Emerency Preparedness

The police department routinely works with other first responder agencies to develop plans and procedures for emergency response. Are you prepared for an emergency event that may occur? Unfortunately the likely exposure to a critical incident is increasing and the information below may help you and your family prepare for critical incidents, both natural and man-made.

The police department has personnel trained to assist you in evaluating your businesses security, options for training staff and preparing for an emergency. Contact the department to request these services.

The videos were produced by the Department of Homeland Security and are hosted on an external website (YouTube)

  1. Power Outages
  2. Severe Weather
  3. Be Ready
  4. Hands-Only CPR
  5. Resources

The Fox Point Police Department and the North Shore Fire Department provide services to the community in the event of a power line down from the pole or a transformer arching/sparking.  The police department does not have access to any information related to power outages or expected time to re-energizing a neighborhood.  In the event of a power outage, are you prepared?

Before outage


  • Add Outage Hotline to phone: 800-662-4797
  • Assemble an emergency kit and keep it where it’s easy to find in the dark. Suggested items:
    • Flashlights and extra batteries
    • Blankets
    • Water – half gallon/day per person
    • Battery radio, extra batteries
    • Canned or dried food
    • Hand-operated can opener
    • First-aid kit
    • Prescription medications
    • Specialty items for infants, seniors or disabled family members

During outage

Stay safe

  • Report your outage online or by phone:
    Report outage and get updates
  • Stay at least 25 feet away from downed power lines or flooded areas
  • Stay out of flooded basements or rooms
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible
  • Use manual operation of garage door
  • Go to safe shelter if your home is extremely cold or hot
  • Use flashlights, not candles
  • Use generators properly
  • Unplug or turn off appliances to avoid overloading when power is restored
  • Leave a single light on to alert you when power is restored
  • If your home is only one in neighborhood without power, check breakers/fuses
  • Use food safety tips for frozen and refrigerated items

Other considerations

  • Battery back-up for sump pump
  • Cell phone
  • Generator to power important appliances; test every 30 days
    Generator safety
  • Surge suppression devices for protection when power returns
  • Security and alarm systems
  • Pet safety
  • Card or board games to pass time
  • Dry ice for refrigerator/freezer
  • Frozen jugs of water for refrigerator or cooler, or drinking
  • Well being of friends, neighbors and relatives, especially seniors or anyone with medical conditions

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