The Cedar Rapids Police Department is actively recruiting certified law enforcement officers to join the department. Known as lateral transfers, a certified law enforcement officer from another agency, including in or out of the state of Iowa, can be hired by the Cedar Rapids Police Department with step pay consistent with the total number of years of service they have earned as a certified peace officer.
The City of Cedar Rapids, in partnership with the Kirkwood Small Business Development Center, has launched the Business and Community Kickstart Program (BACK Cedar Rapids). BACK Cedar Rapids provides funding and resources for technical assistance to small businesses recovering from pandemic and derecho related challenges.
Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control will have a limited opening beginning Monday, May 10, 2021. The shelter, located at 7241 Washington View Parkway SW, has been mostly closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.