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We file charges against a suspect with the Portage County District Attorney’s Office. From there the judicial system takes over and the suspect has his day in court. Information regarding this procedure is available in the Victim of Crime pamphlet you should have received during the initial report of the incident.
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If you have an emergency dial 911. The department non-emergency phone number is 715-345-5255. View additional Police contact information.
The Police Department office hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Calling our non-emergency phone number at 715-345-5255 outside of office hours will result in the call being transferred to the Portage County Sheriff's Department, who has radio contact with our officers.
Calling 911 results in your call being answered through an enhanced 911 phone system. Explaining your situation to a trained dispatcher will result in proper response from medical, rescue, fire, and police services.
Some of the more common emergency calls are the result of:
General calls for information or assistance or reporting crimes not in progress should go thru the non-emergency phone number at 715-345-5255.
You will be asked personal information such as name, address, phone number, and you will also be asked to provide as much of a description of the incident as possible. Some of this information may include your current location, the description of a vehicle or person, direction of travel, directions to and description of your home or vehicle, whether weapons were used, and if anyone else is involved. Remember to remain calm, you can relay more information that will be better understood and speed help to you.
Absolutely! Even though it is a minor offense and no real damage occurred, this may just be the start of something bigger in your neighborhood. It may also have happened the next block over, and if we don’t learn about it, we won’t know to increase patrols to watch for this type of behavior
The officer will arrive as soon as possible after receiving the call, depending on workload, distance from your home, etc. Generally, response time should be within 15 minutes. The officer will then ask for information about the incident or complaint. The investigation may also require checking for physical evidence, or interviewing other family members, neighbors, etc.
There may be several things that are happening including further interviews, interrogations, or evidence processing. It may also mean that there is no way to solve the complaint based on the current information in our possession. Active investigation stops only when there are no other directions to go with the complaint. It remains open, pending new leads. For answers to any questions you may have, contact the investigating officer.
Yes we do, click the below link to access the Plover Police Departments Use of Force Policy.
Use of Force Policy