Welcome from the Chief
Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you will take this opportunity to learn about our department as well as learn more about the services we offer to the people of Prescott.
It is my honor to serve as your police chief. I stand ready to answer your questions or listen to your concerns. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
About the Department
The Prescott Police Department is a 24-hour law enforcement agency. We are 1 of 3 full-time police departments in Pierce County, WI.
We protect and serve a year-round population of 4,250, as well as
thousands of visitors to the confluence of the Mississippi and Saint
Croix Rivers, and the beginning of the Great River Road, a national
tourist attraction. We are the western-most city in Wisconsin, and only
20 minutes from Saint Paul, MN.
Our officers are highly-trained professionals with special law
enforcement skills and talents. We have our own evidence technician and
photographer, criminal investigator, firearms instructor, field training
officers and officers with extensive experience in investigating crimes
against youth, domestic violence and senior citizens. We have 8
full-time and 4 part-time police officers. We also have a non-sworn code
enforcement officer and a non-sworn animal control officer.
Our support staff consists of 1 full-time and 1 part-time administrative assistant.
Our business office is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,
except for legal holidays. Our business telephone is 715-262-5512. It
is answered during business hours. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office
Dispatch Center answers our business line when our office is closed.
We encourage Prescott residents to report emergencies and non-business
calls for police service by dialing 911. The Pierce County Sheriff's
Office Dispatch Center will dispatch an officer to your location or
arrange for in person or telephone contact with an officer.
Our department is a full-service law enforcement agency. We conduct
criminal investigations, investigate traffic accidents, enforce traffic
law and city ordinances, answer calls for service and assist other
agencies. We are assisted by deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff's
Office and troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol.