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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.
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.
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.
Police Department Receives Grandparent Scam Complaint | Aug 13, 2013
On August 6th the Platteville Police Department received a report of a Grandparent Scam conducted by telephone. This is not an uncommon scam that targets older community members and often involves the names of grandchildren being used to solicit the grandparents to send money to an overseas location. Unfortunately, some folks don’t figure this is a scam until it is too late and they have sent hundreds of dollars to a scammer. The following is a description of that call, written so that others will not fall victim to this scam: 9:15 a.m. – Received a phone call. The number…
National Night Out Celebration Planned in Platteville | Jul 29, 2013
The Platteville Police Department is planning activities in conjunction with National Night Out, held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Detective Amy Hartwig is in charge of this event and is excited to announce the plans for that evening. “Beginning at 6:00 p.m. we will be holding a walk from City Park to the Platteville Family Aquatic Center. Anyone who participates in the walk will be able to swim for only $1!” Johnson Productions has donated their services and will be providing music at the pool that evening. The walk is a community event and families are invited to attend. All…
Police Department Mission Statement, Organizational Goals, and Organizational Values
The Platteville Police Department has been in existence since approximately 1900. However, a fire that destroyed City Hall in 1927 and another in the early 1950′s effectively destroyed most of the records from the early part of the century. Therefore, the records are very sketchy and most of the following information has been gleaned from old newspapers and personal reminiscences.