Our Mission 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.
Cedar Rapids Police Assist with Honor Flight
Cedar Rapids Police Department assisted with the boarding and return of war veterans from World War II on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Eastern Iowa Airport. One of veteran's from this Honor Flight was retired Assistant Chief of Police John Erger, seen in the photo below. Chief Erger served in the Marine Corps for 3 1/2 years. He enlisted at the age of 16 and with his mother's permission and signature, left home to help in the war efforts at 17 years of age. After his return, he served as a Cedar Rapids Police Officer from 1957 through 1989 when he retired as Assistant Chief of Police. He is seen in the photo below being assisted by a Cedar Rapids Police Officer upon his return from Washington, D.C.
Active Shooter Response
In response to the tragic event in Connecticut, the Cedar Rapids Police Department would like to educate the public on how to prepare for such an event. This power point presentation is intended to educate individuals on what to look for and what response the Cedar Rapids Police Department will have. Although there is no guarantee that this would not happen in our community, we can reduce our chances by working together. CLICK HERE to view the power point.