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Community Outreach
Downtown Liaison Officer

The Downtown Liaison Officer helps to establish relationships and communication channels with local businesses and pedestrians, and is a positive visible presence throughout the Downtown and Northside Marketplace. Officer Fowler is available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday  through Saturday, and Officer Farrell is available from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday to 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. rotating days. Email with questions.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Community Liaisons

The Iowa City Police Department has three officers assigned as liaisons to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community. The Department’s goals for having the liaisons is to:

  • Foster positive relations between the LGBTQ community and the Iowa City Police Department by providing a liaison for community members who may be crime victims or have information or issues of concern that the police department could assist with.
  • Assist in productive dialogue with investigative units concerning LGBTQ-related crimes.
  • Work in partnership with other city agencies, other law enforcement entities and community-based organizations, education and involvement in other LGBTQ-related issues.
  • Maintain an interactive role in recruit-based and in-service police trainings regarding the LGBTQ community.
LGBTQ Community Liaison

The ICPD has multiple officers throughout the department who receive ongoing training and serve as LGBTQ+ liaisons. For information or questions, contact Sgt. Scott Stevens at 319-356-5281 or

Neighborhood Response Officer