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For emergencies, call 911.

For the suicide and crisis lifeline, call 988.

To report non-emergency incidents/crimes call 319-356-6800 or use our online reporting form.

For general Iowa City Police information, call 319-356-5275.

For records requests email icpdrecords@iowa-city.org.

For media inquiries email policemediarequests@iowa-city.org.

ICPD BadgeThe Iowa City Police Department encourages everyone: full time residents, visitors, students, or those researching the area, to contact the department with questions about area law enforcement or public safety.

The Iowa City Police Department's goal is to continually seek ways to improve its mission, and its officers appreciate your input. The effectiveness and success of the department hinges on the ability to communicate with the public. Please let our officers know how we can improve in providing service and public safety. Solving problems is what the department does and it can’t assist without knowing the problem.

Our Mission

“To work in partnership with the community, enhance trust, protect with courage and compassion, and empower victims of crime through excellence in service.”

Join Our Team

Iowa City is a growing and vibrant city and a great place to work and raise a family. For those interested in a career in law enforcement, consider applying to join the Iowa City Police Department.

Learn more at the Police Recruitment page.

Preliminary Plan to Restructure Police

In December 2020, the City of Iowa City released a preliminary plan to restructure the Police Department towards community policing. The document includes a statistical overview of the Iowa City Police Department, background on recent community policing initiatives, and 36 recommendations to address public health, community safety, and systemic racism in Iowa City.

City's Preliminary Plan to Restructure Police


Law Enforcement Accreditation Logo

The Iowa City Police Department was awarded CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation for the seventh time in March 2021. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., also known as CALEA, was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of major law enforcement executive associations.

The purpose of CALEA's Accreditation Program is to improve the delivery of public safety services by maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners that covers a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives, while also establishing and administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence.

As part of the Iowa City Police Department's ongoing efforts to maintain the highest standards of policing and public service, the community is encouraged to provide feedback on ICPD's quality of service, policies, and procedures.

Public comment can be provided here


Please note due to the high volume of requests, the Iowa City Police Department cannot accommodate requests for patches or other police memorabilia.