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Cedar Rapids Police Dept.
505 1st Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Phone: 319-286-5378

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Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Police Department

Police Officer Uniform PatchThank you for taking the time to learn more about the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

The mission of the Cedar Rapids Police Department is to actively involve everyone in a team effort to serve, protect, and prevent crime and disorder by training, educating, informing, and involving ALL in order to provide a safe and secure community in an effective and efficient manner.

Meet Police Chief Wayne Jerman

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National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  This will be the 35th anniversary for National Night Out and the 19th anniversary for Cedar Rapids to participate in National Night Out activities.  

Neighbors have to come together, join forces, and take a stand against crime in their neighborhoods. National Night Out is a great way to reinforce the relationship with neighbors and local police officers. You can help prevent crime in the community by getting involved.

It is simple to host a National Night Out event. It can be done in three steps: 

1.         Determine the location, time and refreshments. 

2.         Download an invitation that can be customized and sent to neighbors. 

3.         Invite your neighbors and enjoy the night!

To get more information on how to host an event or to register your event so that police officers can stop by and meet your neighborhoods, contact Sgt. Laura Faircloth at 319-286-5425 or email your National Night Out time, location and event to l.faircloth@cedar-rapids.org.


The Police Department is encouraging citizens to form or revitalize a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood.  For more information, please call 319-286-5378.  For an overview of Neighborhood Watch, the Police Department has a Power Point Presentation for your review.  This presentation provides details on the importance of Neighborhood Watch and how to re-energize an existing Neighborhood Watch program.

The Police Department offers crime mapping tools to help prevent, reduce, and solve crime with easy-to-use technological tools that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence, and increase public engagement.

The crime mapping software raises the level of community awareness, confidence, and participation in fighting crime by providing real-time reporting and crime maps.  The software auto-publishes crime data from the Joint Communications Center’s Computer Aided Dispatch systems. Citizens can access and browse crime information as shown on a map from any computer or mobile device and are able to submit anonymous tips through the platform.
At the click of a mouse, citizens can review the crime type, time, general location for every icon.Crime Reports Screenshot
• Citizens can view crime for any date range
• Victim's identity is protected
• Descriptive crime information is published
Citizens can register to receive official alerts from the Cedar Rapids Police Department. They can also request daily, weekly, or monthly updates on any number of crime types listed on the crime data map.
A tip submission tool encourages community involvement in the policing process and making Cedar Rapids a safer community.  There is an anonymous tip submission platform and two-way dialogue between citizens and police officers is available through email.
The Cedar Rapids Police Department, through the crime reporting software, offers free access to mobile applications for smart phones and tablet devices. Citizens are provided with anytime, anywhere access to crime maps and information.

Crime Mapping Tool


Use the Police Department's searchable database to look up calls for service by date or location.  The information is updated daily.





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