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Janesville is a city in Rock County, Wisconsin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.65 square miles (89.73 sq. km). The City of Janesville had a population of approximately 59,498 in the year 2010.

The council president of Janesville, Wisconsin is Doug Marklein. Doug Marklein can be contacted at (608) 436-1428 and by email at

Doug Marklein, Council President
City of Janesville
P.O. Box 5005
Janesville, WI 53547-5005
Phone: (608) 436-1428
Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Janesville City Council

In 2016, the crime-index in Janesville, Wisconsin was 200.2, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 280.5. According to research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 299 registered sex offenders living in Janesville, Wisconsin as of March 29, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Janesville to the number of sex offenders is 214 to 1.

There were an estimated 2,118 total crimes per 100,000 people in Janesville, Wisconsin. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Wisconsin which has 2,128 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Janesville is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Janesville, there were an estimated 170 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Wisconsin is 320 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 1,948 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Wisconsin average of 1,808 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Janesville, Wisconsin:

  • The overall crime rate in Janesville is 20% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.03 daily crimes that occur in Janesville.
  • Janesville is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Janesville you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Janesville has increased by 3%.

Janesville, Wisconsin Police Station Information

Janesville Police Department

The Janesville Police Department has 104 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 58,639 people.

David J. Moore, Chief of Police
Janesville Police Department
Police Services Building,
100 N. Jackson Street
Janesville, WI 53548
Phone: (608) 755-3100
Non-Emergency: (608) 757-2244
Fax: (608) 755-3004
Emergency: 911
Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

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Rock County Sheriff’s Office

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Janesville, Wisconsin.

Troy Knudson, Sheriff
Rock County Sheriff’s Office
200 US Highway 14
Janesville, WI 53545
Phone: (608) 757-8000
Non-Emergency Police Response: (608) 757-2244
Tips Line: (608) 757-7911
Emergency: 911
Hours: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Rock County Sheriff
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Rock County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Rock County Jail
200 East USH 14
Janesville, WI 53545
Phone: (608) 757-7907

Visitations Hours at Rock County Jail:

Secure Custody Inmates:
9:40 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm; 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, 7 days a week

Huber Inmates:
7:00 am to 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 7 days a week

Rock Jail Visitations
Rock County Jail

Police Records Request in Janesville, Wisconsin

Janesville Police Warrants

Police records can be obtained from the Records Section of the Janesville Police Department during normal business hours. Requests for police records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s Open Records Request Form.

Police Records Request Form:

Janesville Records Form

Open records requests are submitted directly to the police department in two ways.
1. By submitting a copy of this form to:
Janesville Police Department at
P.O. Box 5005,
Janesville, WI 53547-5005; or

2. By submitting an oral request to:
Janesville Police Department
Phone: (608-755-3100) or
In person at: 100 N. Jackson Street, Janesville, WI 53548.

Janesville Police Records

Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. Requests for public records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s Open Records Request Form. The completed application shall be hand delivered, mailed, or sent via fax to the City Clerk’s office during regular office hours, except during legal holidays.

Open Records Request Form:

Janesville Records Request

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

David Godek, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Janesville
City Hall,
18 N. Jackson Street, Main Floor,
Phone: (608) 755-3070
Fax: (608) 755-3196
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Janesville City Clerk

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