Sun Prairie Police Department

  • Agency: Sun Prairie Police Department
  • Address: 300 E. Main St., Sun Prairie, 53590 WI
  • Chief: Frank Sleeter (Chief of Police)

Sun Prairie Police Department is located at 300 E. Main St., Sun Prairie, 53590 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Frank Sleeter. The Sun Prairie Police Department phone number is 608-837-7336.

Sun Prairie Police Department News

A little Throwback Thursday to the time Officer Barrett was on patrol, the weather was beautiful, and he paid $10 for a cup of lemonade because he had no smaller bills and the kids couldn’t break it! (It was totally worth it!) #tbt

The Sun Prairie Police Department 2017 Annual Report is now available! Check it out online:

Officer Benjamin Pluim recently brought his K9 partner Lasko in to visit the Animal Sciences class at Sun Prairie High School. Lasko showed off his many talents to the engaged and attentive students!

Congratulations are in order for Officer Cathleen Messenger, recently promoted to Detective with the Sun Prairie Police Department.

Our friends at the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department are hosting a Citizens Fire Academy starting Wednesday, May 16. Enrollment info in the link below!

Officers from the Sun Prairie Police Department joined forces with volunteers from throughout the community for an extra-special Family Fun Night at Westside Elementary recently. Over the course of two days, the volunteers packaged 50,000 meals for children in Haiti! It was an honor for us to take part in such a worthwhile event.

A great piece by the Sun Prairie Star regarding our recent Active Threat training:

Over the course of several days in March and April, the Sun Prairie Police Department, along with the Sun Prairie Fire Department and Sun Prairie Emergency Medical Services, conducted Active Threat Training exercises as well as larger scale scenarios at St. Albert the Great Church. This training also included a Command portion where members of each Department’s Command Staff practiced running the response as Unified Command. The Sun Prairie Police Department would like to extend a huge thank you to the Sun Prairie Fire Department, Sun Prairie Emergency Medical Services, and all of the City Employees who volunteered their time to assist with this training. We would especially like to thank St. Albert the Great Church for providing us with an incredible venue for the training, a tremendous amount of help with organizing volunteers, and assistance with the execution of the training. The training would not have been nearly as beneficial without the help of St. Albert the Great Church staff, and all of the volunteers that participated as role players. As you look through the photographs, you will see members of Sun Prairie Police, Sun Prairie Fire, and Sun Prairie EMS working together. This was a perfect example of how a community works together to prepare everyone to operate as a team during critical incidents. Photos courtesy Chris Mertes with The Star.

Our brothers and sisters in public safety at Sun Prairie EMS are now on Facebook. Head over to their page and give them a Like!

The City of Sun Prairie will be participating in the statewide tornado drill today. Outdoor warning sirens will be activated. If actual conditions present the possibility of several weather, the drill will be rescheduled for Friday.

These scams happen all the time! We just had two people in our lobby this morning reference scams just like this! Please show this to everyone you know!

From the National Weather Service Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week The week of April 9-13, 2018, is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. The National Weather Service in Wisconsin and Wisconsin Emergency Management are asking that everyone take time to go over their safety plans so that they will be ready when severe weather strikes. The time to prepare is before the storms hit. On Thursday, April 12, two tornado drills will be conducted. At 1 pm, a test Tornado Watch will be issued for all of Wisconsin and will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio. At 1:45 pm, the NWS Green Bay office will issue a test Tornado Warning. The test warning will be broadcast as a test on NOAA Weather Radio using the real Tornado Warning code. The afternoon drill will conclude at 2 pm. An evening drill (Warning only) will occur at 6:45 p.m. For more information please visit

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications week (April 9-13). This time is designated to honor the men and women that have dedicated their lives to public safety communication and make daily personal sacrifices for this professional commitment. "The thin gold line represents those who are rarely seen but mostly heard. The calm voice in the dark night. The golden glue that hold it all together." Our department would like to take this time to recognize and honor the outstanding group of professionals that make up our communication center, and all public safety communication employees across the country.

Friendly reminder that the Sun Prairie Police Department does not accept sharps through our med drop program. We do have some information to help though! SAFE SHARP DISPOSAL AT HOME Sharps waste cannot be thrown away with your trash or recycling. To prevent injury and illness to yourself and others, use the guidelines below for getting rid of sharps waste in your home. Examples of Sharp Waste: - Needles - Lancets - Syringes - Any other sharp objects What to do with Sharp Waste - Obtain or purchase a "Sharps Box" from your pharmacy, hospital, clinic, or health department. - You may also use a hard plastic liquid laundry soap or bleach bottle with a screw on lid (plastic milk jugs are not acceptable). If you choose this option, you need to get a biohazard sticker and write "sharps" on it. - Always keep containers out of reach of children and pets. - When the container is 3/4 full, tightly close the lid. - Take it to your local pharmacy, doctor's office. There may be a disposal fee at certain pharmacies. For any further information, visit Have a happy and safe weekend!

Both lobbies of the Sun Prairie Police Department (City Hall and the Westside Community Building) will be closed Friday, March 30. They will reopen on Monday, April 2nd at 8 a.m.

Detective Scot Bartnick (pictured with Chief Anhalt and Detective Sergeant Ryan Cox) recently graduated from the Leadership in Police Organizations Program. The LPO program is an intensive, three-week course that explores leadership at different levels within an organization. Students work in teams throughout the course and it culminates with a group “change project”. Scot has been with the Sun Prairie Police Department for over 21 years and is a highly regarded member of our police family. Congratulations, Detective Bartnick!

On March 26th, our department received two reports from local businesses regarding phony $100 bills. The suspects ordered food for delivery and paid using a phony (not counterfeit) $100 bill, receiving change and the food before the delivery person was aware. The food was delivered to an apartment complex on S. Bird Street; however, the suspect met with the delivery person in the parking lot. Our department wants to make local businesses aware of this act. The bills passed are marked “For Motion Picture Purposes”.

Max, Miles, and Sherman were happy to have some nice warm blankets on such a cold Spring day, courtesy of Community Service Officer Johnson!

**UPDATE - Owner identified!** This handsome guy was found wandering near the area of Heatherstone Drive. If he belongs to you, please contact our non-emergency line at 608-837-7336.

Wisconsin’s statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Thursday, April 12.