Internships

Community Resource Officers

In 2011, the Dubuque Police Department implemented an internship program designed to be more inclusive, comprehensive, and practical than that of traditional ride-along based internships.  The Community Resource Officer (CRO) paid internship is designed to provide participants with experience in all aspects of the Department, including, but not limited to working with the Patrol Division, Community Policing Unit, and attending community events and meetings.  Participants are issued a CRO uniform, equipment, and provided training to formalize and enhance the program experience.  Several past participants who completed the CRO Internship Program are now Dubuque police officers, while some others went on to work for Jule Transit and as an emergency communications dispatcher.  

The Dubuque Police Department is not currently accepting applications for CRO interns. View current employment opportunities with the City of Dubuque, including CRO Internships. Look for the job posting under "Police Department Intern (CRO-Community Resource Officer)". 

Community Resource Officers 2019

2019 Community Resource Officers:

(L-R) Brendan Nugent, Antone Dixon, Bailey Paulsen, Stephanie Wehr, Mark Portz

Traditional Internship Program

The Dubuque Police Department also continues to offer a more traditional (unpaid) internship program comprised primarily of interns riding with patrol officers as required or encouraged by his or her college.  Interns experience what a patrol officer does on a daily basis and are often required to complete a report as part of their college coursework.

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    Support Services Division
    563-589-4422
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    Lieutenant John Digman

    Professional Standards
    563-587-3829
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