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Waupun is committed to quality in government and services. Residents and visitors can feel safe and secure knowing that they are served by individuals who are dedicated to preserving the quality of life that makes Waupun stand apart from the rest.

City government is housed in the historic City Hall building located in the heart of downtown. The city is governed by a city council that consists of six district aldermen and a mayor. A professional city administrator oversees day-to-day operation and carries out council mandates. Keeping with the spirit of the community, dozens of citizens serve on commissions, advisory boards and committees.

The governing body works with civic leaders to create a community prepared to meet the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow.

The police and fire departments are housed in the Safety Building also in the heart of downtown. The Waupun Police Department is comprised of 19 sworn law enforcement officers including a school liaison officer providing 24-hour coverage for the city. Areas of specialization include a K-9 unit, summer Bike Patrol and the Counter/Act program. Programs offered by the department include the Citizens Police Academy, safety programs and a School Resource Program. The department also assists the community in providing security and safety assistance for community events and programs. A two-person support staff assists sworn officers in the protection of the city.

The Waupun Fire Department consists of 29 volunteer firefighters and one full-time chief who also serves as Emergency Government coordinator for the city. Investigation, prevention, smoke detection and senior safety are some of the major areas of focus for the department. A full-time secretary assists firefighters in providing department services to the city. Waupun’s firefighters are committed to the community and participate in a number of local activities and programs. A private ambulance service provides first responder paramedic service.

Waupun Utilities is the locally owned and operated electric, water and wastewater utility serving Waupun. Their goal is to provide low-cost, reliable service with a friendly, personal touch. Waupun Utilities offers both residents and businesses programs for energy conservation. They also work hard to be an active community participant. Their commitment to excellence extends to making Waupun a better place to live, work and play.

Several local propane suppliers service the community. Natural gas provided is by Alliant Energy. The lines of communication are kept open via a large selection of phone companies and Internet providers. A cable company and a wide satellite dish selection, available through local businesses, provide television and other wireless services.

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