For emergencies, dial 911.

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.
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Welcome to the Iowa City Police Department web resources 

The Iowa City Police Department encourages everyone: full time residents, visitors, 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. 

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: visit the Police Recruitment web 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.

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


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

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