Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Cedar Rapids Police Department. I encourage you to get involved with your police department and help us make Cedar Rapids an even better place to live, work, or visit.
I am honored and privileged to be the Chief of Police for the Cedar Rapids Police Department. Created in 1849, the Cedar Rapids Police Department is rich in history and tradition. We will always remember, respect, and honor those heroes who gave their life to protect the citizens of Cedar Rapids.
It is my privilege to work with 212 sworn officers and 110 police employees who share a common mission to ensure a safe and secure community. Every day we patrol neighborhoods, investigate crimes, and build partnerships with community members and groups. These dedicated and committed individuals work closely with our community and subscribe to the Cedar Rapids Police Department vision of "Courage, Integrity, and Character." In every call, task, and contact with a member of the public, police department employees adhere to the qualities connected to this vision. I am committed to ensuring that all employees believe, practice, and live by this code. Citizens expect it and deserve our commitment to it.
To make Cedar Rapids the safest city possible, we work in partnership with our residents. I encourage the exchange of information between community members and the department, and build upon established relationships, while creating new bonds with residents of our city. Working together is the most effective and efficient strategy to reduce crime, lessen the fear of crime, and increase the quality of life for everyone in our community.