Thanks to a return toward pre-pandemic staffing levels, the Iowa City Police Department is pleased to announce the return of the Downtown Liaison Officer position. Officer Colin Fowler - who was appointed Downtown Liaison Officer in 2017 - will return to that role.
The Downtown Liaison is a sworn and uniformed officer assigned to the department's Community Outreach division. The Downtown Liaison is tasked with fostering positive relationships with Downtown businesses and patrons through public education, pro-active patrols, and homeless outreach.
Officer Fowler has served with the Iowa City Police Department since 1999. In addition to his roles on the department's Special Response Team and as a field training officer, Officer Fowler is one of ICPD's two Crisis Intervention Training instructors.
Officer Fowler will typically work daytime hours Monday through Friday in order to be accessible to businesses during their hours of operations. However, Officer Fowler's schedule is flexible in order to be available for Downtown events, as needed.