Requirements of the Alcohol Diversion Program

  1. This must be the first documented alcohol contact with the UW La Crosse Police Department.
  2. You must be willing to accept responsibility for personal actions and be willing to learn from potentially at risk behavior.
  3. Must be between 17-20 years old.

To Complete the Alcohol Diversion:

  1. You must pay a $100 administration fee.
  2. You must sign up within 5 business days of being cited.
  3. You must attend UW La Crosse Police Department's Alcohol Risk Behavior class within 60 days of your citation. A list of class dates are available at sign up.
  4. You must complete a 2 page impact paper prior to arrival to the on the consequences of your high risk alcohol use as it relates to your specific incident. Please explore how your actions and how these consequences could impact your life now and in the future; ie financial, legally, future employment, relationships ect. The paper must be double spaced with 12 pt Arial font. The paper must be received on the scheduled class date and turned in to the instructor.

For questions, contact Sgt. Paul Iverson (piverson@uwlax.edu) at 608.789.9000

This program is designed to create an alternative to being arrested for possession of  marijuana and be in lieu of court imposed penalties/record. However, there will be a local record at UW-La Crosse Police Department of your participation in the Marijuana Diversion Program.

Requirements of the Marijuana Diversion Program

  1. You must be referred to this program by a UW-La Crosse Police Officer. Cooperation is needed in order to be provided the opportunity to be referred to the marijuana diversion program.  
  2. This must be the first documented marijuana contact with the UW-La Cross Police Department.
  3. You must be willing to learn from this potentially harmful behavior.
  4. You must contact the UW-La Crosse Police Department in person at 605 17th St N within 5 business days.
  5. You must be willing to accept responsibility for personal actions and be willing to learn from potentially at risk behavior.

To Complete the Marijuana Diversion:

  1. You must pay a $150 administration fee.
  2. You must meet with a Department representative to discuss your contact with UWL-PD.
  3. You must complete a 2 page impact paper prior to arrival on the consequences of your drug use as it relates to your specific incident. Please explore how your actions and consequences could impact your life now and in the future; ie financially, legally, future employment, relationships etc. The paper must be double spaced, Arial 12 pt font. 
  4. No further drug offenses for 180 days from this original contact.