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 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 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. Murder Victim Identified

    On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015, at approximately 1:46 p.m., the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of the victim murdered Tuesday morning in Dubuque. Read on...
  2. Burglary Results in Arrest & Multiple Charges

    On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2015, at 10:13 a.m., Dubuque Police responded to the area of Embassy West on the report of a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. Read on...
  3. Arrest Made in Connection to Death Investigation

    On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015, at 5:57 a.m., Dubuque Police responded to the area of 105 West 17th Street on the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, an adult female was found on the ground, near that address, suffering from facial injuries. Read on...
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CALEA Logo  The Dubuque Police Department is
proud to be a CALEA accredited agency.