Multiple area law enforcement agencies will not enforce statewide mask mandate

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The following law enforcement agencies have announced they will not be enforcing Governor Evers statewide mask mandate that begins tomorrow, August 1:

City of La Crosse Police Department: “Our efforts will include education and the seeking of voluntary compliance.”

La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office: “We will not be devoting time and resources to civil complaints regarding the public health order concerning masks.”

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office: “Sheriff Spears would like to notify the citizens and visitors of Vernon County that our office will not enforce or respond to complaints of Governor Evers’ face-covering order.”

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office: “The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will not participate in the enforcement of wearing a mask or be spending our resources on civil complaints regarding the wearing of masks.”

Tomah Police Department: “The Tomah Police Department will not investigate or enforce the Emergency Order which requires the use of masks in public or enclosed spaces.”

Prairie du Chien Police Department: “The Prairie du Chien Police Department will not be the enforcement agency to handle complaints of violations of Governor Ever’s order.”

Click here to see the PDC Facebook post and here for a recent post from Chief Kyle Teynor regarding feedback on mandate enforcement.