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.


Platteville PD to Participate in Speed and Safety Belt Enforcement in July | Jun 30, 2015
The Platteville Police Department will again be participating in speed and safety belt enforcement in the month of July. The set dates will be July 3, 4, 17, and 28. The Platteville Police will be specifically targeting Business Highway 151. During the June deployment, the Platteville Police Department had 4 extra Officers patrolling the Business Highway 151 corridor. A total of 29 citations were written from 32 traffic stops. The Platteville Police Department wants to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. Be safe and buckle up!
Platteville Officer Kris Purkapile Promoted to Sergeant | May 29, 2015
As of May 15, 2015 Kris Purkapile has been promoted to Sergeant at the Platteville PD.  She has been with the PD for over 7 years.  Kris has dealt with a variety of situations during her tenure. Her leadership skills and aptitude with computers will serve her well in her new role. Kris Purkapile is a 2002 graduate of Evansville High School before deciding to continue her education at UW-Platteville. In May of 2007, Kris graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Mathematics. In the summer of 2007, she attended Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Police Academy…