The Marshfield Police Department began with the City’s incorporation in 1883. One of the main reasons for creating the city of Marshfield stemmed from the need to impose order on the rough frontier town.
From the very modest beginnings of one marshal and one policeman needed to curb frontier rowdiness in 1883, the police department has expanded to keep pace with the demands of a modern city.
Today, the department has 40+ full-time police officers, two ordinance/humane officers, six support staff, fifteen part-time crossing guards, a team of volunteer auxiliary police, one park patrol officer, and four chaplains.
Read more at http://ci.marshfield.wi.us/departments/police/about.php#iOmTJ2T1lHAhPLEm.99