- Police Department
The Administration Division is an essential part of the Council Bluffs Police Department. The Administration Division is responsible for providing support and service to the other divisions and sections of the entire department.
The Administration Division is comprised of multiple sections; Records Management, Police Area Representatives (PAR), School Resource Officers (SRO's), Internal Affairs, Training, and the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force. The Administration Division Commander, who holds the rank of captain oversees the department.
Honor Guard Unit
The Council Bluffs Police Honor Guard performs ceremonies at Departmental functions, line of duty deaths, and former officers who have passed away.
The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for investigating complaints against Council Bluffs Police Officers. Complaints may be filed in person, over the phone, or by email. Complaints against other agencies should be filed with the respective agency.
- Internal Affairs (712) 328-4918
Police Area Representatives (PAR)
The PAR Unit consists of 4 sworn officers lead by a sergeant. They are responsible for fostering relationships between the police and the community. PAR officers identify and solve problems that affect the qualify of life for all members of the community. PAR Officers are an effective system of communications available to the citizens.
Police Chaplain Corps
The Department has a volunteer chaplain corps. The corps assists officers, their families, and members of the communities in times of need.
Records Management Section
The Records Management Section is the central repository for all records and reports handled by the Police Department. Records technicians ensure reports are readily available and are properly distributed to all appropriate Police Department divisions, the court system, and other law enforcement agencies. Where permitted by policy, copies of incident reports, accident reports, and criminal history information may be released to the public for a fee. Additional case reports require a investigative file request form be completed and approved by City Legal.
The Records Management Section also has the responsibility of manning the public access window for the Police Department. For security reasons, all persons conducting business with the Police Department must first stop at the public access window in the main lobby. The hours of operation for the window are 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.
School Resource Officers
The Department has 5 sworn officers assigned to junior and senior high schools in the Council Bluffs Community School District.
- Abraham Lincoln High School - Officer Kennedy (712) 890-5176
- Kanesville High School - Officer Herr (712) 890- 5163
- Kirn Middle School - Officer Hite (712) 890- 5165
- Thomas Jefferson High School - Officer Diederich (712) 890-5140
- Wilson Middle School - Officer Legband (712) 890-5186
Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force
The Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force is made up of several law enforcement agencies from southwest Iowa. The Task Force is responsible for narcotics and other vice related investigations. Members of the task force work closely with Federal, State and Local agencies to perform their investigations.
- Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force (712) 328-4712
Training & Southwest Iowa Law Enforcement Training Facility
The Southwest Iowa Law Enforcement Training Facility is a joint venture of the Council Bluffs Police Department and the Pottawattamie County Sherriff's Office. The facility can host all types of training including classroom, defensive tactics, and firearms. The facility boasts two 25 yard indoor ranges, a 50 yard outdoor range, and a 100 yard outdoor range.
The Southwest Iowa Law Enforcement Training Facility is manned by the Council Bluffs Police Department Training Unit during regular business hours. The facility is available to law enforcement and military personnel only.
- Southwest Iowa Training Facility (712) 328-4704
Police DepartmentPhysical Address
1 Ezra Jackson Way
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: (712) 890-5400Emergency Phone: 911
Phone: (712) 890-5219
Phone: (712) 890-5400, option 5
Phone: (712) 890-5123
Phone: (712) 890-5205