Committed to Excellence. Committed to Community.
The City of Sparta was incorporated in 1883 and the Sparta Police Department developed a short while after. In the early years, the police department and fire department were joint services with officers trained to enforce the law and combat fires. In fact, the police department’s current building once served as the City’s fire department and jail. Today, the two services are housed in separate buildings and the fire department is now a volunteer service.
The Sparta Police Department serves a population of over 9,500 residents, with 21 sworn officers, one code enforcer, and two non-sworn administrative assistants. The department operates around the clock and typically responds to 19,000 or more calls for service each year. The department is involved in various programs and officers have the opportunity to participate in special assignments including the Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit, West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group, School Resource Officer, and Bicycle Patrol Unit.
- Dial 911 in an emergency
- Non-emergency phone number 608-269-3122
June 1, 2017
The Sparta Police Department and the City of Sparta benefit from a Police Reserve Program, made-up of volunteer reserve officers. These police reserve officers are trained to assist the Sparta Police Department and the community in times of special events or assignments, natural disasters, emergencies or routine duties. Primary duties would be to augment and supplement the Police Department's patrol force, make good decisions and act under pressure, and be required to participate in monthly meetings and trainings, scheduled events, and routine police duties/emergencies as needed. To apply to be apart of the Police Reserve Unit, please click the link below or stop by the Sparta Police Department lobby at 121 E. Oak Street, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteer-Reserve Application