Police Department

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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. The old police department on Oak Street 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 10,000 residents, with 23 sworn officers, one code enforcement officer, and two civilian administrative assistants. The department also employees part time sworn and non-sworn staff, as well as a group of Reserve Officers to assist with special events and in times the agency might experience high demand, such as a critical incident or natural disaster. The Sparta Police Department typically responds to over 19,000 calls for service each year. Officers have the opportunity to participate in special assignments including the Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit, K-9 Units, Honor Guard, School Resource Officer program, interdiction teams, and Bicycle Patrol Unit.


Sparta Police Department
711 Pine St.
Sparta, WI 54656
United States

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