Chief of Police: Will Mortenson
Guided by its motto of “excellence through professionalism,” the Prairie City Police Department is committed to protecting the safety and security of Prairie City residents. The police department employs three full-time and four part-time officers, and receives assistance from a five-person volunteer reserve unit when necessary.
In addition to preventative patrol and conflict resolution, the police department offers community outreach. The department organizes a Summer Youth Academy for middle-school students, works closely with the Prairie City-Monroe School District, and offers a vacation watch for residents’ homes while they’re away.
Direct all questions and concerns to the appropriate numbers listed below. Please note: With the exception of emergency situations, the police department does not unlock vehicles.
Location: City Hall
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office: 1-800-362-1851
Jasper County Dispatch (Non-emergencies and animal control): 641-792-5912