Police Department

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Message from the Chief


The dedicated men and women of the Council Bluffs Police Department serve over 62,000 residents providing 24/7 community-based police services.  Our 113 sworn and 25 civilian employees work diligently to leverage available resources and partnerships to enhance our ability to provide top quality service, build and strengthen relationships with all our citizens, and to most effectively address crime and social issues.
beware of phone scams!

Beware of fraudulent phone scams! 

The Council Bluffs Police Department will not call you asking for money or pre-paid cards. 

The CBPD has received several phone scam reports. These calls appear to be coming from the Council Bluffs Police Department, and the caller is claiming to be a member of the CBPD. Sometimes they have your name, address, date of birth, phone number, etc. The scammers are demanding money in forms of pre-paid cards. These are all scams! The Council Bluffs Police Department, or any other agency, will not call you asking for money or pre-paid cards. 

If you answer a call, ask for specific information from the caller, including a call-back number. Tell the caller you will check the information and call them back. Once you disconnect, call the Council Bluffs Police Department directly, at 712-328-4715, to make a report of the scam.

Organizational Structure

In an effort to accomplish the above goals, members of the departments are strategically distributed through four Divisions: 

  • Administration - Personnel, Police Area Representatives (PAR), 
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Services
  • Uniform

Each Division is divided into sections and units with the intent of maximizing the resources and staff to address specific missions and goals.  If you would like to see a more detailed breakdown of our organizational structure click here.  It is our hope that the information provided in the Police Department section of this site will address all your questions.  If you need additional assistance please contact us using the Staff Directory to the right.  

In the meantime, if you wish to report an incident that is not in progress or a life safety issue click here.  If you would like to anonymously report a tip on criminal activity click here.