Platteville Police Department

  • Agency: Platteville Police Department
  • Address: 165 N 4th St, Platteville, 53818 WI
  • Chief: Earl A Hernandez (Chief of Police)
Phone: 608-348-2313
Fax: 608-348-4916
Email:

Platteville Police Department is located at 165 N 4th St, Platteville, 53818 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Earl A Hernandez. The Platteville Police Department phone number is 608-348-2313.

Platteville Police Department News

BEWARE! Phone SCAM in the Platteville area! The caller claimed to be with "Health Human Services" based in Washington DC. They told the victim they were chosen to receive a $9700.00 grant from the US Government. The victim was asked to purchase $250.00 in STEAM gift cards and send them to the caller. The caller would then send the victim their "grant" and reimbursement for the gift cards via Western Union. The calls were from multiple phone numbers with a 202 & 206 area code. Be aware that the Federal Government will not call to offer grant money and will not require gift cards to be purchased before awarding a grant.

National Telecommunicators’ Week April 8-14 Telecommunicators provide a critical link between the public and emergency services. They answer emergency calls, gather critical information and send Fire, EMS and Police units where they need to go. In Platteville our Telecommunicators field 911 calls and non-emergency calls. They answer questions from the public, document the activities of our staff in our record management system and provide radio communications for the Platteville Fire Department, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Police Department, the Southwest Health Ambulance Service and the Platteville Police Department. The Communications Center at the Platteville Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Platteville Community is fortunate to be served by a dedicated group of professionals who take their jobs seriously and recognize the important role they play in serving the public. The Telecommunicators in Platteville are Janet Sanders, Traci Winkler, Laura Brown, Amy Dillman, Kayla Braley, and Brooklyn Dietzel-Goldthorpe. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize their efforts and thank them for their service.

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Platteville City Hall and the Utility Billing Office are experiencing problems with their phone system and cannot receive incoming calls. The problem is being worked on and hopefully will be corrected soon. In the meantime, if you need to contact City Hall or the Utility Billing Office, please call the Police Department on our non-emergency number of 608-348-2313 and our dispatch will transfer your call to the appropriate person/office. Thank-you and sorry for any convenience. **Update - the phone problem at City Hall has been fixed. Thanks for your patience.**

The Southwest Wisconsin Emergency Response Team will be conducting training exercises today at various schools in the City of Platteville. There will be several squad cars parked in the school parking lots from multiple jurisdictions. There is no threat to the public as this is only a training exercise, and there is no student or teacher involvement since faculty and students are off this week on spring break.

The Platteville Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the subjects in this photo. These persons are persons of interest in a theft from earlier in March. Please call 608-348-2313 or send us a private message. Remember, all persons are considered innocent, unless proven guilty in a court of law. Thank-you ***The two subjects in this photo have been identified. Thanks to all that provided information.***

Incident date/time: Sunday, March 18th, 2018, 4:50 a.m. The Platteville Police Department is investigating a complaint of an unknown white male, entering an unlocked apartment in the downtown 2nd Street area and began inappropriately touching of an adult female while she slept. The suspect was described as heavy set, wearing a baseball cap, a black hoodie with a green shirt underneath and with facial hair (goatee). A resident of the apartment chased the suspect, last seeing him running east on Cedar Street from Park Place. The Platteville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this suspect. Persons with information can call 608-348-2313. Callers can remain anonymous. All persons are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Several area residents have contacted Platteville PD asking to purchase personal alarms or about a story they read on a website selling them. This is a pop up advertisement. This incident was never reported to our department and the person named in the article has never had contact with PLPD. The Platteville Police Department will not endorse or suggest any specific brand or device for personal safety. We do not sell them either.

Are you a good problem solver and communicator? Do you enjoy clerical tasks and like to ensure code enforcement and public safety? If so, the Code Enforcement Officer position may be for you! Learn more by visiting the City's website. Applications are due Thursday, March 1st (tomorrow!!) http://www.platteville.org/police/page/code-enforcement-officer

Good afternoon, The name of Commander Eric Lyons, formerly of the Cuba City Police Department, will be placed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial this May during National Police Week. Because of this, the Grant County Honor Guard has been requested to represent the Cuba City Police Department at this event. There are 8 members who are going and we needed to do some fundraisers to get the money for them to go. The family of Eric has done some wonderful things to help us and to date has already raised $1,400! They also had a t-shirt designed in his honor with all the proceeds going to the honor guard. To order a shirt...click on the link. Then click on the picture of the T-shirts. Then there’s a red link at the top that says add to cart. Click on that and a page should open where you can add sizes and quantities and then you can check out and pay from there. https://www.companycasuals.com/policeweek/start.jsp It’s a pretty neat way to help honor him and they did a good job with the design. If you don’t want a t-shirt, but would like to donate, you can through the Grant County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. Thanks! Sheriff Nate Dreckman Grant County Sheriff's Office P.O. Box 506 Lancaster, WI 53813 (608)723-2157

Just a reminder that sidewalks need to be reasonably cleared of snow/ice. Contractors will be out within the next couple of days to clear those sidewalks that are still snow/ice covered. If the contractors clear a sidewalk, the property owner is faced with a $30 administrative fee, plus an hourly rate, depending on how long it takes for clearing. Thank-you

Incident Type: Suicidal Subject Incident Date: 1/12/2018 ****UPDATE**** The subject has been located and taken into protective custody. The Platteville Police Department would like to thank the public and all the assisting agencies for their assistance. ************************************************************************* On Friday, January 12, 2018 just after 5am the Platteville Police Department received a call about a subject that had left in a vehicle and was indicating that he was going to harm himself. It was also reported that this person had a rifle in their possession. The vehicle was located unoccupied on Madison Street in the City of Platteville near Moundview Park. The subject was in communication with a family member and at one point law enforcement. Due to the nature and proximity of the incident, contact was made with the Platteville School District and it was determined that school would be delayed. When the subject was not located promptly a further decision was made to cancel classes for the day. During phone contact with the subject he related that he left the rifle in the park and gave specific information on how to locate it. Members of the Grant County Crisis Resolution Team were able to recover the gun from a wooded area in Moundview Park. As of this time the subject has not been located. He is believed to be traveling on foot and maybe between the City of Platteville and Belmont, WI. It is unknown if the person is armed with any other weapons, however, there has been no indication that the subject was intending to harm others. At this time members of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin Department of Justice are attempting to locate the subject. The Platteville Police Department was assisted by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, Grant County Emergency Management, the Grant County Crisis Resolution Team, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, the UW-Platteville Police Department, the Platteville School District, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Incident: Suicidal Subject On Friday, January 12, 2018 just after 5am the Platteville Police Department received a call about a subject that had left in a vehicle and was indicating that he was going to harm himself. It was also reported that this person had a rifle in their possession. The vehicle was located unoccupied on Madison Street in the City of Platteville near Moundview Park. The subject was in communication with a family member and at one point law enforcement. Due to the nature and proximity of the incident, contact was made with the Platteville School District and it was determined that school would be delayed. When the subject was not located promptly a further decision was made to cancel classes for the day. During phone contact with the subject he related that he left the rifle in the park and gave specific information on how to locate it. Members of the Grant County Crisis Resolution Team were able to recover the gun from a wooded area in Moundview Park. As of this time the subject has not been located. He is believed to be traveling on foot and maybe between the City of Platteville and Belmont, WI. It is unknown if the person is armed with any other weapons, however, there has been no indication that the subject was intending to harm others. At this time members of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin Department of Justice are attempting to locate the subject. The Platteville Police Department was assisted by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, Grant County Emergency Management, the Grant County Crisis Resolution Team, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, the UW-Platteville Police Department, the Platteville School District, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Subject Description: m/w, 27 years old, 5’8”, 175lbs, brown hair, brown eyes. The subject has short hair and was wearing a green puffy jacket and a tan t-shirt. If you see a person matching the description of the subject please contact the Platteville Police Department or your local law enforcement agency. Platteville Police Department (608)348-2313

There is no active shooter threat in the city. The incident this morning, which prompted the Platteville School District to cancel classes, was not an active shooter incident. It involved a subject who was threatening harm to himself and it was believed that he was in close proximity to the high school. A formal news release will be forthcoming shortly.

A new year means new year's resolutions and they are not just limited to humans! As we roll into 2018, our squad cars were looking for an upgrade, some pizzazz, to start the new year right. With the help of Officer Brown, the dream became an reality! Platteville residents and visitors will be begin to see a new look on the squad cars as they patrol the streets...even at night since the design is reflective. As our current squads age out, they will be replaced with the logo on the right. This process will take time so be on the lookout for both styles on the road. Be safe and be vigilant!

The Platteville Police Department is looking to identify the person in this photo reference a possible theft case from September of 2017. Please call 608-348-2313 or message us. Thank-you. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On Friday, Dec. 1st Jackie M. treated the on-duty Officers, Dispatchers and Staff of the Police Department to a wonderful lunch of Chicken Parmesan, salad and rolls. She also brought in homemade cream puffs, chocolate brownies, and a platter of cupcakes in the shape of a Platteville PD badge. Jackie wanted to express her appreciation for the work done by the Staff at the PD. We would like to say “THANK YOU” to Jackie for the wonderful meal and treats. Based on how delicious everything was, we believe Jackie missed her calling as a professional chef.

On Monday, November 27, 2017, the Platteville Police Dept. received 6 backpacks filled with various age level books for children. The books are intended to be given to children by Police Officers at the scene of accidents or other incidents where children are present. The backpacks and the books are supplied by Reach-A Child and they are funded in part by a donation from AT&T. Photographed: Curtis J. Fuszard-Executive Director of Reach-A Child with his grandson, Teddy, State Rep. Travis Tranel, Platteville Police Chief Doug McKinley, Jim Jermain- AT&T Regional V.P.-External Affairs

The Platteville Police Department is looking for help identifying the female pictured below wearing the pink. She is a person of interest in a prescription drug fraud from September of 2017. If you have information about her identity, please call the Platteville Police Department at 608-348-2313, referencing case number #17-010504. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

City of Platteville Police Chief Doug McKinley and University of Wisconsin-Platteville Police Chief Joe Hallman stand outside the Platteville Piggly Wiggly during the Stuff-The-Cruiser event held last Saturday. We would like to thank all those who contributed food and money to the food drive. All of the donated items will go to the local Platteville Food Pantry.

Today is Sweet Treats on Main! For the safety of everyone participating, Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from about 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This closure will be from Water St./Hwy. 80 to Chestnut St./Hwy. 81. There will Community Service Officers helping pedestrians cross these intersections. Please pay extra attention during this time!

Officer Paul Rehlinger receives a $500 donation to the PD's Shop with a Cop Program from Pastor Cheryl Weaver and the Youth Group at the Platteville United Methodist Church.