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Police -- Emergency call 911
10 W Church St. (PO Box 76)
Non-emergency: 608-882-2292

Chief Scott McElroy,

The Evansville Police Department is responsible for providing the public with crime prevention services and protection of life and property. It is the goal of the Evansville Police Department to provide essential services to the citizens and visitors of the City of Evansville and to work with other agencies to achieve common goals.  The Police Department provides full-time police protection. Nine full-time officers (including the Police Chief and Lieutenant) and 4 part-time officers staff the Department. Additional support is provided to the City and surrounding areas by the Rock County Sheriff’s Department.  The Evansville Police Commission provides oversight of the Department.

The City of Evansville Police Department recognizes that the public has a compelling interest in the inspection of public documents and records and in the release of information dealing with law enforcement activities.  Only if there is a countervailing interest of the same or greater magnitude will anyone be denied information or the opportunity to inspect public documents. 

Members of the public may obtain information and access to the Evansville Police Department's public records, or obtain copies of these records, by contacting the legal custodian, Chief Scott McElroy, 10 West Church Street, Evansville, Wisconsin 53536, telephone number (608) 882-2299. The Evansville Police Department will accept release of information requests between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Access to records may be denied in accordance with any applicable law, policy and/or procedure.  Please make your request for the specific records you seek, orally or in writing, to the legal custodian. The Evansville Police Department may bill you for each copy made. The department's Request for Records form may be downloaded here.  The department's complete policy for Release of Information is available here.

The Police Department is now an authorized partner with the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles.  We can provide the following services: title application processing, license plates, and license plate stickers for yearly renewals.  Click here for more info.


Fire -- Emergency call 911
425 Water Street
Non-emergency: 608-882-9934

Terry Wendt

Fire protection within the City of Evansville and surrounding townships, including select Rock and Green County areas, is provided by the volunteer fire department under the direction of the Evansville Fire District. Rated at an insurance classification of IV, the department consists of 34 trained personnel and seven vehicles equipped with fire fighting and emergency related equipment.


A service fee of $500 dollars is charged to owners of real and/or personal property for fire protection, lock-outs, carbon monoxide alarm responses, reports of odors, etc. Any response fee that is not paid within 90 days from the date of first billing is subject to interest bearing late charges of 1.5% per month. Unpaid response fees and interest charges may become a lien against the real property, pursuant to Section 66.60(16) of the Wisconsin Statutes.


Service fee discrepancies may be taken to the Board of Appeals for the Fire District. A written appeal must be filed with the Secretary of the Board of Appeals within 30 days after the initial billing date. Within 45 days of receiving the appeal, the Board will hold a hearing. All interested parties will receive at least 10 days notice of the appeal. A final decision by the Board of Appeals will be delivered within 30 days of the initial hearing date.


Emergency Medical Service (EMS) -- Emergency call 911
11 W. Church St.

Non-emergency: 608-882-2269

Mary Beaver, Coordinator:

Twelve professionally-trained volunteer emergency medical technicians and one full-time emergency medical technician provide with City of Evansville with Emergency Medical Services. These individuals work on a moment’s notice to provide life-saving and life-enhancing services to the residents of our community. EMS has two fully equipped emergency-response vehicles.


Anyone interested in joining Evansville EMS, please contact the Coordinator. Evansville EMS will reimburse your tuition, after successful completion of an appropriate training class, to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).


To recognize the invaluable services of Evansville's EMS team, the City of Evansville designates mid-May as Emergency Medical Services Week.



608-882-2266 ph • Evansville City Hall• PO Box 76 • 31 S. Madison St. • Evansville, WI 53536