Police Department

The Platteville Police Department has 20 sworn officers and helps to maintain one of the safest small town environments in Wisconsin and the nation. The Platteville Police Station is located at the corner of Mineral and Fourth St., 165 N. Fourth St., Platteville, WI 53818-0780. Tel: 608-348-2313, Fax: 608-348-4916.

Command Staff

Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Chief of Police is responsible for planning, coordinating, supervising, and evaluating all police department operations. The two Lieutenants command the two major divisions in the police department reporting to the Chief of Police. One commander directs Operations and is responsible for all patrol personnel, the community policing coordinator, animal control, and the field training of new officers. The other commander directs Support Services and is responsible for all criminal investigative personnel including the direction of the community service officers, and school crossing guards. The Office Manager directs the telecommunications staff, technology support, and department clerical personnel. Together,the Management Team collaborates on budget preparation, policy development, program development, and the general administration of the Police Department.


Nixle Alerts

The Platteville Police Deparment is taking a critical step in creating a new communication path by sending alerts and advisories to the public as it happens. Nixle is a free notification service for government agencies to securely communicate with citizens via e-mail, SMS/text messages,  and Internet posts.

Nixle messages from the Platteville Police Department may include, but are not limited to, important information on car accidents, traffic diversions, fires, hazardous situations, severe weather, road closures, important construction information and other news or events officials feel is both proximate and personally relevant to the community.

The Police Department encourages you to sign up; it’s free and easy. To register, click here.


Two Charged With Armed Robbery of Stop-N-Go Convenience Store | Jan 25, 2016
On January 18, 2016, Detectives from the Platteville Police Department arrested Jamil Malik Ware, 20, for his part in the armed robbery of Stop-N-Go Convenience Store in Platteville on Christmas Day (2015).  On January 22, 2016, the Grant County District Attorney’s office charged Ware and Carmille Kalvin Nelson,19, with Armed Robbery. Ware is alleged to be the subject that was outside of the store when Nelson was inside committing the robbery.  Both subjects ran from the scene and ultimately left the Platteville area. Officers and Detectives were assisted in the investigation when an observant community member provided information that ultimately…
Platteville Police Department is Accepting Applications for Emergency Services Citizens Academy | Dec 14, 2015
The Platteville Police Department announces that it is taking applications for the 2016 Platteville Emergency Services Citizens Academy. The Academy meets once a week on Wednesday nights, March 2nd through May 4th.  In that time you get to train with Fire, Police and EMS personnel and see what they actually do.  This hands on experience is put into perspective at the end of the program, when a scenario night brings all three services together to interact on a simulated emergency call. Some of the goals of the Citizens Academy are to give community members a working knowledge of emergency services…