness is a continuum."


-Tracy Hameau, Emergency Management Coordinator


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