The Community Services Division focuses on the delivery of special police services, including the Bomb Squad, Crisis Negotiation Team, Honor Guard, K9 Unit, Police Community Action Team, Reserves, Special Response Team, and Traffic. The Division has an emphasis on community and neighborhood issues. Community Policing (District Lieutenants) and the School Resource Officer program are included in the Community Services Division.
Captain Cody Estling oversees the Community Services Division.
Bomb Squad - The Police Department is currently certified as a type 2 Bomb squad and a member of the statewide Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) response team.
Crisis Intervention Team - specially trained officers whose function is to respond to incidents which involve a mental health crisis, where the officer’s specialized skills may be used to successfully conclude such an incident and to provide the individual with further assistance beyond the actual call.
Honor Guard - The Honor Guard's primary function is to participate in funerals by providing services such as Silent Guard, pallbearers, flag folding, rifle team and playing of Taps for any police officer or firefighter
killed in the line of duty.
K9 Unit - The Cedar Rapids Police Department has seven K9 teams, including six narcotics dogs and a bomb/explosives dog.
Police Community Action Team (PCAT) - PCAT has been operational since January 9, 2016 and has been deployed into neighborhoods to address problems, specifically crime and quality of life issues, with the number one priority being to address gun-violence issues. PCAT officers are not assigned to a specific shifts or police beats, but rather have the flexibility to get at the root causes of neighborhood issues based on crime trends and collection of intelligence information.
Traffic Division - The Traffic Bureau's mission is to help provide safer streets for our community. Officers assigned to the Traffic Bureau provide both general and specific enforcement projects.