Police

The Dubuque Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the city of Dubuque, Iowa.  It is headquartered in the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center at 770 Iowa Street. This building is also home to the Emergency Communications Center, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, and the Dubuque County Jail.

The Dubuque Police Department has an authorized strength of 109 sworn officers and nine civilian employees.  It is organized into five divisions:

* Administration & Staff Services
* Patrol
* Community Oriented Policing
* Criminal Investigations
* Records
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Within those divisions there are numerous special initiatives and functions, with all members of the department continually striving to serve and protect members of the community in accordance with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

 

 

Common Requests


Use these buttons/links to access common requests of the police department.
 
Code Red

CODE RED


Learn about and sign up for the Code RED emergency notification system.
Complaint

COMPLAINT


Submit a complaint about a police department employee.
Compliment

COMPLIMENT


Submit a compliment for a police department employee.
Extra Attention

EXTRA ATTENTION


Request extra attention to a specific area (use the "Traffic Enforcement" button for traffic requests).
Residential Security Check

RESIDENTIAL SECURITY CHECK
Use this button to request police to check the security of your home while you are out of town for an extended time.

Ride Along

RIDE ALONG


To obtain information about riding along with a Dubuque police officer or to submit the necessary request form.
Smart 911

SMART 911


Learn about and sign up for Smart 911, a service that provides important information to emergency dispatchers.
Speed Shield

SPEED SHIELD


Use this button to request speed shield signs in a specific area.
Submit a Tip

SUBMIT A TIP


Use this to provide information to the police department.  You may remain anonymous.
Traffic Enforcement

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT


Request extra traffic enforcement in a specific area.
  1. Police Dept News Flash
  2. Police Dept Calendar
  1. Skimmer Device Located on Local ATM

    On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Dubuque Police received credible information indicating a “skimmer” device was placed on an automated teller machine (ATM) at a local financial institution in a nearby city. Read on...
  2. Suspect Arrested on Attempted Murder Warrant

    On September 21st, 2016, at 7:17 a.m., Dubuque Police arrested Charles A. Layfield, 29, of 2227 Washington Street, at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on charges of Attempted Murder, Going Armed with Intent, and Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon. Read on...
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proud to be a CALEA accredited agency.