The Dubuque Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the city of Dubuque, Iowa, 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

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.

The Dubuque Police Department’s mission statement:

Enhancing community livability by providing equitable community service and protection through integrity, compassion, and competence.

Common Requests

Use these links to access common requests of the police department.

Submit a Tip
Provide information to the Dubuque police - you may remain anonymous

Become a Dubuque Police Officer
Information on recruitment and a career as a Dubuque police officer

Non-Emergency Police Report
File a non-emergency police report online.

Alert Iowa
Emergency notification system used by the City for emergency situations and time-sensitive news

Compliment or Complaint
Commend an officer, submit a comment, or file a complaint

Extra Attention Request
Request extra attention to a specific area

Traffic Enforcement
Request extra traffic enforcement in a specific area

Residential Security Check
Request police to check the security of your home while you are out of town for an extended time

Ride Along
Ride along with a Dubuque police officer

Create your safety profile to assist dispatchers and emergency personnel during an emergency
Police Department Patch

Contact Us

  1. 770 Iowa St.
    Dubuque, IA  52001


    Phone: 563.589.4410
    TDD/TTY: 563.583.1711
    TDD/TTY: 911
    Fax: 563.589.4497

    Non-emergency dispatch: 563.589.4415

    Emergency: 9-1-1


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    24 Hour Emergency Service

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proud to be a CALEA accredited agency.