Cedarburg prides itself on a full-time police force with nearly two dozen sworn officers and ten civilian employees committed to providing the highest quality of police service. In recent years the Cedarburg Police Department became one of twenty law enforcement agencies in the state to achieve accreditation with the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group. This accreditation was based on compliance with standards deemed essential to the protection of life, safety, and citizens’ rights; and by exemplifying the best professional practices in the conduct of its responsibilities.
The City of Cedarburg has Emergency Management/Auxiliary police services which includes nearly 15 volunteers who handle traffic and crowd control at parades, special events, fires and major accidents. This volunteer organization has their own vehicles and equipment and are able to respond to assist Police and Fire whenever needed.
The Town and City of Cedarburg jointly fund a fire department to provide fire and emergency medical services to the entire Cedarburg community which covers approximately 30 square miles. Staffing consists of more than 80 active firefighters and EMS personnel which operate out of two stations that protect a residential community of more than 16,000 residents as well as light industry. The department provides fire response, Emergency Medical Services, dive rescue, auto extraction and the “Survive Alive” program.
The all-volunteer fire department has served the community since 1866, and was one of the first volunteer fire departments in the state to receive an ISO rating of 3.