Warren was founded in 1843 by Alexander Burnett. Warren was then incorporated in 1857 and today is a town of 1428 citizens. Warren is located in JoDaviess County on Scenic Stagecoach Trail and State Highway 78. Warren is approximately 1 mile from the Wisconsin border. The County Seat of JoDaviess County is Galena.
The Warren Police Department is committed to protecting and serving our community. The officer’s work hard using pro-active measures to ensure that Warren is a safe community to live in.
The Department is comprised of 3 Full-time officers, 10 Part-time officers and 1 civilian.
Following are a few of the people who have served in the capacity of Chief of Police:
|Bryan A. Bohnsack||July 10, 2000 – Present|
|LeRoy C. Behrens, Jr.||May 23, 1994 – April 30, 2000|
|Ronald Gaulke||October 1, 1981 – May 1, 1994|
|Arthur Walker||October 23, 1978 – April 30, 1981|
|Greg Wallis||April 24, 1978 – November 8, 1978|
|Kenneth Oefelein||February 9, 1976|
|George McRae||May 1, 1967 – November 24, 1975|
|Leslie Schwitz||May 7, 1965 – 1967|
Some of the buildings used as a Police Department are: The basement of the Community Building back in the 1800’s, the building beside the Warren Library on Burnett Avenue which now houses the Historical Society, the Village Hall on Cole Street and our current location on Anson Street.