For emergencies, dial 911.

To report non-emergency incidents/crimes call 319-356-6800.
For general Iowa City Police information, call 319-356-5275.
For records requests email

Welcome to the Iowa City Police Department web page 

The Iowa City Police Department encourages everyone: full time residents, students or those just 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. On this site you will find links to your beat officers. The department encourages you to get to know them.

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.”

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

Learn more: visit the Police Recruitment web page

Review the City's Preliminary Plan to Restructure Police here.

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