The District Police Lieutenants focus on building relationships with businesses and residents to make a positive impact on the quality of life in our neighborhoods. This is accomplished through partnerships, collaboration and problem solving. The officers meet regularly with our citizens, businesses and community leaders and engage other agencies and organizations to identify issues and seek positive resolutions.
A more detailed map of the police districts is available.
Lieutenant Jeremy Paulsen is District 1, Lieutenant Cory McGarvey is District 2 and District 3, and Lieutenant McGarvey and Lieutenant Matt Welsh are District 4 and District 5.
Lieutenant Jeremy Paulsen is the commander of the Central District. The Central District is located in the center of the city. This district is made up of the downtown business area, the uptown district (1st Avenue from 10th Street to 19th Street East, the Moundview neighborhood area, the Wellington Heights neighborhood area, the Oakhill Jackson neighborhood area, the Taylor neighborhood area, and the Northwest neighborhood area. Lieutenant Paulsen deals directly with all the neighborhood associations for each of these listed neighborhoods. The Central District is also the home of the Police Substation located at 1233 1st Avenue SE.
Lieutenant Cory McGarvey is the commander of the East District. The East District consists of many businesses including Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids largest employer), Lindale Mall, numerous parks as well as the Noelridge Neighborhood Association and Kenwood Neighborhood Association. Two of the public high schools and the parochial high school are located in this area as well.
The West District is the largest geographic district and has a large industrial base in Cedar Rapids including Archer Daniels Midland, PMX, General Mills, as well as a wide range of residential areas. There are many neighborhood associations in the West District including Cleveland Neighborhood Association, Taylor, Westdale Area and the Harbor Neighborhood Association.
Lieutenant Matt Welsh