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Portage is a city in Columbia County, Wisconsin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.71 square miles (25.15 sq. km). The City of Portage had a population of approximately 9,728 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Portage, Wisconsin is Rick Dodd. Rick Dodd can be contacted at (608) 697-7065 and by email at Rick.Dodd@portagewi.gov.

Rick Dodd, Mayor
City of Portage
115 West Pleasant Street
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 697-7065
Email: Rick.Dodd@portagewi.gov
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Portage City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Portage, Wisconsin was 187.2, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 277.5. According to research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 59 registered sex offenders living in Portage, Wisconsin as of April 07, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Portage to the number of sex offenders is 175 to 1.

There were an estimated 227 total crimes per 100,000 people in Portage, 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 Portage is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Portage, there were an estimated 34 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 193 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 Portage, Wisconsin:

  • The overall crime rate in Portage is 20% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6 daily crimes that occur in Portage.
  • Portage is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Portage you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Portage has decreased by 23%.

Portage, Wisconsin Police Station Information

Portage Police Department

The Portage Police Department has 22 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 10,000 people.

Ken Manthey, Chief of Police
Portage Police Department
117 West Pleasant Street
Portage, WI 53901
Email: ken.manthey@portagewi.gov
Phone: (608) 742-2174 (Non-Emergency)
Fax: (608) 742-1175
Hours: 24 hours a day

Portage Police Dept
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Columbia County Sheriff’s Office

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

Roger Brandner, Sheriff
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
Law Enforcement Center
711 East Cook Street
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 742-4166
Fax: (608) 742-0598
Dispatch: (608) 742-4166 ext. 1
Emergency: 911

Mailing Address:
Sheriff Administration Office
P.O. Box 132
Portage, WI 53901

Columbia County Sheriff
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Columbia County Jail Information

Columbus County Jail has 165 jail beds. The physical location of the jail is:

Columbia County Jail
403 Jackson Street
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 742-6476
Fax: (608) 745-4809

Visitations Hours at Columbia County Jail:

Male Inmates:
8:00 am to 9:30 am or, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Female Inmates:
9:30 am to 10:30 am or 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Columbia Jail Visitations
Columbia County Jail

Police Records Request in Portage, Wisconsin

Police records can be obtained from the Records Section of the Portage Police Department during normal business hours. Requests for police records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s Open Records Request Form. Requests may be made completing the fillable/printable form which can be mailed, faxed or delivered in–person.

Portage Records Request

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Portage Police Department
Attn: Records,
117 W. Pleasant Street,
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608)742-1175
Email: records@portagewi.gov
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m-4:30p.m.

Portage 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:

Portage Records Form

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Marie A. Moe, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Portage
Municipal Building
115 West pleasant Street
Portage, WI 53901
608-742-2176, Ext. 333
Email: Marie.Moe@portagewi.gov
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Portage City Clerk

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