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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

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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.

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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. 



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

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.


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

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