The Iowa City Police Department Community Outreach Assistant believes honesty and transparency are critical pillars for improving police + public relationships.

The role of the Community Outreach Assistant is to help all community members understand the responsibilities of the police department and what services it offers, with a special emphasis on those groups who typically do not have a strong or comfortable relationship with the police.

Contact the Iowa City Community Outreach Assistant at community-relations@iowa-city.org.

Daisy Torres, ICPD Community Outreach Assistant

Daisy Torres is a non-uniformed employee who serves as the Community Outreach Assistant for the Iowa City Police Department. Torres meets with organizations and groups in the community to help the ICPD build relationships with residents and connect them to other community resources. Torres has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in her daily work.

Prior to this role, Torres interned with the ICPD and served as a student security officer for three years at the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, where she was one of the first student security supervisors and received a Life Saving Award. Additionally, she volunteered at organizations such as Uptown Bills and the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Torres earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Iowa and grew up in Chicago.

Outreach and Engagement Efforts

Recent outreach and engagement sessions have been held with adult immigrants, English-language learners, students, and seniors.

Upon request, the ICPD community outreach staff can visit and conduct informative presentations and/or public input sessions at schools, churches, non-profit organizations, and other community groups. To schedule a meeting or public outreach session, please contact the Iowa City Community Outreach Assistant at  community-relations@iowa-city.org or 319-356-5274.

Community Resources

A guide to community resources can be found here.

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