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Crime Prevention & Public Information
Responsibilities & Training Services
Contact
Lieutenant Scott Baxter

DLEC
770 Iowa Street
Dubuque, IA  52001

563.589.4473

Fax: 563.589.4497

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The prevention of crime should be the primary role and goal of all law enforcement agencies. It is when crimes are prevented from occurring that society is best served. The term crime prevention applies to proactive efforts and measures aimed at the elimination of criminal incidents, rather than responding to them after they have occurred.  The most widely accepted definition of crime prevention is:  the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.

The Dubuque Police Department Crime Prevention Unit offers training and assistance to the citizens of Dubuque, including civic groups, neighborhood associations, businesses, senior citizens, and youth organizations.

Training Topics

Training topics include, but are not limited to: personal safety, home security, crime-free multi-housing training for landlords, scam/fraud prevention, workplace violence/active killer and a variety of other crime prevention topics.  Call or email Lt. Scott Baxter to schedule a presentation or get more information.


Additional Services
In addition to training, the Crime Prevention Unit also offers:
  • On-site security assessments (business, residential, and rental)
  • Crime free multi-housing training for landlords (click here for more information)
  • Crime prevention literature and materials (click here for Burglary prevention recommendations)
  • Child Passenger Safety Seat inspections (click here for more information)

Public Information
It is the policy of the Dubuque Police Department to be committed to informing the community and the news media of events within the public domain that are handled by or involve this agency. However, due to the nature of the police operations and right to privacy issues, not all information is subject to release and not all personnel are authorized to release information.

Public information falls under the purview of the Chief of Police and the Assistant Chief of Police, and Lt. Scott Baxter has been designated as the department's Public Information Officer. Lt. Baxter can be contacted for questions on media releases and requests for interviews; details on police calls for service, special events, crime data & trends; department related issues such as history, recruitment & retention, training, department demographics and internal affairs data; or any other inquiries related to the Dubuque Police Department and its operations. Lt. Baxter's contact information is located in the upper right corner of this page.

During non-business hours, inquiries can be directed to the on-duty Shift Supervisor at (563) 589-4425.  Citizens are also encouraged to register for the City's "Notify Me" service (upper left corner of this page in the blue box) as all Dubuque Police issued media releases are sent using "Notify Me", in addition to being posted on the Department's main page and in the front lobby of the Law Center.

Crime prevention topics, public information and safety tips:
For more information on crime prevention and other related topics, please visit the following websites:

https://nextdoor.com/nno/ (Nextdoor - a free & private social network for neighborhoods, strengthening communities through virtual neighborhood watch.)

http://www.iowa.gov/government/ag/  (Iowa Attorney General)

http://www.ftc.gov/  (Federal Trade Commission)

http://www.iowacrimeprevention.com/  (Iowa Crime Prevention Association)

http://www.bbb.org/us/  (Better Business Bureau)

http://www.usa.safekids.org/  (Safe Kids USA)

https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/  (US Postal Inspector)

http://www.ncpc.org/  (National Crime Prevention Council)

http://www.creditscore.net/ (Credit Fraud & ID Theft)

Personal Safety
Click here for recommendations that will enhance your safety whether out in the community, at work, or at home.


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