From Chief of Police

School Reminders

Please remember to drive carefully on streets around the village. Parents please remind your young high school drivers that both the high school and elementary school share start and release times, putting them in the parking lot and on the roads at the same time. The speed limit is 15 mph when children are present in school zones. There is no stopping or standing of vehicles for the westbound traffic on School Street or on Church Street adjacent to the school. Parents dropping your children off in the morning please do so near a crosswalk so they can be helped across the street. Children crossing mid-block are hard to see and it is not safe. The safest location to drop off students is the northside of the school by the canopy.

Kohler Memorial Theater Parking

As we continue construction of the theater you will notice that construction crews are parked in odd spots such as the north side of School Street west of the midblock crosswalk or at the bottom of Ravine Park. With school back in session, this parking compromise was necessary so construction workers could access tools and parts as they continue to work on the theater. Please do not park in those areas and allow the construction crews access to the theater.

Trick or Treat

The Kohler Police Department wants trick-or-treating to be fun and safe for everyone. Once again Community Resource Officer Hocevar "Officer Matt" will be holding a Safe Trick-or-Treat Awareness Program in the school for the younger students. He will also be passing out trick-or-treat bags from the Police Department.

Trick-or-Treat will be on October 31st from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Please look for the Patrol Officers, they will be handing out glow necklaces to any child that wants one. The glow necklaces will make the children more visible as they enjoy the night out. Have fun trick-or-treating, be safe, and enjoy our community.


With gun deer hunting season right around the corner, the Kohler Police Department is reminding all those with firearms to use caution when handling firearms. Also, the Kohler Police Department continues to supply Masterlock trigger locks for all residents that want one. One free gunlock can be obtained from the police department just by stopping in. For those who have already obtained one in 2019, another can be obtained starting in 2020. In addition to the Masterlock trigger locks provided by the Kohler Police Department, a federal program, Project Childsafe continues to have locks available at the police department while supplies last. These locks are the cable lock variety and anyone may request up to three of those for their guns too.