The Dubuque Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the city of Dubuque, Iowa.  It is headquartered in the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center at 770 Iowa Street. This building is also home to the Emergency Communications Center, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, and the Dubuque County Jail.

The Dubuque Police Department has an authorized strength of 109 sworn officers and nine civilian employees. It is organized into five divisions:

* Administration & Staff Services
* Patrol
* Community Oriented Policing
* Criminal Investigations
* Records

Within those divisions there are numerous special initiatives and functions, with all members of the department continually striving to serve and protect members of the community in accordance with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

The Dubuque Police Department's mission statement:
Enhancing community livability by providing equitable community service and protection through integrity, compassion, and competence.

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Common Requests

Use these buttons/links to access common requests of the police department.
Code Red


Learn about and sign up for the Code RED emergency notification system.


Submit a complaint about a police department employee.


Submit a compliment for a police department employee.
Extra Attention


Request extra attention to a specific area (use the "Traffic Enforcement" button for traffic requests).
Residential Security Check

Use this button to request police to check the security of your home while you are out of town for an extended time.

Ride Along


To obtain information about riding along with a Dubuque police officer or to submit the necessary request form.
Smart 911


Learn about and sign up for Smart 911, a service that provides important information to emergency dispatchers.
Speed Shield


Use this button to request speed shield signs in a specific area.
Submit a Tip


Use this to provide information to the police department.  You may remain anonymous.
Traffic Enforcement


Request extra traffic enforcement in a specific area.
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  1. Police seek assistance in identifying suspects.

    Police are seeking assistance in identifying two subjects who were allegedly involved in a burglary to construction trailers on the west end of the city on or around June 10th. Read on...
  2. Police seek assistance in identifying suspect.

    Police are seeking assistance in identifying a subject who allegedly shoplifted merchandise from Kohl’s, 2595 NW Arterial in Dubuque. Read on...
  3. Second Skimmer Found on Dubuque Gas Pump

    On 07/23/18 the Dubuque Police Department responded to Liquor Tobacco and Gas, 1401 Central Ave, after an employee of the Iowa Department of Agriculture found a skimming device on pump 4 during an annual inspection. Read on...
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proud to be a CALEA accredited agency.