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.

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.