The Prairie du Chien Police Department, together with citizens and other entities, will serve, protect, and educate our community in order to provide a safe and peaceful environment.

Core Values: P.R.I.D.E. - Protect - Respect - Integrity - Duty - Empathy

* Location: 228 North Beaumont Road
* Hours: The Police Department provides law enforcement services to the City of Prairie du Chien 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
* Contacts: Emergency – 911 * Non-emergency – (608) 326-2421
* Administrative Assistant – (608) 326-4222 * Email -
* Mail: 228 North Beaumont Road; Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

71 -Chief of Police Chad Abram (Email)
72 - Lieutenant Terry Sprosty
76 - Sergeant Kyle Teynor
85 - Detective Stacy Polodna
74 - Officer Gerald Tippery
86 - Officer Ashley Erickson
89 - Officer Jeff Henry
75 - Officer Maxwell Erickson
84 - Officer Josh Hemmer
82 - Officer Tara Henry
81 - Officer Casey Cox
87 - Officer Tony Berg
Adm. Asst./Officer Patricia Schauf Yager (Email)

​Part-Time Employment: In order to more efficiently fulfill its mission, the Prairie du Chien Police Department employs a number of part-time sworn police officers. These officers perform exactly the same duties as their full-time counterparts and are subject to the same hiring and training standards. Part-time officers are hired as agency needs dictate.
713 Breeser, Joseph D. - 714 Moore, John C. - 716 Hackett, James L. - 717 Myhre, Marc T. - 718 Lund, Josh D. - 720 Sander, Karl C. - 721 Schauf-Yager, Patricia A. - 723 Herbers, Steve E. - 724 Mullikin, Cody P. - 730 Olson, Jorrey S. - 719 Stovey, Paige K. - 715 Wallin, Kurt D.

The Crawford County Domestic Abuse Program - 1-888-200-8426
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin -  1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
The Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry
Crawford County Crime Stoppers - 1-866-779-PAYS (7297)


The CodeRED Weather Warning is a unique service that automatically calls citizens in the Crawford County area in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. 
In addition to weather warnings you can also receive general community notifications such as street closures and public awareness information by checking the “General Notifications” box on the sign up page. You may add as many cellphone, landline and email addresses for your family as you wish as long as they are all for the same address. Simply go back into the sign up page and add additional numbers as needed. There is no direct cost to you for signing up for any of the alerts.

Below is a link anyone can use when the department is seeking applicants for police officer positions. Currently we are not seeking full time but applicants can submit for the possibility of part time.

The WI Statewide VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the WI Statewide VINE system is 888-868-4631. This service is provided to assist crime victims and other community members who have a right to know about the offenders currently in the custody of the Sheriff’s Department.
How to request an accident report from the Police Department 
Please click on the link to request an accident report. Include the following information in your email:
Name of involved party(s)
Insurance carrier
Date and location of the accident
Your contact information Phone
Case Number if available
Behind the badge with the Prairie du Chien police chief (2014)

Pictured after an informative Lunch with the Chief are kindergarteners (from left) Nathan Helgerson, Ashton Landt, Westin Marx, Prairie du Chien Police Chief Chad Abram, Portor Kossman and Tegan DuCharme.
Ride-along offers glimpse into local police force

Tara Henry says serving as a law enforcement officer in her hometown of Prairie du Chien has its benefits and disadvantages, but overall, she enjoys her job very much. She has been employed with the police department full-time since 2010. (Photo by Correne Martin - Courier-Press)
Have you ever wondered what it is like to drive a police car during a pursuit? Would like to know what is done at a crime scene to collect evidence? Do you wonder about the types of firearms the police use and how they operate? What information does an officer use for a drunken driving arrest?

If you would like to see the answer to these questions and many others apply today for the 2017 Citizens Academy for the Prairie du Chien Police Department. We are now taking applications for the academy that is scheduled to start March 23, 2017. All classes are scheduled for Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00 pm from March 23 ending with a graduation banquet on May 25, 2017.

All applicants selected will undergo a soft background check and an interview with members of the department before acceptance into the class. Applications are due by March 10, at 3pm. To apply stop the City Hall or the Police Department for an application or download one here. Your application can be dropped off at the Police Department or City Hall.