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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.
No Criminal Charges Filed in Vehicle vs. Bicycle Crash | Oct 05, 2015
On September 13, 2015, the Platteville Police Department began an investigation into the cause of a motor vehicle vs. bicycle fatality accident on Business Hwy 151. The Wisconsin State Patrol Accident Reconstruction Unit assisted with this investigation. A bicycle ridden by James Spencer Thomas was westbound on Business Hwy 151 nearing the intersection of Phillips Road. A westbound pick-up truck driven by Tyler P. Sullivan struck the bicycle causing immediate fatal injuries to the bicyclist. During the investigation there were several factors that contributed to the accident. Some of these factors are: • Lack of adequate lighting and reflective material on the bicycle and…
Two Taken Into Custody After Incident at Furnace and Water Street on 10/1/15 | Oct 02, 2015
On October 1, 2015 at approximately 9 a.m. the Platteville Police Department received a complaint of a domestic violence incident in which the reporting victim was kicked and strangled. It was reported that the suspect, Douglas Forbes Jr., had assaulted the victim on two prior occasions as well. The victim reported that Douglas Forbes Jr., had the victim’s 8 month-old son with him. The victim was due to pick up the child during a normal child exchange time later in the day. There was no indication at the time that the child was in any immediate danger. Police intended to…
Reminder: Dog Licenses Due April 1, 2015
Reminder: Dog license fees are to be paid to the Platteville Police Department by Wednesday, April, 1, 2015.
Please note that the City of Platteville Municipal Code Chapter 6.09 states: “Persons keeping, harboring, or maintaining more than four dogs over the age of 5 months in one location shall, in addition to the individual license for each dog required by this chapter or state statutes, obtain an annual kennel license. No more than 10 dogs over the age of 5 months shall be kept on any one premise.”
Platteville Police Department
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.
City Parking Regulations
Parking regulations in the City of Platteville are enforced by the Platteville Police Department. For questions concerning parking rules, regulations, and enforcement, contact the Platteville Police Department at 348-2313 or City Hall at 348-9741. Please check the information in the left and right columns for specific parking information.
*No parking is allowed on any City Street for more than 48 hours.*