Auxiliary Police

The Dubuque Auxiliary Police Unit is a volunteer organization designed to assist the Police Department in the performance of their duties to the citizens of Dubuque. By remaining a highly-trained, flexible, and motivated group, the Auxiliary Police Unit is able to augment the regular police staffing at short notice whenever and wherever the need arises. That assistance is often rendered at parades, community events, crime/crash scenes, benefit runs/walks, & police department tours.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Iowa driver's license
  • Resident of Dubuque or Dubuque County
  • Ability to pass a background and criminal history screening
Auxiliary 2017
Applications to become a Dubuque Auxiliary Police Officer are now being accepted. For information on how to become an Auxiliary Police Officer, contact Capt. Scott Crabill at 563-589-4422 or via email or Lt. Marty Steil at 563-589-4425 or via email.  Click here to download an application. Once completed, the application can be dropped off or mailed to the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center or scanned and sent via email to one or both of the commanders listed above.

Lt. Marty Steil and the members of the Dubuque Auxiliary Police would like to thank the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) for the recently awarded grant in the amount of $5,807.  The grant will be used to replace outdated flashlights, traffic safety vests, and other equipment used by the officers of this entirely volunteer organization. The support provided by the DRA enables these volunteers to continue providing assistance to the Dubuque Police Department and community, resulting in a significant cost savings to tax payers. Thanks again DRA!