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Community Relations Officer
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 downtownofficer@iowa-city.org 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 scott-stevens@iowa-city.org.

Neighborhood Response Officer

The Neighborhood Response Officer works closely with Neighborhood Outreach, Housing and Inspection Services, Landlords, Tenants,and Neighborhood Associations to address specific issues within neighborhoods. Officer Schmerbach is available between the hours of 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Email neighborhoodofficer@iowa-city.org with any questions.