It is the mission of the Department to be a model of excellence in policing by building partnerships with our community and others to:

  • FIGHT crime and the fear of crime.
  • ENFORCE laws while safeguarding the constitutional rights of all people.
  • CREATE a work environment in which we recruit, train, and develop an exceptional team of employees.

Your Pleasant Prairie Police Department serves the needs of our community with 33 sworn law enforcement professionals. We work around the clock to insure the safety of our residents and visitors. The structure of the agency includes a Patrol Division, an Investigative Division and an Administrative Division. We attend to the public safety needs in the 33 square miles of business parks, prairie lands, retail markets, recreational areas as well as its very established residential areas. The Village of Pleasant Prairie Police Department serves a resident population of 20,000 and a daytime population which swells up to 35,000 people.

Officers are trained and skilled in a variety of areas including accident reconstruction, accident investigation, computer forensics, crisis intervention, death investigation and many more areas which enhance our ability to serve you, our public. We work closely with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and our collaborative effort supports county wide units such as the Arson Task Force, Kenosha County Tactical Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, Sexual Assault Response Team and the Task Force on Human Trafficking.

As mentioned, two of our officers are currently assigned to the Kenosha County Tactical Response Team. The team is made up of officers from surrounding agencies under the guidance of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s office. Our officers perform their assigned duties here and respond as needed for tactical response call outs. We also have a specially trained negotiator on the team. The extra training these officers receive increases the readiness of our agency to respond to emergency situations.

Our officers show their commitment both on and off duty to the Village residents and those in need. We enjoy serving our community and we endeavor to provide the excellent police services which we are committed to. We expect the Pleasant Prairie Police Department to be a model of excellence in policing by building partnerships with our community and others too.

– David Smetana, Chief of Police, Pleasant Prairie, WI January 2, 2017