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Department Contacts


(618) 783-8477 

Electric Department: (618) 783-3139

Fire Department: (618) 783-3887

Parks/Cemetery Department:

Cemetery - (618) 783-2173

Batting Cages/Mini-Golf/Aquatic Center  

(618) 783-8080

Police Department: (618) 783-8478

Streets Department: (618) 783-8511

WasteWater Department: (618) 783-2715

Water Department: (618) 783-2711

Fire Department

(618) 783-3887
Wade Fire Protection District is located at 104 N. First Street and is an all-volunteer fire department made up of 30 members. The district encompasses approximately 84 miles of town and rural area for protection. The department is home to three pumper trucks, one tanker, one equipment/rescue and two brush trucks.

Fire Department personnel:

Gary Lindemann, Chief
Bruce Benefiel, Assistant Chief
Ron StClair, Fire Captain
Larry Bedwell Jr., Rescue Captain
Larry Dorn, Training Captain
Fire Fighters: Alex Wagner, Jeff Vahling, Tony Weber, Brent Benefiel, Derick Fischer, Jeremy Haycraft, Ben Keller, Keith Kocher, Jordan Knicley, Doug Long, John Phillips, Raymond Reynolds, Jerry Rubsam, Randy Shamhart, Randy Stoops, Matt Tarr, Gene Utley, Doug Weddell, Kevin Woods, Martin Curtright, Clayton Curtright, Adam Painter, Seth Woods and Michael Finley

Trustees: Richard Ochs, Jim Dhom, Tony Hartrich, Paul Johnson, Galen Mendenhall, Mike Murbarger, and Brian Ochs.

Police department

(618) 783-8478

The City of Newton Police Department is located inside City Hall and office hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ten officers and a secretary make up the City of Newton Police Department and it maintains 24-hour emergency service. Visit the Newton Police Department on facebook by clicking here.

Police Department personnel:

Mike Swick, Chief

Jeremy Haycraft, Sergeant

Jim Riddle, Full-time Officer

Greg Coker, Full-time Officer

Adam Deckard Full-time Officer  

Riley Britton, Full-time Officer

Ron Heltsley, Part-time Officer

Brian Cox, Part-time Officer

Alec Westrich, Part-time Officer

​A. J. Hyatt, Part-time Officer

Sandy Dhom, Secretary

The City of Newton provides quality services to its residents through its several departments. The safety of residents and visitors is top priority in this community.

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