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.
Chief Jerman accompanies Eastern Iowa Honor Flight
Chief Wayne Jerman accompanied Willard Dickel on the September 10, 2013, Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. Chief Jerman said it was a wonderful experience and enjoyed the day with Mr. Dickel.
Cedar Rapids Police Unveil a Drug Drop Box
The Cedar Rapids Police Department now has a safe and convenient way to dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Citizens can now dispose of their prescripton drugs, by dropping them into a secure drop box located in the vestibule of the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 505 First St SW. Access to the Drug Drop Box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All prescription drugs will be taken. No sharp items please.
The Drug Drop Box could only be done through the support of the community. Pictured above is Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman, Lowell Underwood of Cassill Motors and Cory Cooper of Banacom Signs. The mailbox was painted courtesy of Cassill Motors and signage was provided by Banacom Signs. A big thanks to both agencies for their support in this project.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines - flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash - both pose potential safety and health hazards.
Properly dispose of your unused and unwanted drugs by taking them to your local law enforcement agency. Other agencies that also have Drug Drop Boxes in Linn County include Marion Police, Mount Vernon Police and Lisbon Police.
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.