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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 - TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2019    
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 6, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  On August 6, 2019, neighbors throughout Cedar Rapids are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, cookouts and various community events with safety demonstrations, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and exhibits.
 
It is simple to host a National Night Out event:
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!

Please E-mail Sergeant Laura Faircloth the following information if you would like to participate:  National Night Out event contact person, address, email, neighborhood association name (if applicable), location, hours of the event/activity, police officers/firefighters requested at the event, and indicate whether media can attend your event.


VOLUNTARY SURVEILLANCE CAMERA REGISTRATION PROGRAM

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is encouraging citizens to register their private surveillance cameras with the Police Department to help reduce crime in our community and aid in the apprehension of criminals.  Camera footage has proven instrumental in solving and prosecuting crimes.  This new voluntary registration program allows citizens to be proactive in their neighborhoods.  If a crime should occur, the registration database will be beneficial for officers and investigators to be able to know where surveillance video may be available.  Typically, officers and investigators are required to canvass neighborhoods to obtain this information; this new program will be a more efficient means of crime investigation.   

Registration database information will not be available to the public; rather the information collected is only for law enforcement use.  The Police Department will not be able to look at camera images without permission of the owner.  Camera images would be requested only for aiding a criminal investigation.  There are no minimum camera equipment requirements and the Police Department is not inspecting any of these personal surveillance systems. This voluntary registration program is not a suitable substitute for the current business surveillance cameras in service as part of the City’s surveillance camera ordinance. 

RESIDENTIAL CAMERA REGISTRATION PROGRAM


START A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH!   

The Police Department is encouraging citizens to form or revitalize a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood.  Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear.  MORE DETAILS

POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFERS CRIME MAPPING TOOLS 
 
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


STAY INFORMED ABO
UT POLICE RESPONSES IN THE COMMUNITY

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

CALLS FOR SERVICE

The Police Department publishes a monthly newsletter that you can have sent directly to your email.

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