Police Department

The Pottawattamie County 911 Center dispatches CBPD Officers  

  • Call 911 for emergencies

  • Call: (712) 328-5737, option 1 for non-emergency calls

***NEW*** Reports & Tips Online

CBPD now accepts Crimestoppers tips, drug activity, and unresolved or ongoing neighborhood problems online.  In addition, CBPD now accepts traffic complaints for speeding, parking, and other traffic related issues online.  

Submit report / tip online

Business and retail partners may submit a misdemeanor shoplifting report online and submit digital evidence all in one place. If the offender is at the store, call 911 to have officers dispatched.

Council Bluffs Police Department Dispatch Channel Feed 

(Delayed 30 minutes)

                        https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/39895 via @Broadcastify 

Suicide and Mental Health Hotline - "988"

While officers strive to help others who are in crisis, we are not always successful in that mission.  Officers will continue to respond to calls for assistance, but the Department understands that some are not comfortable with law enforcement.  As an alternative to law enforcement response, "988," was established as a hotline in July 2022 for anyone seeking guidance, services, or help with suicide or other mental health issues.

For anyone thinking about suicide or just having a bad day, "988" is a new nationwide option for assistance.  The 988 hotline offers assistance to both people experiencing crisis or suicidal ideations and concerned family or friends.

Call 988 on your phone or visit their website at 988lifeline.org. For imminent threats to someone's life, call 911.  

The Department

The Chief of Police is responsible for the operation of the police department.  The departments is strategically distributed through three divisions with the intent of maximizing the resources and staff to address specific missions and goals.   

Additional details on the department can be found in the links to the left.  It is our hope that the information provided in the Police Department section of this site will address all your questions.  In the meantime, you may report an incident that is not in progress or a life safety issue.  You may also make an anonymous report regarding a tip on criminal activity.