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.


Multiple Charges Filed After Traffic Stop | Oct 12, 2016
On October 11th at 1:48 am, Platteville Police Officers observed a vehicle being driven erratically in the City of Platteville. A traffic stop was conducted and contact was made with the driver, Michael Ryan Jones, 34 of Platteville. An Officer administered field sobriety tests and determined that Jones was operating while impaired by alcohol or drugs. He was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated. During processing he became violent and was ultimately transported to the Grant County Jail. When Jones was resisting being taken to jail he did spit and kick at officers as well. Jones was charged…
Platteville Police Warn of Non-Registered Traveling Salesmen | Sep 14, 2016
Last week The Platteville Police Department was contacted concerning solicitors attempting to get people to let them clean their carpets for free as part of a sales pitch for a vacuum manufacturing company. Today officers were able to make contact with the solicitors and identify them after a call from a concerned citizen that was suspicious of their activity.  The group was not registered as a traveling sales crew through the State Of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development as required by law.  We wanted to remind citizens about the concerns of traveling sales crews and the requirement for State and…