Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
The mission of the Cedar Rapids Police Department 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.
Meet Police Chief Wayne Jerman
2020 ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE
The Cedar Rapids Police Department produces an annual report, which provides a comprehensive review of department activities. The annual report details year-end statistics from each division of the police department.
2020 Cedar Rapids Police Department Annual Report
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - AUGUST 3, 2021
On Tuesday, August 3, neighbors throughout Cedar Rapids are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, cookouts and various community events with safety demonstrations, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and exhibits.
Neighbors have to come together, join forces, and take a stand against crime in their neighborhoods. National Night Out is a great way to reinforce the relationship with neighbors and local police officers. You can help prevent crime in the community by getting involved.
Your National Night Out event can be as simple as a potluck, cookout or dessert. One person can be responsible for the entire event or you can share the responsibility. But make sure to register! Cedar Rapids police officers will stop at each event throughout the community.
To get more information on how to host an event or to register your event so that police officers can stop by and meet your neighborhoods, contact Sergeant Laura Faircloth at 319-286-5425. Please email Sergeant Faircloth the following information if you would like to participate: National Night Out event contact person, address, email, neighborhood association name (if applicable), location, hours of the event/activity, police officers/firefighters requested at the event, and indicate whether media can attend your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a Neighborhood Invitation Template
ONLINE REPORTING / RECORDS REQUESTS
The Police Department offers several services that can be conducted online or by telephone.
To report an emergency, call 911.
For non-emergency calls, please call 319-286-5491.
Please use the links below to submit a request electronically to the Police Department. A Police Department employee will be in contact with you as soon as possible:
TO REPORT A CRIME (NOT IN PROGRESS)
TO OBTAIN A COPY OF A REPORT
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VOLUNTARY SURVEILLANCE CAMERA REGISTRATION PROGRAM
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is encouraging citizens to register their private surveillance cameras with the Police Department to help reduce crime in our community and aid in the apprehension of criminals. Camera footage has proven instrumental in solving and prosecuting crimes. This new voluntary registration program allows citizens to be proactive in their neighborhoods. If a crime should occur, the registration database will be beneficial for officers and investigators to be able to know where surveillance video may be available. Typically, officers and investigators are required to canvass neighborhoods to obtain this information; this new program will be a more efficient means of crime investigation.
Registration database information will not be available to the public; rather the information collected is only for law enforcement use. The Police Department will not be able to look at camera images without permission of the owner. Camera images would be requested only for aiding a criminal investigation. There are no minimum camera equipment requirements and the Police Department is not inspecting any of these personal surveillance systems. This voluntary registration program is not a suitable substitute for the current business surveillance cameras in service as part of the City’s surveillance camera ordinance.
RESIDENTIAL CAMERA REGISTRATION PROGRAM
START A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH!
The Police Department is encouraging citizens to form or revitalize a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood. Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. MORE DETAILS
POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFERS CRIME MAPPING TOOLS
Crime Mapping Tool
STAY INFORMED ABOUT POLICE RESPONSES IN THE COMMUNITY
Use the Police Department's searchable database to look up calls for service by date or location. The information is updated daily.
CALLS FOR SERVICE
We want to hear from you about your experience with the Cedar Rapids Police Department. Please take a moment and complete this survey based upon your recent experience with member(s) of the Police Department. This survey does not ask for specific contact information.
Police Department - Citizen Survey
If you would like to provide feedback and would like to be contacted, the City of Cedar Rapids Customer Service survey is available. Please select "Police" from the Division drop-down menu.
CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY
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