Marshfield Police Department

110 West 1st Street
Marshfield, WI  54449

Outer Lobby:  24 X 7 with phone to Dispatch
(includes drop box for fines/tickets)
Inner Lobby:  Monday - Friday 7:30 - 4:30 PM
(includes pharmaceutical drop box)

Emergency:  911
Non-emergency Dispatch:  715-387-4394
Business Line: 715-384-3113
Fax Line:  715-384-0823


                                                Chief of Police Rick Gramza

                                                                   Welcomes You 
                                                      to the Marshfield Police Department
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The Marshfield Police Department has revamped its citizen’s police academy program. We will be holding classes on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for six (6) consecutive weeks, starting in April. Class size is limited to 15 adults.

The goals of the citizens’ police academy are:

 To provide citizens a working knowledge of law enforcement operations, including support staff.
 To strengthen law enforcement/community relations.
 To obtain valued feedback from the community through citizen participation.
 To increase citizen knowledge about police functions.
 To enhance employee’s instructor training skills.

The above objectives are met with the use of hands-on interactive experiences in areas such as crime scene investigations; SWAT tactics; utilization of police department firearms at the police range; and observe firsthand how the K-9 unit performs its duties.

If you are interested in participating, please call Peggy at 384-0800 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Overnight parking on city streets or in city-owned parking lot during the months of November through April is not permitted between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.  There may be certain exceptions and permission will be granted at the discretion of the shift commander by calling Wood County Dispatch at 715-387-4394.  However, no vehicles are permitted on city streets during a declared snow emergency. 

For city-owned parking lots, a permit may be purchased at the police department to enable parking between these hours in designated areas only of specified city lots.  The permit for all-night parking in a city-owned lot does NOT allow the holder of the permit to park the vehicle on the street during the night. 

Parking regulations as stated above apply unless a street is otherwise signed or a snow emergency has been declared pursuant to Section 13-35(3) of the city's municipal colde. 

The ordinance was created for ease of street maintenance and snowplowing. 

New Law Banning Use of Cell Phones While Driving in Construction Zones

A new law took effect Saturday, October 1st that bans Wisconsin drivers from talking on their cell phones in construction zones. 

Drivers will still be able to talk on the phone if they use hands-free devices. But, if you're caught holding a phone to your ear, you'll get a ticket and face fines of up to $178.

The Wisconsin DOT said there have been nearly 10,000 crashes in construction zones from 2011 - 2015.

"Most of the injuries and deaths occurring in construction zones are actually motorists, people driving through those areas, so that's equally as important as protecting the workers out there," Capt. Steve Krueger of the Wisconsin State Patrol said.

Texting while driving is already banned in Wisconsin.

The new construction zone law goes into effect Saturday. 

School Bus Warning Lights - New State Regulation

As of August 16, 2016, Wisconsin Department of Transportation passed a new regulation that school buses in Wisconsin must have amber lights to alert that the bus is about to activate its flashing red warning lights while coming to a stop. 
To view the video, click on this link 

Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry

To register for  email notifications regarding registrants moving to your area:  Wisconsin  Sex Offender Registry site:  WWW.WIDOCOFFENDERS.ORG

Pet Licensing
Cost: $8 per dog (neutered/spayed)
$6 per cat (neutered/spayed)
$16 per dog (unneutered/unspayed)
$12 per cat (unneutered/unspayed)
City Treasurer's Office  5th Floor/City Hall  630 S Central Avenue

Crash Report access: go to:, (WI DOT site) or you may stop at our department M-F 0730-430pm (our crash report copy will cost you $2.00 at the PD).

Free Bicycle Registration

During the course of the year, the police department recovers numerous abandoned and stolen bicycles.  If the bicycle is registered, owners can be located and bicycles returned.  To protect your property and as a public service, beginning in 2014, bike licenses will be provided to you at no cost.  You may register your bike at the Marshfield Police Department Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Basic bike information required on the registration form includes:
Serial number
Frame color and size
Number of speeds

Police Auction Change

The Marshfield Police Department effective immediately, will no longer have just a single annual police auction.  See Police Auction Online for all the details.   

Prescription Drug Drop off

  • The PD is a 24/7 drop off point for prescription drugs.  For more information click here or click here for a bookmark reminder.  As of August 2016 we now are able to accept sharps: they can be placed in the secured wooden box in the inner lobby of the Police Department to the left of the current prescription drop off location. 

sharps drop off  2016

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Helpful Links:

Current and Emergency Links: