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.


Explorer Post #480 Taco Dinner is Saturday, April 23rd | Apr 13, 2016
The Platteville Police Department Explorer Post #480 is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Taco Dinner: Saturday, April 23rd  |  4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at The Elks Lodge, 50 South Oak Street, Platteville, WI Tickets are: $6 for ages 12+ $4 for ages 4-11 FREE for ages 3 and under Money raised will be used to purchase equipment for training, uniform items, membership dues and cover costs of travel for participation in competition and other events.
April 10th-16th is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week | Apr 11, 2016
Sunday, April 10th through Saturday, April 16th are the dates for National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.  This is when the people who work behind the scenes and answer our community’s 911 calls for service are recognized.  At the Platteville Police Department six Dispatchers or Telecommunicators are employed to answer emergency and non-emergency calls for service.  They are responsible for collecting all of the pertinent information and relaying it to the appropriate emergency service.  Frequently they must gather this information from callers who are in the midst of a crisis so they have to remain calm while multitasking and getting the emergency responders…