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Nicholas Ames

Police Officer II
University Police Services
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

I am an Instructor in Professional Communications and Scenarios, a Field Training Officer, and the Alcohol Diversion Program proctor.

Brief biography

My name is Nick Ames and I am a 2nd Shift Officer at the UW - La Crosse Police Department.  When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time outside with my wife, daughter, and two dogs.


I attended Winona State University, where I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.  After graduating from Winona State, I attended the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at Western Technical College.


Professional history

I began my law enforcement career at the Village of Trempealeau Police Department.  After working part-time in Trempealeau for two years, I became a full-time officer here at the UW-La Crosse Police Department.  After a year and a half at UW-L, I worked for the City of La Crosse Police Department.  I then transferred back to the UW-L Police Department, where I am currently a 2nd Shift Officer.